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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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Enterprise Integration with Public Cloud Services using OAuth
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper features a deployment strategy for an authentication and authorization solution that requires no third-party access to user credentials – so that your information stays within the company.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 03 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

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

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
sponsored by CA Technologies.
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
sponsored by CA Technologies.
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

CA Technologies.

Federated Identity & Single Sign‐On Using Layer 7
sponsored by CA Technologies.
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
sponsored by CA Technologies.
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

CA Technologies.

5 Pillars of API Management
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Application programming interfaces (APIs) form the foundation of today's open enterprise, allowing data to be shared between on-premise applications and data with Web apps, smart devices, and the cloud. But APIs open up new concerns for management and security that must be considered for safe, effective API usage.
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CA Technologies.

A How‐to Guide to OAuth & API Security
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: When it comes to Web applications, one of the top concerns is security. With OAuth, users can authorize limited access to applications and data. View this white paper for a how-to guide to OAuth and API security.
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CA Technologies.

SOA Appliances: A Simple & Secure Approach to Integration across SOA, API & Cloud
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, explore an alternative to ESBs -- a SOA integration appliance that offers simplified integration across SOA, APIs, and the cloud, along with native security functions. Read now to see how built-in security functions reduce complexities and costs.
Posted: 04 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

CA Technologies.

7 Habits of Highly Effective API and Service Management
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll examine the relationship between APIs, services, and service-oriented architecture (SOA) to get a better idea of API usage. Also, learn seven best practices for API management.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 19 Dec 2013

MuleSoft

Protecting Your APIs Against Attack & Hijack
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Application programming interface (API), a technology for integrating applications using Web technology. This white paper identifies threats, both old and new, and provides clear solutions to address them.
Posted: 12 Dec 2013 | Published: 12 Dec 2013

CA Technologies.

Essential Guide to API Management and Application Integration
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Explore your API options in this essential guide with tips from experts including Alex Gaber, API evangelist. Check out a range of stories that highlight examples of successful API management, trends with the technology, and key terms developers need to know.
Posted: 19 Nov 2013 | Published: 19 Nov 2013

SearchBusinessAnalytics

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
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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 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
sponsored by StrikeIron
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

TIBCO Software Inc.

Survey Results: An Emerging Digital Divide
sponsored by Apigee Europe LTD
WHITE PAPER: In this comprehensive report, view survey results of how companies today are leveraging technology-enabled capabilities such as "big data" and analytics, digital marketing, apps, and APIs. Find out what separates the top performers from the pack, and get key recommendations to help put your business on the right side of the "digital divide."
Posted: 26 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Apigee Europe LTD
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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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