How to make API management, development and strategy choices
With the influx of mobile and cloud applications, it's more important than ever to have a sound API strategy in place. Read Now
While anything but new, application program interfaces (APIs) haven't always in the spotlight. Now, the programming tool is becoming increasingly important, thanks to advances in mobile, cloud and machine-to-machine technologies.
More than ever before, organizations are looking for ways to speed API development as systems are becoming overwhelmed with data. Enterprise architects are commonly tasked with developing and managing APIs, making it critical to know how the technology is changing integration and software development.
This guide brings together a collection of articles and key terms related to API best practices and development. When you're done, see how much you've learned by taking our quiz.
1Where APIs are headed
It's not enough to be able to wrap your head around what an API can and can't do for an organization. Technology professionals have to be thinking one step ahead of what is currently taking place. Some experts predict cloud and mobile technologies are just beginning to impact APIs.
The following is a collection of articles focusing on the latest trends and API best practices.
Mobile, cloud applications push APIs to the next level
Basics found in REST will help keep developers from being overwhelmed as they navigate software application development. Read Now
Using Representational State Transfer (REST) and JSON to build APIs
Learn tips on best practices for building REST and JSON APIs from a presenter at JavaOne 2013. Read Now
Latest trends in API management and development
Experts share their insights on API development and what architects can do to keep track of the evolving technology. Read Now
2Prove your API knowledge
How much have you learned about API best practices and trends? Find out with our quiz.