Maersk is a multi-billion dollar Danish giant that specializes in container logistics. The company has previously experimented with building its own APIs for both internal and external purposes, but — as we’ll see — has faced a fair few issues.
In this article, we’ll look at Maersk’s API and digital transformation journey, and discover why the company is now focusing significant efforts on web APIs and smart API management tactics. Read more
We compare the benefits and drawbacks to 3 key API management styles
APIs are complex. Each component would be complex on its own, but when these APIs communicate with one another, this complexity is only compounded. Add in external clients, and you have an intricate web of cross-communicating codebases, competing paths for information, and separate sources of truth. Read more
Most business leaders now agree that APIs are an expected facet of business in the modern digital economy. According to the 2018 State Of API Integration Report by Cloud Elements, 85% of organizations interviewed consider web APIs and API-based integration essential to their business strategy and continued success. Read more
In a growing world of apps, SCIM helps with the struggles of user provisioning
Every app developer hopes their app goes viral. Build an app, let it loose, and watch it grow. In the consumer world, apps organically grow in popularity as people share. Read more
The life of an API follows a predictable lifecycle – from creation to deprecation, each stage of the API lifecycle denotes an important event, and it carries with it a set of best practices. API developers tend to think about the future in very positive ways – how the API will behave, what its design will be – but in doing so, they don’t always consider what the end of that API might look like. Read more