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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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How a Healthy API Program Can Accelerate Innovation and Increase Revenue
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WEBCAST: Some leaders in healthcare are using APIs as a secure way to share data and easily create offerings that provide new revenue, improve processes, and enhance patient care. View this webcast that walks you through how one healthcare organization boosted business development efforts with a well-managed API program.
Posted: 23 Sep 2014 | Premiered: Jun 30, 2014

Intel® Services

Bringing High Speed to the Next Level with Internal APIs
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CASE STUDY: In this case study, learn how Comcast began developing APIs to streamline data sharing among divisions that became increasingly necessary to create the apps that customers demand. Each API reduced the amount of time it takes for developers to access this data and code and is also reusable.
Posted: 23 Sep 2014 | Published: 23 Sep 2014

Intel® Services

The Age of the API
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EBOOK: With API management software developers can tackle problems with application connectivity and collaborate more effectively on software development.
Posted: 16 Sep 2014 | Published: 16 Sep 2014

SearchSOA.com

5 Simple Strategies for Securing APIs
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WHITE PAPER: APIs share many of the same threats as the traditional web; however, they have an entirely unique risk profile that needs to be managed. View this resource now to discover an analysis of what an API truly is, and how they expose enterprises to new threats.
Posted: 28 Aug 2014 | Published: 28 Aug 2014

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The Allure Behind Risk-Based Authentication
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide reveals the draw to risk-based authentication, how to ensure secure API use occurs within the enterprise, and cyber threats moving to critical infrastructure.
Posted: 15 Aug 2014 | Published: 15 Aug 2014

CA Technologies.

Hospice Général of Geneva Uses ESB to Standardize and Extend Information System
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CASE STUDY: The Hospice Général of Geneva needed to "secure, standardize and centralize all our interfaces that enable dialog between our applications...to guarantee flawless interoperability," explained Gilles Soler, Assistant Head of their IT Department. Which enterprise service bus (ESB) did they choose to fulfill their needs?
Posted: 10 Jul 2014 | Published: 10 Jul 2014

Talend

On-Premises Application Integration Suites Compared
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ANALYST REPORT: Choosing the right integration tool with the functionality you need can be daunting -- but there's help.Consult this Magic Quadrant report from Gartner, Inc., which compares top vendors in the on-premises application integration space
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 27 Jun 2013

IBM

Protecting Your APIs Against Attack and Hijack with CA Layer 7
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers 5 best practices to help thwart API threats, which require different strategies than traditional Web infrastructures.
Posted: 19 Jun 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

CA Technologies.

Magic Quadrant for On Premises Application Integration Suites
sponsored by IBM
ANALYST REPORT: In this Magic Quadrant report from Gartner, compare top application integration suites that meet the needs of application-to-application integration, B2B integration, and cloud-based integration. Read now to see how vendors including IBM, Oracle, SAP, Tibco, and more stack up.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 27 Jun 2013

IBM

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

ComputerWeekly.com

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

Cloud APIs key to successful cloud application and integration
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EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, discover how the cloud can actually fast-track the delivery process by reducing the time it takes developers to write certain types of code, and learn how the right cloud APIs can help align IT with business initiatives in SaaS cloud computing.
Posted: 23 Sep 2014 | Published: 23 Sep 2014

MuleSoft

Mobile Application Development Is About to Get Even Easier
sponsored by Red Hat
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, uncover the key differences that enable efficient mobile app production. Additionally, explore the upcoming role Java IDE will have for the future of the development tool space.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 22 Jul 2014

Red Hat

Overcoming the Seemingly Impossible: Cloud Application Integration
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EGUIDE: Why is app integration such a problem in cloud computing? And, what can provide relief? Find the answers in this expert e-guide that highlights the common contributors that make integration such a headache, and why app integration pain is still acute even in the cloud age.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 22 Jul 2014

Red Hat

Create a Mobile-friendly To-Do List App with PHP, jQuery Mobile, and Google Tasks
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE CENTER: In this brief video, learn how the Google Tasks API enables you to build creative new applications around task management, allowing you to manage your to-do list on the go.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 13 Dec 2013

IBM

Software May Be Eating the World, but APIs Are Giving It Teeth
sponsored by MuleSoft
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

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
sponsored by MuleSoft
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

API Design: How to Properly Build an Application Program Interface
sponsored by IBM
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
sponsored by IBM
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
sponsored by IBM
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
sponsored by IBM
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
sponsored by IBM
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
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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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