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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 Essentials: Defining the Basics
sponsored by MuleSoft
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

Future-Proofing the Retail Enterprise
sponsored by MuleSoft
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

IAM for Web Resources and APIs
sponsored by Ping Identity Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper teaches you how to harness open standards like SAML to enable secure web SSO, protect APIs, and provide dynamic session management to employees.
Posted: 28 Oct 2015 | Published: 17 Jun 2015

Ping Identity Corporation

Strategies for Web and API Access Management
sponsored by Ping Identity Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn about next-gen identity standards and requirements and how to secure access to apps - regardless of their environment.
Posted: 27 Oct 2015 | Published: 14 Jul 2014

Ping Identity Corporation

Next-Gen Identity: Secure App Access
sponsored by Ping Identity Corporation
WEBCAST: Learn how to control user access to systems and apps to avoid identity theft nightmares in this brief webcast.
Posted: 27 Oct 2015 | Premiered: Aug 14, 2015

Ping Identity Corporation

The Essential OAuth Primer - Understanding OAuth for Securing Cloud APIs
sponsored by Ping Identity Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In order to create a consistent, flexible identity and policy architecture for web apps, services, devices, and desktop clients attempting to communicate with cloud APIs, you need to eliminate the password anti-pattern. This white paper explores one such approach in depth - view now to learn if it lives up to its promises.
Posted: 26 Oct 2015 | Published: 14 May 2014

Ping Identity Corporation

Build Your Mobile Strategy—Not Just Your Mobile Apps
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses how you can use the cloud to more efficiently create and follow through on a long-term mobile app development strategy.
Posted: 18 Aug 2015 | Published: 18 Aug 2015

Oracle Corporation

Efficiently Develop and Deliver Mobile Apps and Services with the Cloud
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Mobile app users expect apps to be delivered faster than ever before. Learn how a mobile cloud service can support efficient, high-quality mobile application development. Explore a strategy that can enable you to quickly implement new APIs, leverage analytics to see an app's adoption rate, secure your mobile apps with authentication, and more.
Posted: 17 Aug 2015 | Published: 17 Aug 2015

Oracle Corporation

Five Simple Symbols You Should Know to Unlock Your PowerShell Potential
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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

The API Revolution: What it means for Data Center Infrastructure Management
sponsored by Emerson
WHITE PAPER: In the following white paper, learn about the seven questions to ask your DCIM provider to ensure that APIs they should offer are ones that deliver the greatest benefit to data center operations.
Posted: 15 Jun 2015 | Published: 15 Jun 2015

Emerson

Applications Services Governance: Market Trends You Need to Know
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Access this analysis for a breakdown of the biggest players in the application services governance market.
Posted: 28 May 2015 | Published: 09 Apr 2015

CA Technologies

Where's the Next Growth Opportunity for Cloud and Hosting Providers?
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover concepts that provide direction to help cloud and managed hosting service providers think about where to place their three-to five-year technology bets.
Posted: 09 Mar 2015 | Published: 09 Mar 2015

SolidFire

7 Steps to Building Your API Blueprint
sponsored by MuleSoft
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

Modern Infrastructure E-Zine – October 2015
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
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
sponsored by IBM
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
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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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