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ALSO CALLED: API, Application Program Interface, Application Program Interfaces
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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API-led Connectivity: The Next Step in the Evolution of SOA
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WHITE PAPER: Existing application integration approaches can't keep up with the new rate of change posed by technologies like SaaS, mobile, and the Internet of Things. Discover how API-led connectivity can empower you to increase developer productivity, predict code changes earlier on, and more.
Posted: 19 Nov 2015 | Published: 19 Nov 2015

MuleSoft

Future-Proofing the Retail Enterprise
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WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper considers the changing world of retail, and what role technology can play in it. Read on to discover the challenges facing retailers, especially when it comes to implementing large systems, and what recommendations could help you.
Posted: 03 Nov 2015 | Published: 02 Nov 2015

MuleSoft

Achieve Digital Transformation in Financial Services
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: In this comprehensive white paper, gain insights on adopting an integration strategy that can allow you to meet the challenges of digital transformation in in an agile and cost-effective way. Learn use cases, best practices, and more.
Posted: 30 Oct 2015 | Published: 30 Oct 2015

MuleSoft

Five Simple Symbols You Should Know to Unlock Your PowerShell Potential
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to uncover and learn about the five sysmbols regularly used in PowerShell and become well-equipped to follow the logic of many cmd scripts.
Posted: 15 Jun 2015 | Published: 15 Jun 2015

Global Knowledge

API E-book: Don't Let Your Business Fall Into the Digital Divide
sponsored by Axway
EBOOK: Explore this e-book to discover 3 ways in which an API-first digital strategy can help you bridge the digital divide and drive a successful business and IT transformation.
Posted: 24 Mar 2015 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

Axway

7 Steps to Building Your API Blueprint
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WHITE PAPER: Access this in-depth white paper to find out the 7 steps to API success, including defining your business objective and engaging developers. Read on to see if your company is headed down the right API path.
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | Published: 23 Jan 2015

MuleSoft

APIs for Dummies
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EBOOK: Modern business ecosystems need to rethink their approach to innovation and integration. Access this e-book for a guide to applying the power of APIs to business challenges ranging from changing business models to embracing a world of devices and sensors.
Posted: 19 Nov 2015 | Published: 19 Nov 2015

IBM

API Essentials: Defining the Basics
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VIDEO: This brief video explains API essentials in easy, understandable terms. Access now to discover what an API is, how it functions, and what important roles it plays in your life.
Posted: 03 Nov 2015 | Premiered: 02 Nov 2015

MuleSoft

Modern Infrastructure E-Zine – October 2015
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EZINE: The October 2015 issue of our Modern Infrastructure e-zine is here, and it brings to the table a variety of interesting topics. Discover insights on thinking out, not up; explore data-aware storage; delve into the shortcomings of email, and more.
Posted: 20 Oct 2015 | Published: 20 Oct 2015

SearchDataCenter.com

Protect Your Web Applications from the OWASP Top 10
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Applications, mobile devices, cloud computing, and web APIs unlock tremendous business opportunities—however, they also open your systems up to a broader set of unknown users. In this resource, you'll learn the basics of securing your web applications from the OWASP Top 10.
Posted: 22 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

IBM

API Projects Require Proper Planning
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert guide explores key tips for API planning and testing to avoid delays and defects in the development process. Read on to uncover the proper steps to ensuring a successful API project, including 3 general principles that should be applied to creating a REST or JSON API.
Posted: 13 Feb 2015 | Published: 13 Feb 2015

IBM

Transforming an Industry Leader with APIs
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CASE STUDY: Access this brief case study to see how this top financial company was able to address their API challenges, doubling their customer base in 5 years and reducing the time to develop new APIs from a month to just a few hours.
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | Published: 23 Jan 2015

MuleSoft

API Project Planning: Steps to Add Value in Data, App Integration
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Organizations are jumping on board to move their data and applications to the cloud – here, is where application programming interfaces (APIs) will be ableto show true value. This e-guide offers the proper steps to planning a successful API project.
Posted: 21 Jan 2015 | Published: 21 Jan 2015

IBM

Where Integration and Policies Come into Play with API Tool Selection
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: What capabilities should you examinebefore choosing an application programminginterface (API) tool? In this e-guide,explore the top three areas to consider: integration, policy enforcement, and service exposure.
Posted: 21 Jan 2015 | Published: 21 Jan 2015

IBM

Why Analytics, Reporting are Important Facets of API Management Tools
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide discusses why analytics and reporting are important facets of API management tools, and how the right platforms will analyze gathered data.
Posted: 21 Jan 2015 | Published: 21 Jan 2015

IBM

How High Quality APIs Equates to Exemplary Services
sponsored by Parasoft Corporation
EGUIDE: Access this expert e-guide for advice on API best practices, problems to be prepared for, and essential advice. Read on to find out 3 general principles that should be applied to creating REST or JSON APIs.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 19 Jan 2015

Parasoft Corporation

Using APIs to Enter the Digital Economy
sponsored by Apigee
WHITE PAPER: This featured white paper explores the idea of two-speed IT, enabling the people, processes, and technology of a business. Access now to find out how to utilize API-centric layers in IT architecture to enable agile and web-scale innovation.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 19 Jan 2015

Apigee

Embedded Agile: How One European Tech Provider Revamped Their Development
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: This case study investigates the Agile processes within a European embedded technology industry provider, delivering technical solutions for sports, health, defence, motorsports and the automotive sector. The report looks to chart the journey towards Agile and its progress across the wider organisation, driven through grassroots adoption.
Posted: 06 Jan 2015 | Published: 06 Jan 2015

IBM

CIC agile case study: US medical device company
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: This case study report investigates the adoption of Agile processes within a US provider of medical devices. The report looks to chart the journey towards Agile and its progress across the wider organisation.
Posted: 06 Jan 2015 | Published: 06 Jan 2015

IBM

Major New Zealand Bank Slashes API Testing Costs
sponsored by Parasoft Corporation
CASE STUDY: Read on to discover how this major bank was able to save over $2.1 million NZD in testing and development costs over an 18 month period by identifying 3 key test patterns that would benefit from reusable ESB service tests. Access now to see if a testing automation system like this can benefit your business as well.
Posted: 06 Jan 2015 | Published: 06 Jan 2015

Parasoft Corporation

API Testing Myths  - Testing in the API Economy
sponsored by Parasoft Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper debunks 5 API testing myths that are emerging across the industry, and what you can do to avoid them. Read on to find out essential API testing topics.
Posted: 06 Jan 2015 | Published: 06 Jan 2015

Parasoft Corporation

API Testing Maturity Model: Picking the Right Strategy
sponsored by Parasoft Corporation
RESOURCE: This brief resource considers 5 different API testing maturity models, and discusses essential points that apply to every development team. Access now to see how these models compare.
Posted: 30 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2014

Parasoft Corporation

Research Report: Why Mobile Dev is Moving to the Cloud
sponsored by Kony
ANALYST REPORT: Access this Forrester research report on current strategies and adoption trends of enterprise mobile application developers, and find out why mobile development is moving to the cloud at an accelerated pace.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 05 Dec 2014

Kony

Enterprise Mobile Apps: The Time Is Now
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: Access this essential whitepaper to discover the foundation of mobile apps for enterprise, including 3 key factors businesses need to weight if they're to capitalize on what mobile apps can do for their bottom line.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 05 Dec 2014

BlackBerry

Building an Android App using MobileData Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Watch this video to learn how to augment a simple Android application with functionality provided by IBM Bluemix.
Posted: 24 Nov 2014 | Premiered: Nov 24, 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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