Over the last week we followed the API blogosphere discussion surrounding API nomenclature. Steven Willmott does a good job of summing up the recent debate in a 3Scale post, Public Vs. Private APIs.
Interesting timing… we have been compiling an eBook that not only defines a taxonomy for API types but offers insightful business strategies for each variation. Read more
Many of the stories we have heard at past Nordic APIs events and have recounted on our blog are ones of transformation. Organizations providing APIs are reinventing themselves as platforms that are ideally suited for modern-day business. These stories have been told by PlanMill, Bisnode, Fyndiq, and others of various sizes operating in different industries. Read more
For many businesses, there can be a great reluctance to opening data assets via APIs to external partners or to third-party developers. One way to start assessing the benefits of an API business strategy is to begin using APIs internally. Private APIs can lead to faster time-to-market for new product and service development, open up new market channels, and ensure that any one organizational process does not create bottlenecks in the business’ workflow. Read more