API integration tutorial: Latest trends and strategies

Last updated:February 2016


As application program interface integration increases, so do the challenges with maintaining testing, security and B2B management. This API integration tutorial covers everything from design control to vendor platforms. Get a better understanding of API integration and management strategies.

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Testing, security and API management

Managing API integration encompasses testing and security processes. This section covers how to secure APIs for mobile platforms, overcome testing complications, design control accessibility and how to buy API management software.


Securing APIs for mobile

As APIs gain importance in mobile delivery, the ability to create secure mobile APIs becomes critical. Matthew David walks us through the steps needed to create these secure APIs. Continue Reading


Complications with testing microservices and APIs

While app architects and developers find that microservices and RESTful APIs provide much-needed agility, it's also complicating testing efforts. Tom Nolle explains why. Continue Reading


WSO2: Overcoming API management challenges

How is open-source affecting the API management market? This Q&A takes a look at one open-source vendor and what they are doing for developers. Continue Reading


Buying API management software is overwhelming

As APIs have become more important in the enterprise, the features of API management software have grown more complex. Kurt Marko explains why and how to focus on the basics. Continue Reading


Security and design control with IBM API Management

IBM API Management, in the cloud or on premises, is application integration middleware that allows developers to subscribe to, publish, design, control and secure APIs. Continue Reading

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API trends: Automation, modernization

Automation and modernization are part of the future of API integration. Learn why OpenLegacy earned the innovation award, how RESTful APIs impact developers and why to automate API code generation in this section.


How RESTful APIs change developer role

RESTful APIs are slowly being regarded as superior to service-oriented architectures. But what does that mean for architects and developers? Tom Nolle offers his take. Continue Reading


OpenLegacy API: Editor's Choice

Learn how OpenLegacy API Platform provides automation and modernization for all aspects of application integration projects. Continue Reading


Updating electronic data interchange standards

Redwood Supply Chain has adopted a number of best practices regarding EDI standards in order to simultaneously modernize supply chain and data architectures. Continue Reading


Automating API code generation

As useful as APIs are, developers still struggle to create them due to lapses in documentation and specs. Brad Irby explores a tool that can help automate API code generation. Continue Reading


Legacy modernization scene with RESTful APIs

Organizations are turning to RESTful APIs to modernize critical aspects of their infrastructure, but how does this approach work? We sat down with OpenLegacy's Zeev Avidan to find out. Continue Reading

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API integration and B2B

Quality B2B integration strategies are essential for maintaining business partnerships. In this B2B integration section, learn how APIs play an integral role in B2B. Find information on EDI services, overcoming B2B challenges and using API integration for B2B improvements.


How APIs can help B2B pain points

B2B integration is necessary for a huge number of today's companies, but interacting with partner systems and data is not always simple. Ken Yagen discusses how the use of APIs can help. Continue Reading


Using APIs for B2B integration

RESTful APIs are making their way into the enterprise, and now they are poised to make an impact on B2B integration. Ken Yagen explains why and how they can be leveraged effectively. Continue Reading


APIs as EDI services alternative

EDI services have managed to become an integral part of many organizations' B2B processes, but APIs may be a smart alternative -- even if many businesses don't know it yet. Continue Reading

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