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Launching the Linux Foundation Open API Initiative to Help Drive the Web of APIs

We’re proud to be supporting the launch of the new Linux Foundation collaborative effort for Web APIs: the Open API Initiative (see the announcement here). The initiative will take forward the great foundational work done under the Swagger banner by […]

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New eBook – The API Owner’s Manual: Best Practices of Successful API Teams

There have been some great pieces written about APIs and API management over the year (many of them listed on our API Codex). There have also been influential books – from Richardson, Amundsen and Ruby’s RESTful Web APIs book to […]

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3scale Copyrights Database Store API

In response to today’s Supreme Court decision not to rule in the Oracle v. Google case, 3scale has decided to reconsider its previous position on copyright and APIs and is today announcing its copyright ownership over the newly developed Database […]

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APIs.JSON: Bootstrapping The Web of APIs

It’s been a year since we first published APIs.JSON together with Kin Lane and APIEvangelist and the idea has taken hold in all sorts of ways – not least in the 900+ APIs now listed on using the format. […]

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Why mobile first really is API first: McKinsey’s South Korean e-commerce insights

According to the very recent McKinsey & Company Insights publication Learning from South Korea’s mobile-retailing boom (May 2015), South Korea has a the highest smartphone penetration in the world. What is especially important for retail is that South Korean consumers spend […]

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Public vs Private vs Internal APIs

This week saw Kin Lane post an interesting piece over at API evangelist on the Public v’s Private API distinction that drew a rather animated response from David Berlind at ProgrammableWeb. Both pieces make some interesting points, but they seem […]

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2014 API Year in Review – Last Year’s API Predictions and More

The end of the year always brings some reflection and thoughts of what the next year will be like, it’s also fun to make fools of ourselves trying to predict what might happen. 2014 was a great year in many […]

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APIcast cloud-hosted gateway

APIcast – The NEW, Free, Cloud-Hosted API Gateway from 3scale

No Code Or Hardware Deployment Required. Up to 50,000 Calls Per Day. What Are You Waiting For? 3scale’s primary mission is to make it easier and less expensive to launch and operate an API.  As part of that effort we just launched APIcast, […]

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APIs and Unlocking the Value of Your Data

Strata + Hadoop World 2014 Barcelona The Barcelona edition of O’Reilly’s Strata + Hadoop World 2014 (@StrataConf #StrataHadoop) kicked off yesterday with a deep dive into business and big data. Simon Wardley and Toby Oliver did a great job putting […]

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SF MusicTech Summit

Sounds from the API Ecosystem Panel at SF MusicTech Summit

We had a blast at the SF MusicTech conference last week – great meeting everybody involved in the collision of Music and Technology worlds! I was lucky enough to be on a panel of APIs and Music with great panelists […]

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