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Mr Open Banking An interview with Richard Turrin

Chasing China: An interview with Richard Turrin

The following article is an adapted transcript based on the audio recording of Season 2, Episode 6 of the Mr. Open Banking podcast. The...
Creating a digital focus for products with API First

Creating a digital focus for products with API First

"API First" is something that often is mentioned when it comes to API strategy and other aspects of how to move to a more...
Mr. Open Banking interview with Pangiotis Kriaris

Open banking in Europe: An interview with Panagiotis Kriaris

The following article is an adapted transcript based on the audio recording of Season 2, Episode 5 of the Mr. Open Banking podcast. The...
introduction to RFC 7807

Representing Problem Details in HTTP APIs: An introduction to RFC 7807

Almost all APIs have a way of how problems and errors can be reported, making it easier to understand for the API consumer that...
jeff bezos api mandate

Jeff Bezos’ API mandate: What the five rules mean and do

In 2002, Jeff Bezos issued what is now known as the API mandate: The new direction at Amazon would be that all capabilities would have...
Unified API and integration governance takeaways

Unified API and integration governance takeaways: Why API complexity happens

It started with customers telling us they had a pain point: they were using multiple API gateways — both from Axway and from other...
Spectral as part of your API platform and your API governance

Hands-on with Spectral: Using API linting for better API design and API governance

Spectral is an open-source API linting tool (powered by Stoplight) that allows users to write rules which then can be used to check API descriptions....
Zero trust API layer

Zero Trust: Moving from perimeter security to API layer, continuous authentication

*Republished with permission from VMblog.com. Traditionally, Zero Trust has been focused on moving beyond the network perimeter. But with the growing use of APIs, Zero...
Mr. Open Banking speaks with Andrew Moor

Building a digital bank: An interview with Andrew Moor

The following article is an adapted transcript based on the audio recording of Episode 4 Season 2 of the Mr. Open Banking podcast. The...
Enterprise success story and its challenges

Enterprise success story and its challenges

A successful enterprise is like a productive human being. A flourishing human (for whatever success means to each of us) starts their life knowing...
Hypermedia APIs

Hypermedia APIs: What are they and what can they do for you?

Like anything in life, APIs come in different "flavors." In the case of APIs, these are called "API Styles," and there are five major...
is your software past its prime

Is your software past its prime? Four key reasons to ditch outdated solutions (even...

There’s a certain level of nostalgia about software. We often hate to let it go, or circumstances don’t allow us to. Take Microsoft Windows, for...
Mr._Open_Banking's interview_with_Faith_Reynolds

Opening banking for good: An interview with Faith Reynolds

The following article is an adapted transcript based on the audio recording of Episode 3 Season 2 of the Mr. Open Banking podcast. The...
API marketplace

API marketplaces + Catalogs are all about innovation

Your API strategy stands little chance of adoption if you don't have an API Catalog. But it's more than a registry — built the...
API Monetization at eBay

How to make five billion dollars with APIs: API Monetization at eBay

API Monetization is on everybody's mind: How can I make money with APIs? How can I justify my investments in API-related activities? But all too often, direct...
What is API First Really?

What is API First and how can I leverage it to add business value...

There is a lot of confusion around "What is API First," how is it different from "API First Design," and how all this fits...
GS1 Digital Link

GS1 Digital Link: An API for Every Thing

Everybody "knows" GS1 because it's the organization that standardizes the EAN/UPC barcodes that we find on pretty much every product that we buy in our supermarkets and...
providential structure of blockchain

Is blockchain the “World Trade Organization” of digital business platforms?

We've been writing several blog posts about the API-First, open everything, and platforming vision. What is clear is the new digital paradigm. In the short...
Centralized Management of Decentralization

Centralized Management of Decentralization: API Governance at scale

APIs and API management creates the most value when the APIs are closely aligned with value production and flows so that it becomes easier...
Mr. Open Banking interview with Carlos Kazuo Missao

The great unbanked: An interview with Carlos Kazuo Missao

The following article is an adapted transcript based on the audio recording of Season 2, Episode 2 of the Mr. Open Banking podcast. The...
Why_you_API_platform_needs_to_be_open

Why your API platform needs to be open

API platforms are an essential ingredient of digital transformation. APIs provide digital access to assets and capabilities of your organization, and all APIs together (your API...
Hyrum's Law and API Design and Management

Hyrum’s Law: What it means for API Design and Management

The promise and challenges of loose coupling One of the main aspects of APIs is that they should provide loose coupling, meaning that providers and consumers...

5 things to do NOW for Apple App Tracking Transparency API

In the past few weeks and months, there has been a lot of talk and controversy around Apple's new Tracking Transparency API. The IDFA The discussions...
top list of API Management vendors

What are the top list of API Management vendors and key criteria

When selecting the right API Management tooling to support your digital initiatives, platforms, and transformation, it's critical to factor in some key criteria that...
Open Banking trends

2021 set to put Open Banking into the fast lane

Data on Open Banking adoption around the globe is now available for the final quarter of 2020, and one thing is clear: 2021 will...
API Rate Limits

What are API Rate Limits?

API Rate Limiting is simply controlling how many requests or calls an API consumer can make to your API. You may have experienced something...
REST vs GraphQL

REST vs. GraphQL: Making the right choice

In order to better understand the "REST vs. GraphQL" debate, it's useful to look at where GraphQL comes from. It started with Facebook's observation...
Mr. Open Banking with Nat Sakimura

The identity question: An interview with Nat Sakimura

The following article is an adapted transcript based on the audio recording of Season 2, Episode 1 of the Mr. Open Banking podcast. The...

Top 10 API trends for 2021

2021 Digital Transformation Trends are a key indicator for the future of APIs. APIs run the world and 2020 saw a huge increase in...
future of API Portals

From APIs to value: The future of API Portals

APIs are the fundamental building blocks of Digital Transformation: They expose capabilities, and when used in the context of an API-First Strategy they also demand that everything...

How fit is your API? 

How fit do you need to be?  How fit does your API need to be? It may not be the case that your API needs...
api-news-roundup-january-2021

API News Roundup – January 2021

As we bid farewell to 2020, we welcome the first API news roundup of 2021. Celebrate the new year with us as we look...
API Journey

API Archaeology: Guiding the API Journey

Part of the Axway Catalyst mission is to help organizations on their API Journey. As part of this mission, we speak to many organizations in various stages...
James Bligh

Exploring data rights — an interview with James Bligh

The following article is an adapted transcript based on the audio recording of Episode 8 of the Mr. Open Banking podcast with James Bligh....
Continuous Improvement Model

What is a Continuous Improvement Model?

The Continuous Improvement Model is a tactical method that's implemented across a company to provide a roadmap for improving its practices. Different models exist such...
David Brear

The Banking Battlefield — an interview with David Brear

The following article is an adapted transcript based on the audio recording of Episode 7 of the Mr. Open Banking podcast with David Brear....
API linting with Spectral

API linting with Spectral: What is it and how does it work?

API linting is the process of making sure that APIs are not just technically correct (which is the realm of validation tooling), but that...
multi-cloud strategy

6 reasons for adopting a multi-cloud strategy

Multi-cloud simply refers to the presence of more than one cloud, sourced from different vendors. The adoption of multi-cloud is doubling year over year,...
strangler pattern

Monolith modernization with APIs and Microservices: What is the strangler pattern and how to...

Any organization that is not starting from scratch has existing IT systems and infrastructure in place. In many cases, this legacy has issues keeping...
api-news-roundup-december-2020

API News Roundup – December 2020

Happy Holidays from your API friends! This month we celebrate together virtually with our last API news roundup of the year. Here is your...
OpenID Connect

2020 Medicare Interoperability Rule in Healthcare: OpenID Connect, Identity and Consent

The Interoperability Rule is driving transformation in healthcare. In an earlier post, we discussed some of the drivers and goals of the Interoperability Rule...
An API is a promise

An API is a promise

What is an API? This is an interesting question that can be answered on many levels. There certainly is a technical side to it, then...
multiexperiencs vs omniexperience

Multiexperience vs Omniexperience

Concepts are useful for putting a name to something because then you can go forth and talk about it. One of the main reasons...
Lifecycle Phases of API Products

What are the Lifecycle Phases of API Products?

The phases of the Product Lifecycle occur in four major stages: Introduction Growth Maturity Decline These are the starting points for the amount of time...

Safe technology bets during uncertain times

In my first job, the Head of Strategy was obsessed with VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity), a technique that develops alternative scenarios of...
api-news-roundup-november-2020

API News Roundup – November 2020

It's the season to give thanks, and we are extremely grateful for our readers sticking with us through two years of delivering the latest...
API Lifecycle Management: Deprecation and Sunsetting"

API Lifecycle Management: Deprecation and Sunsetting

APIs are products and go through the same lifecycle as all products. They get created, see some usage, get improved over time based on...
why JSON won over XML

API Formats: Why JSON won over XML

The vast majority of APIs today are using the JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) to represent the structured data that they are exchanging. While JSON has been...
Product Thinking and Design Thinking

Is Product Thinking the same as Design Thinking?

Product Thinking and Design Thinking are two methods whose goals are intertwined. Product Thinking Product Thinking looks at drivers and the competitive landscape. It helps you...
API governance

API governance: What is it and why does it matter?

One topic that often comes up in organizations past a certain size is the question of API governance. This simply reflects the inherent tension...
What is API integration

What is API integration?

APIs are ubiquitous these days! From entering your information when purchasing something online to mobile phones or e-business applications, all things come back to...
HTTP APIs

Building Blocks for HTTP APIs

APIs are Languages, and like with any language, it is important to think about who is using them and how to design the language. When...
Open Banking Brazil

Open Banking: A perspective from Brazil

The gradual “opening up” of information flows in Financial Services is pushing the innovation agenda forward. By allowing customers to share data securely, Open Banking...
What is an API?

What is an API?

Have you ever heard the word “API,” and wondered exactly what it is? Do you have a vague idea of what you might do...
energy and innovation

Open Everything: What place is there for energy players?

In recent years, energy has been at the center of debates around social responsibility, but it has also become a major line of reflection...
benefits of cybersecurity_for_business

The benefits of cybersecurity for business – what you need to know to stay...

Companies are a prime target for attacks, whether large or small in scope. Every day there are hundreds of threats. Companies need to be proactive...
API New Roundup October 2020

API News Roundup – October 2020

As the seasons change, temperatures are getting cooler, but API news stories are getting hotter. This month we continue to share the latest API...

API is a language!

There are many different ways in which you can answer the seemingly simple question: "What is an API?" Previous discussions focused on the technical fundamentals ("it...
organizational culture

The role of organizational culture in Digital Transformation

In 2020 where the business is IT, software is made up of building blocks from all over the place. Each of those moving parts...
open healthcare

Open Healthcare — a perfect storm — technology, need and mandate  

A perfect storm is "an event in which a rare combination of circumstances drastically aggravates the event."   After interviewing a meteorologist about the 1991 Halloween Nor’easter, author Sebastian Junger describes three...
Lean vs Agile

Lean vs Agile: What’s the difference?

"Lean" and "agile" are two strategic approaches in the project management world domain. Although separate in their tactical application, each works to facilitate a...
design APIs for extensibility

Designing APIs for extensibility  

The main role of APIs is to serve as the connective fabric between different components and capabilities within an organization and across organizations. One important aspect of...
benefits of open banking for customers

What are the benefits of open banking to customers?

There are many benefits of open banking for customers, including openness to innovative services. Structurally, it is difficult for banks to be innovative because they...
Omniexperience: The key to differentiation

Omniexperience: The key to differentiation

Omniexperience is the key to surviving the present and thriving in the future. Omniexperience is differentiating your company's offerings. Sounds great, but... Omni-what-the-heck? Before we dive into this...
Nilixa Devlukia

Opening payments — an interview with Nilixa Devlukia

The following article is an adapted transcript based on the audio recording of Episode 6 of the Mr. Open Banking podcast with Nilixa Devlukia....
Open Banking in the USA

The future of Open Banking in the USA

Open Banking in the USA — status The Open Banking movement starts with the banking industry, but it will soon expand to Open Everything: open...
api-news-roundup-september-2020

API News Roundup – September 2020

We have a new format for this month's API news roundup. Now you can see the latest API headlines by category, including healthcare, financial,...
Managing API versions

Managing API versions: The API lifecycle

Managing API versions are part of the bigger picture of API lifecycle management. Most importantly, the goal is to make sure that API consumption...
Mr. Open Banking interview with Senator Colin Deacon 

Opening Canada — an interview with Senator Colin Deacon 

The following article is an adapted transcript based on the audio recording of Episode 5 of the Mr. Open Banking podcast with Senator Colin...
What is Semantic Versioning?

What is Semantic Versioning?

Semantic Versioning is a versioning scheme for using meaningful version numbers (that's why it is called Semantic Versioning). Specifically, the meaning revolves around how API versions...
network security

What is network security?

Let’s face it, network structures are under siege from cyberattacks and vulnerabilities. These exposures can be wide-ranging from applications, users, data, or even locations....
interview with Paolo Sironi

The big picture: An interview with Paolo Sironi

The following article is an adapted transcript based on the audio recording of Episode 4 of the Mr. Open Banking podcast. The audio version...

Breaking down The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q3 2020

With the current climate, with the current uncertainty… we have rocketed 10 years ahead. Previously, the need for innovation was often mistakenly seen as...

Designing Private, Partner, and Public APIs: What’s the Difference?

One of the defining characteristics of an API is that it should be reusable, but that doesn’t say much about the scope of an...

Transhumanism: The Next API Will Be Human

Save this date in your calendars: on August 28, 2020, Elon Musk will give a press conference to present Neuralink's latest developments. This announcement takes...
api-news-roundup-august-2020

API News Roundup – August 2020

Summer is coming to an end, and that means back to school. So we are taking you back to school with our monthly API...
Top 3 ways to use Analyst Reports

Top 3 Ways to Use Analyst Reports to Your Full Advantage

Most developers do not have a seat holder license with an industry analyst firm. That doesn’t mean that you can’t and shouldn't get your...

GraphQL vs. REST: When to choose which one?

GraphQL has been around for five years but quite frequently it still is seen as “the new kid on the block.” When it comes...

API growth: Why and how APIs are growing in the time of COVID

With a pandemic that has disrupted businesses globally, APIs are being used for new services that are being consumed daily. With that comes the...

The 5 API Styles: Understanding REST, OpenAPI, HTTP, gRPC, GraphQL, and Kafka

APIs are languages that allow applications to exchange information. Today, there are many possible technologies that can be used to design and implement APIs....

API Identity: Is My API Gold or Blue?

You all remember the photo of the dress which went viral on the internet a couple of years ago. Viewers of the photo disagreed...

Everything you need to know about PSD2

Based on an EU directive administered by the European Commission, PSD2 (second Revised Payment Services Directive) regulates payment and service providers all over the European Union (EU)...
Event-driven computing

Event-Driven Explainer

Event-driven computing has been around for a while. However, the asynchronous nature of event-driven applications requires that specialized knowledge, craft, and tools used to...
Mr. Open Banking with Don Cardinal

The US market-driven approach to open banking with Don Cardinal  

The following article is an adapted transcript of Episode 3 of the Mr. Open Banking podcast with Don Cardinal. The audio version is available...

5 security challenges to API protection

Let’s face it, APIs are everywhere and that makes protecting your APIs challenging at best. To be effective, security must be safe and secure....
digital transformation is becoming digital business

Digital transformation is becoming digital business

Let’s face it, the world has gone digital. The world has been disrupted because of the pandemic, and digital transformation is now shifting to...
How to structure a successful digital transformation

How to structure a successful digital transformation

Insanity means doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results. I saw a quote earlier by a leading industry analyst firm that...
API News Roundup – July 2020

API News Roundup – July 2020

Summer is in full swing and it's time to take a vacation! But we are not taking a break from our monthly API news...
Open Banking Regulation and Data Rights

Open banking regulation and data rights with Gavin Littlejohn

The following article is an adapted transcript of Episode 2 of the Mr. Open Banking podcast with Gavin Littlejohn. The audio version is available...
Trends on the rise

Trends on the Rise in Uncertain Times

From working remotely and adapting to a new office environment to retail shopping slowing down, what were once trends in one direction have shifted...
Open Banking technology

The technology behind open banking with Chris Michael  

The following article is an adapted transcript of Episode 1 of the Mr. Open Banking podcast with Chris Michael. The audio version with the...
real-time experiences with API streaming

Creating real-time experiences with API streaming

These days, it's hard to find someone who has never heard of streaming. The first memory that comes to mind for most people is...

Event-driven vs REST API interactions

APIs are great! That's for sure! But let's take a closer look at what a REST API is. It’s an interaction pattern; the way...
digital maturity

The API-First digital government approach part 3: Digital maturity

This is the third part of our three-part blog series looking at how the digital government agenda around the world is being enabled by...
contact tracing

You’re thinking about contact tracing wrong

Dear New York,  As I watch the city and local businesses be devastated by the impact of the virus, I see you making a big...
Open Banking vs. Open Health

Open banking vs. open health

Let me start by saying, this is about open data and the question of who owns the data: the customer (patient) or the vendor. In...

Automotive: A digital platform on four wheels

In our major investigation on the platformization of business lines, let's look at the automotive sector this week. Largely shaken by the global lockdown,...
The API-First Digital Government Approach

The API-First Digital Government Approach Part 2: Benefits

In a three-part blog series, we review the emerging digital government movement around the world. In the first part, we looked at the trends...
API News Roundup – June 2020

API News Roundup – June 2020

Summer is here! Although much of the world remains behind closed doors, we are celebrating warmer weather and sunnier days. What is also hot...
Five ways APIs help

Five ways APIs help businesses during uncertain times

APIs are the key drivers of any business. Companies need to evolve quickly — either scaling up or down. With an API-driven platform, you...

How to run successful API Programs: Five necessary areas

Establishing and running an API program is a step that many organizations have done or are planning to do. The observation often starts from initial experiences...

2020 AsyncAPI First Global Conference Recap

AsyncAPI is an initiative for standardizing message-driven APIs. The community has a healthy mix of enterprise, solopreneur/consultants, startups and open source community support. In...
What is load balancing?

What is load balancing?

Load balancing refers to delivering incoming network traffic across a group of backend servers on the internet. The basic function distributes client requests and...
API Wheel of Fortune: 4 levels of APIs

API Wheel of Fortune: 4 levels of APIs

As a follow-up to a previous article on the "network economy," I offer you a sequel in the form of a presentation of our...

What are API industry standards?

Some businesses are making API industry standards mandatory. The European Commission has implemented a set of API requirements for the Banking and Financial sectors,...
API-First Digital government approach

The API-First Digital government approach, part 1: Trends

In a three-part blog series, we review the emerging digital government movement around the world. In this first part, we look at the trends...
BOTTEN & KLUMM show

BOTTEN & KLUMM SHOW | LET’S TALK ABOUT DIGITAL!

Digital transformation is everywhere. So two expert Digital Catalysts, Brian Otten (BOTTEN), and Kay Lummitsch (KLUMM) came up with a brilliant idea to invite...
API Journey as a Service

API Journey as a Service

API Journey as a Service is a concept that delves into making an API program accessible. One part that draws consideration is related to...

Industry 4.0 and New Disruptive Technologies

We talk a lot about industry 4.0 today, but what is industry 4.0? A more automated industry? More connected? More integrated? I would say:...
COVID-19 Contact Tracing

International Interoperability of COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps: A view of goals & opportunities

This article discusses how to exchange COVID-19 contact tracing information between countries that use contact tracing apps and infrastructure. It takes a structured look...
API News Roundup - May 2020

API News Roundup – May 2020

As businesses slowly reopen in cities around the world, we turn our attention to how APIs are helping companies transition to a new reality....
What is a digital platform?

What is a digital platform? Platformization [French translation provided]

In a series of short articles, we will try to address the business transformations induced by technological innovations and the so-called digital innovations. We will...
What is REST API style

What is a REST API?

REST (Representational State Transfer) is an architectural style for designing decentralized systems. It originated from an architectural analysis of the Web and combines a...
API Design Wins

Monetization: Approaching products as API Design Wins

Think of when you went to an arcade, popped in a token to play that classic pinball machine. Perhaps you play Animal Farm on...
build great web APIs

How to Design and Build Great Web APIs: An Interview with Mike Amundsen

Many supply chains are facing challenges and require new ways of collaboration. The need for digital transformation has become more pressing than ever. Broadly...
API security best practices

API security: 12 essential best practices

With the increasing demand for data-centric projects, companies have quickly opened their data to their ecosystem, through SOAP or REST APIs. APIs are the...
Streaming API examples

What are streaming APIs and examples

Streaming APIs are used to examining data in real-time for users to gather up-to-date information and accurate results through the web. This process begins...
API Management in 2020

API Management in 2020: The Age of Hybridization [French translation provided]

Today's IT architects face many challenges in their API strategies. For many, the shift to APIs was undertaken in the wake of digital transformation...
screen scraper

Four problems with screen scraping that an API-First approach solves

What is screen scraping? Screen scraping is what a developer might do to get access to information that’s usually only shared via a webpage. The...

That’s how you get ants–communication, it’s not all talk!

When we speak to one another, we do so intending to convey information, just not always the information we intend. That's right, sometimes the message...
3 Reasons to Create an API Platform for your API Practice

3 reasons to create an API Platform for your API Practice

Having an API doesn’t matter if nobody’s using it. That’s from the O’Reilly book “APIs: A Strategy Guide.. Gartner, in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for...

What are the different types of APIs?

There isn't just one type of API (Application Programming Interface) but actually, there are four main types of APIs: Open APIs, aka Public APIs,...
API Design First

API First, Mobile-First, Design First… How do I know where to start?

Dear Geek,   There have been a lot of "First" methodologies thrown around in the past few years: Mobile-First, Code-First, API-First, API-Design-First, Test-First, Contract-First, Model-First, Security-First, Design-First, and many more. Before I throw all these...
API metrics

What are API metrics and how do you measure them?

APIs are priceless. APIs allow companies to tap into their complex technology make-ups to create new digital experiences, build new services to grow revenue...
api news roundup april 2020

API News Roundup – April 2020

The world is adjusting to a new normal, and for many, APIs are helping ease that transformation. This month, we review the top API...

What are the best practices for implementing API authentication?

Dear Geek,   We are building an API and I am confused as to what kind of security we need? There are so many out there...
Customer Experience is facing a global disruption

Empathy and Compassion are the New Currency

Well, we thought we could go on like this—forever. We thought disruption would happen to others—not to us. And suddenly, we all got disrupted by...
What is API testing

What is API testing?

API testing refers to testing APIs to ascertain if they meet the requirements for performance, security, functionality and dependability. For starters, APIs don’t have a...
AI with APIs

Unleash your AI with APIs

Industries are focusing more on choosing Artificial Intelligence thanks in part to its exponential benefits. With expectations on the return of new products, a significant competitive advantage, or increased customer...

How to increase participant engagement in virtual meetings

With so many people working from home, we now rely on remote sessions instead of face-to-face meetings to connect with customers. This may create...
API and a Connector

The difference between an API and a connector: When do I use one? 

An API (Application Programming Interface) is a machine and human-readable definition of an access point to a function or service. You never develop an interface, you...
API testing strategy

API testing strategy: Who is testing your API-driven product?

The beginning of 2020 has been a rocky one. Most organizations around the world are forced to identify new ways to maintain current consumers...
API Management market

How big is the API Management Market?

APIs are eating the world. APIs are being discussed on the board-level—even written about in Forbes Magazine. APIs are behind everything digital. And APIs are...
API Design fundamentals

API Design fundamentals: How to find your mythical “Yggdrasil” of APIs

On a lazy Sunday afternoon, I was bored and decided to start a new game on my PS4. I recently bought a few, one...
API News roundup March 2020

API News Roundup – March 2020

Recent global events have caused March to prove a very news-heavy month all around, and tech stories are no exception. Here is a look...
API program

The Four Horsemen of the API Apocalypse  

I was in a restaurant recently and the above photograph that was on the wall caught my eye. Four riders on scooters wearing “API”...
API Product Culture: Focusing on People

API Product Culture: Ways to Win

I worked in a fantastic API Product Culture on an API team that truly served our stakeholders with insight, empathy and a thoughtful approach....
API monetization requires good API Management

API monetization requires good API Management

Making money is likely the final goal of any company using APIs. API Management is the common layer processing all API traffic. It provides...

Digital business is a people business: SERVIN’ UP DIGITAL EPISODE 2

It’s important to have a close relationship with your customers. In the second installment of my video series “Serving up Digital,” my friend, Andrea...
reverse proxy server

What is a reverse proxy server?  

A reverse proxy server is a server that is located behind the firewall in a private network. This helps facilitate and guide client requests to an appropriate back-end server. These capabilities deliver an...
Design APIs for Healthcare and Insurance Experiences

How API Design and ecosystems drive the insurance experience

Minimizing risk is lucrative. The better the experience, the more members of the ecosystem will know when and how to interact in ways that...
API News roundup february 2020

API News Roundup – February 2020

It's the season of love. I hope you had a restful holiday and eventful Valentine's Day. We are back with this month's API headlines,...
What is open banking

What is Open Banking (and how will it affect you)?

The concept of Open Banking means enabling third-party software providers and banks to build new, customer-centric financial applications and services. It's about giving customers control...
Evolution of Banks in the Digital Age | API Days London

Evolution of Banks in the Digital Age | API Days London 

Let’s take a look at the banking ecosystem and the environmental changes that have been brought up in the digital age and how they...
API Gateway

What is an API Gateway?

API Gateways are API proxies that are put between the API Provider and the API Consumer. At its heart, an API Gateway is a...
API consumption

How to manage your API in an extended information system

API Management solutions have been evolving since the beginning. They are now a core component to modernize any Information System and numerous new business...
API economy

What is API Economy?

API Economy (also known as API-driven economy) simply refers to the exchange of value between consumers and providers through APIs.  API Economy Examples Take Uber, for...
successful API creation

Creating successful APIs

Successful API creation starts with defining the audience. It’s important to meet initial expectations with future-proofing in mind and a focus on concise API...
Differences between an API Portal and a Unified Catalog

Differences between an API Portal and a Unified Catalog

As companies are maturing, they’re looking for new ways of shaping their digital transformation. But they soon realize that having just an API Portal...
future of open banking

The future of Open Banking

Observation: The future of Open Banking and the banking model is under attack — negative rates, loss of payments (GAFA, Crypto), FinTech disintermediating the...
application-aware service proxies

What are Application-Aware Service Proxies?

To understand the definition of application-aware service proxies, we will first need to understand the need for them. For that, we need to delve...
event-driven APIs

What are event-driven APIs?

APIs have become an economic imperative for many businesses. But APIs solely based on request-response style interactions are limited by the fact that each...
api roundup 2019

API News Roundup – January 2020

Happy New Year! My resolution this year is to give you more great API news content every month. So without further ado, here is...
Big data as a service

What is big data as a service (BDaaS)?

What is BDaaS? Big data as a service (BDaaS) refers to the vast amount of data that is being stored, analyzed, processed and created...
digital identity crisis

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

HELP! It's a new decade and your organization may have woken up to what can only be called a "digital identity crisis." Who are we...
Servin' Up Digital

How much are you willing to throw into the fire of transformation?

I am delighted to launch the first episode of Servin' Up Digital live on YouTube. For me, it was genuinely challenging to merge two...
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The core principles of API Management

API Management is the method of constructing and publishing APIs (Application Program Interfaces), as well as implementing their usage guidelines, regulating access, cultivating the...
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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...
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Should I monetize my APIs?

API Monetization consists of tracking API Usage on a per customer basis, enforcing usage plan quotas, and informing back-end billing systems of usage levels. This...

OWASP’s API Security 10 to 1

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,...
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API Portals: Why are they important?

We often think of APIs in a very technical way, but in reality, APIs are about providing business offerings and value. Many organizations treat...

Servin’ Up Digital: Culinary Answer to Digital Business’s (Burning) Questions

I must confess, I'm a damn foody! In my former life, I worked in gastronomy for years. Today I have close friends running restaurants...
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API News Roundup – December 2019

The holidays are almost here, but we are not taking a break from our monthly API news roundup. So before you deck the halls,...
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API Security – Checking it Twice

While everyone's busy making their lists and hoping the big man in the red suit overlooks their indiscretions and brings them something nice, I've...
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12 Disruptive API Trends for 2020

One of our customers made an astute observation: You've created thousands of APIs, but this one is our first. Over the years, we've worked...
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API Design: Tabs versus spaces

With Thanksgiving behind us, the holiday season is now in full effect with lights on houses, jingles on the radio and relentless commercials reminding...
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API Management solutions

API Management solutions involve many aspects to be effective. For starters, API Management is building secure APIs, publishing them to be reused and to...
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Three trends for API Management

We live in a world of constant transformation and every day we are bombarded by the news. So there's no doubt that we live...
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Demystifying APIs Part 3: How API Management improves Automation System Integration

The secret lies in the enablers of a technology that is simple, scalable and widespread. Automation System Integration The 4.0 Industry requires more than ever the...
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Hybrid integration and API Management (What’s the difference?)

In the broad integration markets we play terminology moves fast as does technology. Most recently, a set of questions and discussions have surfaced on...
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Five technological aspects that have changed the IT market in the last five years

The search for efficiency, agility and practicality has led several sectors to leverage their services, such as banks, industries and retail. IT market changes It is...