The API Economy

2016 API Predictions

December 30th, 2015 |

The API field progressed in leaps and bounds in 2015 with impressive new APIs, standards advances, conferences and unfortunately also more negative events like security breaches (see our 2015 roundup). Given all that activity, it’s a tough call to guess […]

2015 API Predictions Year in Review

December 29th, 2015 |

With the end of the year fast approaching and the next just around the corner, it’s nice to grab a bit of time to reflect on what 2015 brought us and what might be next. The year wrapped up with […]

Streaming APIs Are Paving The Way For Real-time, Agile Banking

December 16th, 2015 |

API mashup applications based on streaming technologies will reinvent our banking experience As I explained in my first post, the PSD2 is about giving banking power back to customers, including increased transparency about charges and speed of operations. Large companies […]

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

November 5th, 2015 |

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 […]

Developers Will be the Cornerstone of the Banking APIs Revolution

September 25th, 2015 |

Banks Rely on Developers to Drive Change Although we’re at the beginning of a new era of open API banking, some banks have already been using APIs for a long time. Banks historically used APIs to connect their internal systems, […]

Financial Institutions are Embracing APIs

September 15th, 2015 |

Driving Innovation in the Banking Industry In my last post, we looked at APIs in fintech and how drastically banking will change in the next decade. Yet some banks fear the implementation of the PSD2 (Directive on Payment Services) and […]

European Banking Authority Opens a New Era of Open Banking

September 8th, 2015 |

Required API-based Banking Ecosystem Will Give Customers More Control and Insight The European Commission (EC) has mandated that banks must provide standardized API access across the EU as part of the Directive on Payment Services (PSD2), a set of rules […]

APIs Supercharge your FTEs!

September 6th, 2015 |

If you were doing some reading over the Labor Day weekend in the US, you may have stumbled across Guarav Jain‘s interesting TechCrunch piece “APIs Are The New FTEs“. Guarav makes the point that often a modern SAAS service, in […]

3scale Welcomes AWS to API Mangagement Field

July 10th, 2015 |

AWS Closed-Source, Proprietary Offer Reinforces Import of APIs to Today’s IT; 3scale Continues to Support AWS Users with Open Source Solution To Be Used Across All Platforms Today our partner AWS announced its own API Gateway. We are pleased to […]

Building Effective API Programs: Developer Experience (DX)

June 8th, 2015 |

In the previous parts of this blog series, we covered benefits of APIs, API strategy, business models, API design, operations, and marketing. Developer experience (DX) is about more than having a well designed API – it’s the packaging and delivery of […]