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DEFINITION: An application program interface (API - and sometimes spelled application programming interface) is the specific method prescribed by a computer operating system or by an application program by which a programmer writing an application program can make requests of the operating system or another application.An API can be contrasted with a graphical user interface or a command interface (both of which  … 
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Inside the world of Web APIs, the cloud and mobile technology
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PODCAST: In this on-demand podcast, Rob Daigneau, practice lead for custom application development at Slalom Consulting, offers his expert insights into the world of Web application programming interfaces (APIs), the cloud and mobile technology.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Premiered: May 23, 2014

CA Technologies

Software May Be Eating the World, but APIs Are Giving It Teeth
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WHITE PAPER: To exploit the latest tech trends while streamlining IT processes and services, savvy businesses are relying on application programming interfaces (APIs.) Consult this insightful white paper to learn why APIs are the glue that holds the modern IT organization together.
Posted: 20 May 2014 | Published: 20 May 2014

MuleSoft

APIs and Cloud Application Integration Strategies Today
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EBOOK: Application programming interfaces (APIs) are increasing in popularity as mobile and cloud computing continue to gain traction, but managing APIs in your organization can seem like a daunting task. Fortunately, this expert three-part handbook serves as a guide to APIs and cloud integration
Posted: 20 May 2014 | Published: 20 May 2014

SearchSOA.com

SOA architecture: Why You Need API Management
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EGUIDE: Modern, connected businesses need APIs to share information and do business with partners, but API development and management is no easy task. Consult this exclusive e-guide to get advice from software industry experts about key API issues.
Posted: 14 May 2014 | Published: 14 May 2014

MuleSoft

API Development: How To Stay Ahead of The Curve
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EGUIDE: Inside this e-guide, find an expert Q&A in which industry pros discuss the latest trends in API development, as well as what architects can do to stay ahead of the curve.
Posted: 14 May 2014 | Published: 14 May 2014

MuleSoft

Challenges of SaaS Application Integration
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EGUIDE: Many companies have fallen behind on cloud app integration, relying on old tools and inefficient methods. Consult this e-guide for integration advice from Garner analyst Benoit Lheureux and other experts, as well as best practices for developing new strategies to beat the challenges of integrating cloud applications.
Posted: 12 May 2014 | Published: 12 May 2014

MuleSoft

Secrets of a Great API: Core principles for delivering successful APIs
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WHITE PAPER: Application programming interfaces (APIs) offer tremendous value to modern companies as they can enhance developer productivity, help monetize digital assets, and add value to the business by allowing developers to enhance your services. This informative resource uncovers four secrets of building a stellar API.
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Apr 2014

MuleSoft

Transforming business at the intersection of marketing and technology
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BOOK: Businesses have to change themselves quickly and dramatically if they want to survive and thrive, say Bob Lord and Ray Velez, CEO and CTO of razorfish, in this extract from their book, Covnerge.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

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Build apps faster with PaaS
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VIDEO: In this brief video, learn how you can build and deploy apps faster with an open-source platform-as-a-service (PaaS). You'll discover how easy it is to scale applications and support any number of programming languages your organization relies on.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 06 Jun 2013

Red Hat

Apps Revolution
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This report from CSC describes the Apps rEvolution: an evolution in technology that is creating revolutionary business and personal change.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 24 Feb 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

API Management: Choosing the Right Tools
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WHITE PAPER: Making application programming interfaces (APIs) available to the general public brings with it a number of challenges and risks. In this white paper, explore the functional and operational requirements in depth and get the key criteria you need to choose the right API management tool for your organization.
Posted: 10 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

CA Technologies.

5 Oauth Essentials for API Access Control
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WHITE PAPER: View this resource to uncover an application programming interface (API) authentication solution fit for the enterprise. Read on for 5 things to consider before deployment.
Posted: 07 Feb 2014 | Published: 07 Feb 2014

CA Technologies.

Enterprise on the Go: 5 Essentials for BYOD & Mobile Enablement
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WHITE PAPER: To get the most benefits from enterprise mobility and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies, businesses need to deploy applications that give employees the same functionality as on-premise apps without sacrificing the security of critical enterprise systems. While this may seem like a tall order, it's possible with the right strategy in place.
Posted: 06 Feb 2014 | Published: 06 Feb 2014

CA Technologies.

Protecting Your APIs Against Attack & Hijack
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WHITE PAPER: Even though application programming interfaces (APIs) experience the same threats as the Web, thanks to architecture differences, existing Web security methods aren't enough to keep them protected. Read on to unveil 5 best practices to secure your API architectures.
Posted: 06 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

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Federated Identity & Single Sign‐On Using Layer 7
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how separate identity silos create gaps and complexities in security measures. Read on to reveal a solution that federates identity and provides single sign-on (SSO) services for mobile and virtual applications to reduce these challenges.
Posted: 06 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

CA Technologies.

Securing Identities and Data Across Mobile Apps
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the 3 major challenges in protecting user identities through mobile applications. Read on to discover a mobile gateway solution that offers secure access and user protection.
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

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API Design: How to Properly Build an Application Program Interface
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EGUIDE: What should you keep in mind while creating APIs? Find out in this expert Solution Spotlight, where you'll receive guidelines for building an API the right way to achieve functional integration and developer loyalty.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 04 Apr 2014

IBM

E-guide: 5 must-have integration competencies for competitive advantage
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EGUIDE: In this exclusive e-guide, explore the latest trends in application integration and learn why better collaboration is critical for a successful integration environment. Also, learn five key integration competencies that will give you a competitive advantage
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

IBM

Where SOA and the Cloud fit in With API Development
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EGUIDE: According to VP of Enterprise Management Associates Shawn Rogers, application program interfaces (APIs) play a key role in adding value to applications or workflows, as well as extending the reach of your business. As such, companies are looking for ways to speed API development, and many are turning to the cloud.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

IBM

Enable Mobile in the API Economy
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VIDEO: To achieve success with APIs, you need to manage both their creation and consumption -- but how? Find out in this brief video, where you'll discover a combination of tools that help you through the entire process: from API creation to mobile app development, and synchronization with back-end systems.
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 | Premiered: 13 Mar 2014

IBM

Architecture Plan and Design Best Practices: Outputs, Interfaces, and Scheduling
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EGUIDE: Consult this expert e-guide for advice from Gartner Vice President Anne Thomas Manes and other IT professionals on architecture planning, design best practices, and new approaches to building services with service-oriented architecture (SOA).
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 | Published: 13 Mar 2014

IBM

API Management is the SOA Renaissance
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WHITE PAPER: Forward-thinking organizations are moving to more open ecosystems, relying on service-oriented architecture (SOA) and application programming interfaces (APIs). Access this insightful white paper to learn about combining SOA and API management to create more engaging applications through comprehensive integration.
Posted: 11 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

API Development: Staying Ahead of the Curve
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WHITE PAPER: Although API development isn't new, architects must be aware of its evolution and stay ahead of the curve.  This E-Guide covers API development trends provided by industry insiders and expert advice on how SOA and the cloud fit in with today's evolved API development.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 05 Mar 2014

StrikeIron

Delivering the Data Layer of the Cloud: The Business Case for APIs
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore the business case for APIs and learn why it may be a good idea to publish APIs for your organization. Compare the options of building your API capabilities internally and leveraging an API platform provider to achieve end-to-end API management.
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 | Published: 18 Feb 2014

StrikeIron

Understanding the New Open API Economy
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Open application programming interfaces (APIs) give partners and developers access to your business' data or functionality. Why would you want to use an open API? In this white paper, learn more about the business drivers of the open API economy, and learn what you should consider before deciding if open APIs are right for you.
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

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APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACES DEFINITION (continued): … An application program interface (API - and sometimes spelled application programming interface) is the specific method prescribed by a computer operating system or by an application program by which a programmer writing an application program can make requests of the operating system or another application.An API can be contrasted with a graphical user interface or a command interface (both of which are direct user interfaces) as interfaces to an operating system or a program.
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