Private, Partner or Public: Which API Strategy Is Best For Business?

Mark Boyd, February 21st, 2014

Businesses exploring an API strategy are asking themselves: private, partner or public? Since the start of the year, there has been a lot more thinking aloud about how businesses decide whether to start with an internal (private) API; use partner APIs to manage specific business relationships; or jump straight into designing external, developer-facing open (public) APIs.

NPR Touts Benefits of Consuming Your Own APIs

Stuart Iler, February 18th, 2014

The idea of “eating one’s own dog food,” or dog fooding, goes back a long way–most notably, with companies using their own software to demonstrate the technology’s performance and value. Today, many companies are dogfooding their APIs, not only to demonstrate the APIs’ benefits but also to put the technology through its paces over time.

SnapLogic Embeds API Management Inside Cloud Integration Service

Michael Vizard, February 12th, 2014

After adding support for RESTful APIs to the SnapLogic Integration Cloud late last year, SnapLogic is making the next logical step by including API management capabilities within the cloud service.

3Scale Opens Alchemy API Portal

Michael Vizard, February 6th, 2014

When it comes to APIs there’s no shortage of information or, for that matter, opinions. In the hopes of bringing some clarity to that discussion, 3Scale has launched API Alchemy, a portal through which developers and other interested parties can discover relevant API content that has been vetted by the API management platform provider.

SOA Software Adds New Monetization Features To API Management Platform

Mark Boyd, January 28th, 2014

API services provider SOA Software has today launched a new set of features aimed at helping businesses better monetize their APIs. Alistair Farquharson, CTO of SOA Software, spoke to ProgrammableWeb ahead of today’s launch.

Oracle Envisions Opening API Stores in the Cloud

Michael Vizard, January 24th, 2014

As part of an evolving mobile cloud services strategy Oracle envisions a world where developers will be able to shop for APIs in the equivalent of an online store. According to Suhas Uliyar, vice president of mobile strategy product management for Oracle, the initial focus of the Oracle Mobile Cloud Service platform is to allow internal IT organizations to set up their own backed-as-a-service (BaaS) capabilities to integrate mobile computing applications with a variety of backend systems running on Oracle software.

MuleSoft Adds New API Design and Monetization Features to Anypoint Platform

Mark Boyd, January 23rd, 2014

Today, MuleSoft has launched a major upgrade to its Anypoint Platform for APIs, aimed at assisting businesses to take a design-first approach to their API strategy. ProgrammableWeb spoke with Uri Sarid, CTO at MuleSoft just prior to the launch.

SOA Software Brings RESTful APIs to Mainframe Applications

Michael Vizard, January 21st, 2014

There are trillions of dollars in transactions that to this day still depend on mainframes to be processed. This means any API economy that wants to succeed must ultimately include one of the most venerable platforms in all of enterprise IT.

Apigee Acquires InsightsOne, Extends API Reach to Big Data

Michael Vizard, January 8th, 2014

The convergence of big data analytics and the API economy has been prognosticated for a while. Now Apigee wants to turn that prediction into reality. With the acquisition today of InsightsOne, the provider of API integration and management tools is moving to tightly couple predictive big data analytics software with applications looking to invoke analytics via an API. Instead of building predictive analytics capabilities from the ground up, Apigee CEO Chet Kapoor envisions a world where developers apply analytics to any number of processes via an API.

Enterprise MBaaS Set to Explode in 2014

Mark Boyd, December 20th, 2013

While industry analysts expected this year to be the year Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) took off, end-of-year assessments are suggesting that there is still room for further growth in 2014. Forecasters predict a 104% annual growth in the market to reach $7.7 billion in 2017, while this week’s acquisition of MBaaS vendor StackMob by PayPal has piqued more than a few businesses’ curiosity. Meanwhile, analysts from Forrester and major players like Rich Mendis from AnyPresence believe the MBaaS revolution is still yet to happen for the enterprise.

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