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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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The 4 Secrets of a Successful API
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper reveals 4 secrets of building a successful application programming interface (API), including design for great user experience, optimize for use case, and more.
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Apr 2014

MuleSoft

Transforming business at the intersection of marketing and technology
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
BOOK: Businesses have to change themselves quickly and dramatically if they want to survive and thrive, say Bob Lord and Ray Velez, CEO and CTO of razorfish, in this extract from their book, Covnerge.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Build apps faster with PaaS
sponsored by Red Hat
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

Apps Revolution
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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

5 OAuth Essentials for API Access Control
sponsored by CA Technologies.
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.

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.

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. Read on and also discover 7 best practices for API management.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 19 Dec 2013

MuleSoft

Essential Guide to API Management and Application Integration
sponsored by SearchBusinessAnalytics
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

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

API 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 3-part handbook serves as a guide to APIs and cloud integration.
Posted: 20 May 2014 | Published: 20 May 2014

SearchSOA.com

SOA architecture: Why You Need API Management
sponsored by MuleSoft
EGUIDE: Modern, connected businesses need APIs to share information and do business with partners, but API development and management is no easy task. Consult this exclusive e-guide to get advice from software industry experts about key API issues.
Posted: 14 May 2014 | Published: 14 May 2014

MuleSoft

Challenges of SaaS Application Integration
sponsored by MuleSoft
EGUIDE: Many companies have fallen behind on cloud app integration, relying on old tools and inefficient methods. Consult this e-guide for integration advice from Garner analyst Benoit Lheureux and other experts, as well as best practices for developing new strategies to beat the challenges of integrating cloud applications.
Posted: 12 May 2014 | Published: 12 May 2014

MuleSoft

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
sponsored by IBM
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 Management is the SOA Renaissance
sponsored by IBM
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

API Development: Staying Ahead of the Curve
sponsored by StrikeIron
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

Explore the New Open API Economy
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about the business drivers of the open API economy, and discover what you should consider before deciding if open APIs are right for you. Plus, get a list of questions to determine your readiness and tips for evaluating your options going forward.
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

TIBCO Software Inc.

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.

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

Simplify the Move to Cloud Business
sponsored by HP & Intel®
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get critical advice on how to simplify your transition to the cloud with an automated solution, and move toward the network agility your business needs.
Posted: 14 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

HP & Intel®

Choose the Cloud Platform that beats the competition
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: A lot of platforms that call themselves cloud are just virtual servers with a new name. This whitepaper looks at important features that every robust private cloud platform should provide.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 03 Jun 2013

Citrix
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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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