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Word of the Day
An application programming interface (API) is code that allows two software programs to communicate with each other.
Quote of the Day
“One practical issue with keeping applications running in the cloud is the sheer number of software API’s that change constantly. Keeping up with the changes is costly, time-consuming and can make a code base quite fragile.” – Amy Reichert
API design: How to properly build an application program interface
APIs expose features and services to developers. The way an API will be used and the spectrum of services represented should be the primary design driver.
Making sense of the cloud API war
Google, Amazon Web Services and Rackspace have proprietary cloud APIs. So how can an enterprise settle on a cloud service without fearing vendor lock-in?
What CIOs, developers should know about the ‘API economy’
API economy is a catchphrase fueled by evidence that APIs are a rapidly expanding economic force.