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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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Protect Your APIs
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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.
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Strategic App Modernization Initiatives to Help Your Business
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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.
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Are Low-Code Platforms Fast and Scalable?
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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.
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How to Strike a Balance When Buying App Integration Tools
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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.
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Unified Workspace eBook
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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

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Extending Functionality with Microsoft Azure APIs and IoT Devices
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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

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Navigating and Defining Requirements for Mobile App Development
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores best practices for defining mobile app requirements. Learn about the importance of representational state transfer principles today and how mobile and cloud apps are pushing APIs forward.
Posted: 05 Feb 2016 | Published: 05 Feb 2016

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Best Practices for Building Mobile Apps in the Cloud
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EGUIDE: In this 3-part expert e-guide, learn how mobile cloud and native apps compare from the developer's perspective. You'll also explore ways to overcome the problem of developing mobile apps that run across many devices, and how HTML5 can provide a less complex and costly alternative.
Posted: 01 Feb 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

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Taking a Mobile-First Approach to Development
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EGUIDE: This exclusive e-guide examines how to start a mobile-first development approach and provides insight on working with mobile push notifications. Read on to learn expert answers to frequently asked questions.
Posted: 04 Jan 2016 | Published: 04 Jan 2016

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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

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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.
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Future-Proofing the Retail Enterprise
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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.
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Protect Your Web Applications from the OWASP Top 10
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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.
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IBM

API Projects Require Proper Planning
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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.
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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

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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

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API Project Planning: Steps to Add Value in Data, App Integration
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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
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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.
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IBM

How High Quality APIs Equates to Exemplary Services
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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

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Using APIs to Enter the Digital Economy
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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

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Embedded Agile: How One European Tech Provider Revamped Their Development
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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

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CIC agile case study: US medical device company
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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.
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Major New Zealand Bank Slashes API Testing Costs
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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

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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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