The API Economy

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 […]

How Not to be a Platform: Twitter’s Firehose Mistake

April 11th, 2015 |

We’re huge fans of Twitter – both as users and observers of the impact the Twitter API. Since it was opened, Twitter’s API has shown how providing access can unleash huge waves of innovation – giving rise to clients, data […]

New White Paper: The Unseen Enablers Of Platforms

April 7th, 2015 |

Today we publish a new white paper which I wrote together with Sangeet Paul Choudary. Sangeet is Founder and CEO of Platform Thinking Labs and best known for his work on platform business models and multi-sided network effects. He is also a widely […]

Swagger and the Path to an Open Vendor Neutral Standard

March 25th, 2015 |

Congratulations to SmartBear and Reverb for the announcement this morning on the transfer of Swagger to SmartBear. Swagger has made great strides as a key piece of glue in the API Web and Tony Tam at Reverb has done a […]

API Predictions 2015

January 4th, 2015 |

2014 was a great year for APIs. There were new technologies, and a lot more reach and relevance as API deployments broadened. We just posted the evaluations for our 2014 predictions and there were a few surprises. Predicting 2015 is […]

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

January 3rd, 2015 |

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 […]

Building Effective API Programs: Leveraging API Benefits

December 18th, 2014 |

This is the second part of the Building Effective API Programs blog post series. In the first post, we argued that it is paramount that an API contributes to the overarching business strategy of an organization. In this post, we […]

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

December 10th, 2014 |

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, […]

3scale And API Evangelist Announce Search Engine At 800+ APIs

November 20th, 2014 |

Worlds First Open Source Search Engine Now Lists Many Popular APIs – Google, Twilio, Fitbit, Twitter, Spotify and More   Today, 3scale and API Evangelist are stoked to announce that the APIs.json metadata format for Web API discovery and it’s accompanying […]

Practical Advice For The Stages Of The API Lifecycle (Part 2/4)

November 12th, 2014 |

The API lifecycle is made up of four stages, which an API provider would iterate through several times as part of an API program: Plan/Design, Build/Integrate, Operate/Manage, and Share/Engage. You can find a more detailed description of the API Lifecycle in the […]