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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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Microservices and SOA: Overcome Modern Integration Challenges
sponsored by SearchMicroservices
EBOOK: Microservices and other new technologies make modern integration increasingly complex. Learn how to overcome integration problems when merging new and old infrastructures by leveraging APIs, software containers, continuous engineering, and more.
Posted: 15 Feb 2017 | Published: 09 Feb 2017

SearchMicroservices

How to Set Your Apps Apart with Mobile DevOps and the Cloud
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Explore how to empower development teams with tools that deliver high-quality mobile experiences. Uncover 6 key requirements for getting past common mobile development obstacles and learn how to gauge mobile users' expectations, leverage DevOps to simplify mobile delivery, and add the power of the cloud to your mobile initiatives.
Posted: 15 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Microsoft

Digital Transformation Report: Enterprise API Strategies and More
sponsored by MuleSoft
RESEARCH CONTENT: This extensive report explores the top digital transformation trends and examines which technologies are helping IT decision makers close the delivery gap. Discover how IT pros are keeping up with the sheer volume of incoming projects like app integrations, APIs are empowering companies to achieve digital transformation success, and more.
Posted: 09 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

MuleSoft

Unified, Hyprid App Integration Platform: API-Led Development Strategies
sponsored by MuleSoft
EBOOK: This e-book explores how real-world organizations such as Spotify, The State of Colorado, Sutter Health, Sur La Table, and others have leveraged a platform to build a network of data, devices, and apps with an API-led approach for radically faster integrations.
Posted: 08 Feb 2017 | Published: 08 Feb 2017

MuleSoft

What's in Your Mobile App Dev Toolbox?
sponsored by OutSystems
EGUIDE: Mobile application success comes down to having the right strategy in place and the right tools at your disposal. This essential guide explores the 8 factors that dictate enterprise mobile app success and takes you inside 3 enterprise mobile app stories, why these apps saw success, and how to replicate it for yourself.
Posted: 09 Jan 2017 | Published: 04 Jan 2017

OutSystems

How to Extract the Most Value from Your Mobile App Development Process
sponsored by OutSystems
EGUIDE: Over the next few years, mobile user experience is going to play a larger role in determining a business' success. Learn why user experience needs to stay a top priority at every stage of the app lifecycle and how to select the best mobile app development platform for your business needs.
Posted: 06 Jan 2017 | Published: 04 Jan 2017

OutSystems

Integrating Multiple SaaS Platforms and Instances
sponsored by Accenture
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, we explore the key challenges of integrating SaaS, including multiple instances of the same SaaS platform within a single company. Discover essential tips for migrating to a hybrid cloud architecture from legacy, on-premise systems and learn how API-led connectivity can aid in multiple SaaS integration.
Posted: 15 Nov 2016 | Published: 09 Nov 2016

Accenture

Best Practices for Microservices
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores how many organizations are laying a foundation for continuous innovation and agility by adopting microservice architectures. Discover how to build a highly productive, unified integration framework for microservices that creates a seamless app network with API-led connectivity.
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 | Published: 12 Oct 2016

MuleSoft

Approaching Agility as a Strategic Imperative
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to direct your digital transformation towards realizing the goal of increased agility as a strategic imperative. Access now to discover some of the keys to this transformation, like leveraging reusable assets like APIs and integration templates, deploying a unified integration platform in the cloud, and more.
Posted: 11 Oct 2016 | Published: 11 Oct 2016

MuleSoft

Security by Design: Building Defense in Depth with an Application Network
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how CIOs and CISOs can work together to build security into app development with an API-led approach to connectivity and integration. Find out how to weave security by design into an app network so that you can improve visibility, tackle tough challenges like shadow IT, and more.
Posted: 10 Oct 2016 | Published: 10 Oct 2016

MuleSoft

Protect Your APIs
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: APIs have become a key part of business strategy for many organizations. But how can you ensure APIs provide the agility you want without risking costly data breaches? Discover how you can ensure your API is highly available while guaranteeing integrity and confidentiality of your information.
Posted: 22 Apr 2016 | Published: 22 Apr 2016

MuleSoft

Strategic App Modernization Initiatives to Help Your Business
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: This guide digs into the ways you can modernize your apps for today's competitive, fast-paced market. Learn about setting up an API strategy, developing for mobile, and more.
Posted: 19 Apr 2016 | Published: 19 Apr 2016

MuleSoft

Are Low-Code Platforms Fast and Scalable?
sponsored by K2
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how a low-code platform can enable rapid app development while enabling growth in complexity and scale in an integrated and easy-to-manage way. Additionally, explore testimonials shared by organizations that have experienced the benefits of a low-code platform for themselves.
Posted: 29 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

K2

Designing a Modern Enterprise Architecture
sponsored by Metavine
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, we examine the key attributes of cloud-connected, modern architectures. Discover how to foster API-centric enterprise architectures and learn about the emergence of progressive web apps, as well as how they're creating new, mobile app-like experiences.
Posted: 01 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Metavine

Different Approaches to App Modernization and Development
sponsored by Metavine
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, we examine the different approaches to app modernization, including how to leverage the third platform, redesign cloud-native apps, and couple modernization efforts with PaaS. Find out how each of these approaches makes integrating the cloud into your architecture and updating legacy apps an easier, more streamlined process.
Posted: 01 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Metavine

Why Officially Supported Clients aren't Optional in API Projects
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
EGUIDE: APIs are about more than just coordinating software processes, building code, and integrating the various pieces of app development – they're about community and communication. In this expert e-guide, explore the use of open source and building relationships with officially supported clients to help guide API projects.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 16 Nov 2016

TIBCO Software Inc.

Orchestrating Harmony between Middleware, Apps, and Operating Systems
sponsored by GigaSpaces Technologies Inc.
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, Tom Nolle discusses how to take a middleware-focused approach to app lifecycle management practices. Uncover helpful advice for selecting middleware tools and managing OS and middleware platforms in the cloud. Plus, learn about the critical relationship between ALM, DevOps, and orchestration.
Posted: 15 Nov 2016 | Published: 09 Nov 2016

GigaSpaces Technologies Inc.

Why Integrating a Hybrid Environment is Now a CIO Core Competency
sponsored by Attenda
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, we explore how various CIOs have successfully architected efficient hybrid IT environments. Discover how they leveraged APIs to integrate legacy apps and processes, used master data management to move data between systems, and more.
Posted: 24 Oct 2016 | Published: 21 Oct 2016

Attenda

The Changing Face of Database Administration and Cloud-Based DBaaS
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, we examine some of the different Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) offerings. Learn about the effect DevOps is having on database administration, the possibilities for Hadoop analytics in the cloud, alternatives to AWS database services, and more.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Published: 04 Oct 2016

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Using Hybrid Cloud Strategy to Drive Business Value
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: 72% of businesses in the United States have adopted a cloud-first approach to new service deployment. This analysis outlines the business value of a hybrid cloud strategies and how advisors can help businesses realize that value. Take a look at the benefit of integrating a hybrid environment in the enterprise and what to look for in a provider.
Posted: 10 Aug 2016 | Published: 10 Aug 2016

IBM

How to Keep up with Governance, Risk, and Compliance in the face of Faster App Development
sponsored by SearchMicroservices
EBOOK: This handbook explores how to implement holistic governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) for SOA and microservices by leveraging ALM, APIs, and Web Services Security. Learn more about microservices and how they're changing the world of app security.
Posted: 10 Aug 2016 | Published: 10 Aug 2016

SearchMicroservices

The State of Cloud Computing
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: Cloud computing is the way of the future. As this technology continues to grow, there is debate surrounding the best approaches to utilizing the cloud computing, while basic and advanced skills are in high demand. Learn about the current state of cloud computing and what to expect in the near future.
Posted: 09 Aug 2016 | Published: 08 Aug 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

How to Strike a Balance When Buying App Integration Tools
sponsored by SearchSOA.com
EBOOK: This expert buyer's guide helps you assess and select app integration tools for improved workflow management on both a service and a component level. Uncover insightful tips for adapting your integration strategy to a growing architecture, creating a unified software approach, and more.
Posted: 21 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 May 2016

SearchSOA.com

Unified Workspace eBook
sponsored by Lenovo Software
WHITE PAPER: Unified Workspace is designed to provide a technology-independent user experience that securely connects users to a comprehensive selection of files, applications, and reporting tools. Learn how Unified Workspace can provide a simple, consistent interface across devices, increased productivity, reduced costs and more.
Posted: 13 Jun 2016 | Published: 13 Jun 2016

Lenovo Software

Extending Functionality with Microsoft Azure APIs and IoT Devices
sponsored by Microsoft
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, learn about two key features of Microsoft Azure. First, explore APIs that can optimize your cloud apps' functionality. Then, learn about the forthcoming IoT suite that can help you prepare for the rapidly approaching future of the Internet of Things.
Posted: 10 Feb 2016 | Published: 04 Feb 2016

Microsoft
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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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