When you hear the term “less is more”, what comes to mind? Some people use that term when they refer to simplifying their lifestyle, some use it as a philosophy to describe their approach to cooking, and to others it can a reference to how they spend their leisure time.
There are a lot of people hard at work building APIs who are rightfully focused on just getting the API right and not looking beyond that to what comes next. Well, what comes next is putting something in place to manage those APIs you just created, especially if you intend… Read More →
Have you ever been shopping for a car and wished you could drive it for a few weeks to give it a good shakeout before you bought it? After all, it’s a pretty big purchase and you’ll have to live with the consequences of your decision for a while, for… Read More →
To successfully compete or even survive in today’s ever-changing business climate, organizations need to become more agile. They need to respond to customer expectations and market changes more quickly. Companies are doing this by using and building APIs. APIs are the model for quickly building and growing successful businesses. The Internet… Read More →
I’m constantly amazed by the rate of change and innovation in my personal life and in the world we live in today. Just when you think the world is slowing down, it just gets faster. New paradigms and ways of doing things are popping up everywhere, largely enabled by our… Read More →
When I speak about APIs, digital transformation, and the state of web architecture around the world, it seems most of the questions I get center around microservices. Microservices are the implementation of an architectural style that focuses heavily on maintaining independence between the components represented by a set of web… Read More →
The recent announcement by Google that they intend to buy Apigee is causing a lot of talk around the API management water cooler. Of course, it’s all speculation until the deal closes and nobody in either company is saying anything beyond what’s in the press releases. Just for fun though,… Read More →
After the recent successful IPO of Twilio, a company whose business is to provide APIs around telephony capabilities, there has been renewed interest in companies looking to understand APIs. For Twilio, and other companies that provide APIs, they have made it possible to embed complex functionality into any sort of… Read More →
With their air mile schemes and frequent flyer programs, airlines have long been a frontrunner in the kind of personalized service delivery which has become an increasingly mainstream expectation in the customer service experience.
The hype around API belies the fact that this technology has been bubbling away under the radar for some time. But thanks, in part, to a significant contribution to today’s hyper-personalized customer experience, the technology’s profile has exploded as it evolves from a simple gap-bridging development tool to a true… Read More →