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API Platform Reference Architecture and Case Studies

APIs are becoming the mainstream approach for exposing Organization’s core functionalities and data to external partners and its own digital apps. As discussed in article “API and SOA Synergy“, APIs are seen as the natural extension of Enterprise Business Services delivered through SOA-ESB layer. For example, a Mortgage calculation functionality delivered through SOA as a Business Service can be […]

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Enterprise Real-time Integration Platform

  Seamless integration of Enterprise applications as well as Business Partners and third parties is the most common and essential requirement for any Organization. Additionally, Organizations are increasingly adopting Mobility and Cloud trends to participate in extended digital ecosystem of collaborative offerings and value added services, thus creating even more demand for real-time integration. The […]

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Best Practices for API Design

With API Management getting momentum in mainstream business segments, it is important for Organizations to adopt the right design practices upfront to ensure effective implementation of APIs. Let’s have a look at some of the best practices for API Design Capabilities-Resources Mapping Root URL (Entry point for API Consumers) Endpoint standard Effective use of Http […]

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Hybrid IT and iPaaS (integration Platform as a Service)

The Hybrid IT evolution started with Organizations adopting purpose-built SaaS (Software as a Service) applications to meet their specific Business needs; for example, CRM applications for marketing, sales or customer service. There are hundreds of SaaS applications available in the market today from numerous cloud providers, offering various kinds of functionalities to large and small-medium […]

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Lightweight and Scalable Integration Style for web based collaboration

Since the overall collaboration in web based API model is driven by opportunities and needs shorter time to market, a lightweight, scalable and affordable integration style is required which can enable Organizations to quickly participate in overall API value chain. Due to its simple, lightweight, low cost and scalability aspects, REST (Representational state transfer) is […]

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Mobility, Cloud and Real-time Integration

Information technology (IT) has been backbone of Business for decades, empowering Organization’s own customer/vendor/supplier engagement channels. With rapid growth in Mobility and Cloud Computing, the Business model itself is taking more innovative form. Organizations are increasingly leveraging Mobility and Cloud trends by exposing core capabilities (functionalities and data) beyond Organization’s own channels; they are actively participating […]

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What is an API?

  The notion of Application Programming Interface (API) is not new, it is being used widely for years now. API basically is a contract provided by piece of software to its consumers. A good API defines the functionality it provides along with required input and expected output. APIs act as building blocks for developing a […]

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API and SOA Synergy

  APIs are becoming the mainstream approach for exposing Enterprise capabilities and data to external world. In fact, in most of the scenarios, APIs are seen as the natural extension of Enterprise Business Services delivered through SOA. For example, a Mortgage calculation functionality delivered through SOA as a Business Service can be made available to […]