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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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UpCounsel Launches Virtual Law Platform in the Cloud
sponsored by Rackspace
CASE STUDY: Dive into this brief case study to learn about the cloud provider that UpCounsel selected to scale with them. Explore the amount of flexibility UpCounsel achieved from this cloud provider – with an open API, spinning up servers at the click of a button, cloud storage, load balancing and provisioning up and down, UpCounsel is set up for success.
Posted: 14 Nov 2014 | Published: 25 Apr 2013

Rackspace

The Service Innovation Mandate in Telecommunications
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides an overview of the key strategies telecommunications companies can pursue in order to most fully capitalize on the opportunities afforded by APIs. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

CA Technologies.

Laying the Groundwork for API Projects
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Learn the two must have API tool capabilities and the steps to a successful API project from industry experts in this e-guide. Download and read now to arm yourself with valuable knowledge to overcome challenges and avoid snags during the implementation of an API strategy.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Oct 2014

IBM

5 Ways to Get Top Mobile App Development Talent for Your Open APIs
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Using APIs to open up on-premise databases and applications allows developers to build apps that enhance value. Access this informative whitepaper to discover the 5 ways to get mobile app developer talent. Read on to discover the key to create new revenue streams and expand customer reach without sacrificing quality.
Posted: 05 Nov 2014 | Published: 05 Nov 2014

CA Technologies.

Behavior-Driven Development: Agile Testing with Red Hat JBoss BRMS
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource dives into one middleware solution that can help with rules-based app challenges. View now to find out how this system can increase speed to market thanks to business analysts and software developers using the same tools, and how you can reduce the gap between what the business wants and what IT delivers.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 22 Oct 2014

Red Hat

Tutorial Series for IBM Bluemix and DevOps services - Free!
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: View this resource now to discover one suite of services that will help your DevOps team from start to finish with Java, Web IDE, Eclipse, and more. Also find out how this platform can help you with tracking and planning DevOps services.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

IBM

It’s All About the App: Mobile Security That Helps Enable the Business
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore the endless possibilities of implementing mobile initiatives into your business while keeping security initiatives in mind.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 25 Sep 2014

CA Technologies.

How Effective is Cloud-Provided Encryption?
sponsored by CipherCloud
RESOURCE: This blog post points out the issues surrounding cloud-provided encryption, and outlines why not all solutions are created equal.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 22 Jul 2014

CipherCloud

3 Threats to Cloud Data, and How to Address Them
sponsored by CipherCloud
RESOURCE: In this resource, uncover the three major threats to cloud computing according to the Cloud Security Alliance, and learn about the best ways to protect your organization against malicious threats.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 03 Jul 2014

CipherCloud

How APIs Are Reshaping Enterprise Collaboration
sponsored by SearchSOA.com
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

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.

Analyst Report: Nexus of Forces Drives Evolution of Integration Strategy
sponsored by IBM
ANALYST REPORT: As cloud computing, mobile applications, and other forces change the IT landscape, IT and lines of business must adopt new, more flexible approaches to integration. In this report from Gartner, Inc., explore analyst predictions for integration trends, as well as how integration projects and strategy will evolve.
Posted: 24 Jun 2014 | Published: 26 Nov 2013

IBM

Protecting Your APIs Against Attack and Hijack with CA Layer 7
sponsored by CA Technologies.
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.

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

Build an Android app using the MobileData cloud service
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Watch this video to learn how to augment a simple Android application with functionality provided by IBM Bluemix.
Posted: 21 Nov 2014 | Premiered: Nov 21, 2014

IBM

APIs for Dummies: How to accelerate your business with APIs
sponsored by Apigee
WHITE PAPER: This book demystifies APIs, going beyond the acronym to help you understand their strategic significance, as well as providing insight into how they can help your business.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

Apigee

API and API Infrastructure Security for the CSO
sponsored by Apigee
WHITE PAPER: Security must be built into the APIs themselves. But that's not enough. Threat protection, identity services, infrastructure security, and compliance also must be top of mind. This eBook provides a framework to help CSOs and CISOs consider API security.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

Apigee

General information when developing for iOS
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation enables mobile application development. Access this resource to learn how to develop iOS apps.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

IBM

General information when developing for Android
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Find insights into developing applications for Android mobile devices in this guide from IBM.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

IBM

IBM Worklight Foundation
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: Having a single platform to develop, test, manage, and secure your mobile web, native, and hybrid apps is essential to efficiency. View this resource to find out about one system that offers a streamlined desktop, including a free trial of this software. Also find tutorials, sample coding, and a developer question and answer.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 07 Nov 2014

IBM

Cloud APIs key to successful cloud application and integration
sponsored by MuleSoft
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
sponsored by Red Hat
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

APIs and Cloud Application Integration Strategies Today
sponsored by SearchSOA.com
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
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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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