APIs: A Strategy Guide by Dan Woods, Daniel Jacobson, Greg Brail

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By Dan Woods, Daniel Jacobson, Greg Brail

APIs: a technique Guide
2011 | 148 Pages | ISBN: 1449308929 | writer: O’Reilly Media | PDF | 6 MB

Programmers was the single humans desirous about APIs, yet now an increasing number of businesses see them as a scorching new product channel. This concise advisor describes the large company power of APIs, and demonstrates how one can use them to supply worthwhile prone to consumers, companions, or the general public through the net. You’ll study the entire steps beneficial for construction a cohesive API enterprise approach from specialists within the trenches.
Facebook and Twitter APIs stay tremendous winning, and plenty of different businesses locate that API call for vastly exceeds site site visitors. This booklet deals executives, enterprise improvement groups, and different key gamers a whole roadmap for making a workable API product.

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Creating a separation layer between the systems allowed much more flexibility for the migration. There are many, many more reasons for offering an API. The main point is: listen to your partners. Listen to your customers. Listen to your internal developers. See the way the industry is going. Consider how you might want to go there as well. Why You Might Need an API | 19 CHAPTER 3 Understanding the API Value Chain Browser-based web apps represent a direct channel right from you to the consumer; consumers buy goods or services directly from you via your website.

These rare public APIs have been used to create a whole new ecosystem, the public app marketplace. com’s AppExchange or Google Apps Marketplace. Some of these API economies run on cash, and some have other motivations. The millions of apps that have been created are the most profound testament to the power that APIs can have to spark innovation given the right business conditions. Public APIs have also created new ways to deliver business services. Amazon Web Services, the Rackspace Cloud, and many other providers offer cloud-computing services via APIs.

The bridge between the two companies’ work is the private API, which enabled Bottle Rocket’s code to access NPR’s content in a very powerful and scalable way. Supporting Partner Relationships Private APIs can be used to create apps that support partner relationships. This model works extremely well when a partner has a business reason to use the API to create an app but lacks the technology skills to create the apps. The owner of the business assets or the provider of the API can arrange for developers to create the app so that the partner can put it to use.

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