API Lifecycle

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

December 1st, 2014 |

Manfred will be presenting a related workshop: Practical API Lifecycle Management at APIdays Paris on Tuesday, December 2.

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 first post, in which we also describe the Plan/Design stage. Here are posts one, two, and

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Crash Course – Practical API Lifecycle Management at APIdays Paris

November 24th, 2014 |

Learn how to get the most out of your API in 2 hours

We are very happy to announce another crash course on practical API management to be held at the APIdays on December 2nd, 2014 in Paris. This time, we’ve joined forces with SmartBear. The two hour workshop will cover the most important aspects related to an API’s lifecycle and development based on the essential phases of the API lifecycle, focusing specifically on testing, securing and monitoring APIs.

We will introduce core concepts as well as go over tools and best practices for practical API lifecycle management. Pili

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Practical Advice For The Stages Of The API Lifecycle (Part 3/4)

November 18th, 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 first post, in which we also describe the Plan/Design stage. In the previous post, we wrote about the actual coding of APIs in the Build/Integrate stage.

API Lifecycle Stage 3: Operate/Manage

Where we left off in the previous post, the API is built but not secured. The architecture of an unsecured API (in simplified terms) looks like this, where an exter…

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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 first post, in which we also describe the Plan/Design stage.

API Lifecycle Stage 2: Build/Integrate

After the objectives of the Plan/Design stage are achieved, an API provider can move on to the Build/Integrate stage. This stage entails the real development of the API. This usually means coding an API from scratch, integrating with existing systems, or a mix of both. Based on the paradigms, technologies, or data formats chosen in the Plan/Design phase, this can be more or less complex and time-consuming. Especially for RESTful APIs there is already a plethora of frameworks and libraries available, which help to build such …

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Practical Advice For The Stages Of The API Lifecycle (Part 1/4)

November 5th, 2014 |

API Crash Course

As part of our collaboration with Startupbootcamp Berlin, the leading global startup accelerator with a focus on Smart Transportation & Energy, we ran an API Crash Course workshop. The slides are available on SlideShare and embedded at the bottom of this post. In the workshop we introduced the various business benefits of APIs, how these could be leveraged as an organization and gave some examples of successful case studies. In the second part of the workshop, we covered the various stages of the API lifecycle and introduced best practices and tools for each stage. We will publish details related to each of the four stages of the API lifecycle in a 4-part blog post. The remainder of this post is the first part of this series.

The API Lifecycle

We see the API lifecycle as made up of four stages, which an API provider would iterate through several times as part of a…

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API Strategy NYC Conference: Presentations & Slides

March 18th, 2013 |

The 21st and 22nd of February 2013 was the first edition of the API Strategy & Practice conference in NYC.

Created and organized by Kin Lane (@kinlane) and 3scale (@3scale), the conference has been an incredible adventure with a fantastic outcome, beyond expectations!

  • 370 Attendees
  • 75+ Speakers: Laura Merling (@magicmerl), Jeff Lawson (@jeffiel), John Musser(@johnmusser), Daniel Jacobson(@daniel_jacobson), Peter Orlowsky (@porlowsky), John Sheehan (@johnsheehan), Albert Wenger (@albertwenger) and many more!!
  • 25+ Sponsors: Alcatel-Lucent, Intel, Swagger, Nginx, Mashape, Ping Identity…

We are looking forward to the next API Strategy conference!! As soon…

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