API News Roundup – January 2020

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Happy New Year! My resolution this year is to give you more great API news content every month. So without further ado, here is our API news roundup–January 2020 edition.

8 New Year’s Resolutions for API Product Managers

The New Year brings with it a multitude of good intentions, with many of us determined to improve our lives one way or another and to set aspirational goals so we can better our current self. With the idea of New Year resolutions, this post is about some New Year’s resolutions that all API Product Managers should consider adopting to better their API product offering.

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Google garners support from tech industry in Supreme Court API copyright fight

A group of tech companies and organizations have come forth with support for Google in its legal stoush against Oracle, a case that could determine the outlook of software development’s future.

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Why APIs Are Crucial To Smart Transit’s IoT Growth

From London’s Underground to NYC’s MTA, transit systems are digitizing ticket purchasing to boost ridership and reduce consumer friction. But most still rely on old-school physical vending to facilitate purchases, which can cause data and cash flow issues. In this month’s Intelligence of Things Tracker, Eric Kaled, president of smart fare solutions provider Genfare discusses the viability of application programming interfaces (APIs) to optimize transit services, and why a one-size-fits-all approach to APIs doesn’t work.

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OWASPS 10 Risks to API Security

I’m sure we’re all counting down the days until we can put our feet up and surround ourselves with loved ones, but before that, I’ve been busy reviewing each risk that appears on the OWASP API Security Top 10. This blog won’t feature any maids or lords or drummers but we will be counting down from ten to one and answer a couple of questions like; what are the risks to APIs and what has changed from the OWASP Top 10?

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11 top open-source API testing tools: What your team needs to know

How do you find the right open-source API testing tool for your needs? Since my last roundup of the best candidates, a few more tools have appeared that warrant consideration—and there’s a new technique that’s all the buzz in AI automation circles that you need to know about.

Read the article on Tech Beacon.

Product Bundling with APIs to solve your company’s digital identity crisis

No doubt about it, you’ve got a digital identity crisis and the pressure is only getting worse because of the speed of digital change in the 2020s. There are some strategies you can use to solve this crisis and, provide delightful new customer experiences that will keep your customers engaged and spending more with you. One of the best strategies for the digital identity crisis is Digital Product Bundling.

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How APIs Are Helping FIs Meet SMBs’ Payment Needs

Corporates no longer tolerate “swivel chair” solutions that force them to switch back and forth between different software solutions and different bank websites just to manage their cash position. Imran Haider, executive vice president of open APIs for Wells Fargo, tells PYMNTS there’s a simple fix. In the latest B2B API Tracker, Haider discusses how application programming interfaces (APIs) are giving financial institutions (FIs) the tools they need to give corporates a single line of sight into the lifeblood of their business.

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Thank you for reading our API News roundup – January 2020. We’ll see you next year with more API headlines.

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