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
On the one hand, having proper API documentation can be a sign of early success for an API provider, allowing new users to effectively understand the functionalities and caveats behind an API solution.
On the other hand, extensive documentation could indicate an overly complex solution with far too many variables to navigate. Read more
Have you ever tried to implement a new process in a big company? Believe us when we tell you that it’s not an easy (or fun) task. From obtaining initial approval all the way through to disseminating information, it takes time and there are often bumps along the road. Read more
The internet is bar none the most effective and amazing tool for connecting people. What it’s historically not, however, is an effective and amazing tool for connecting people with systems. While networks form and information is shared, the underlying systems have historically been hidden underneath complex code and abstraction. Read more
In a previous article we encouraged every company to join the digital revolution and provide APIs. But when faced with an existing Information System (IS), the steps toward exposing a business process with an API become far more intricate. An IS may be bloated with pre-existing organizational processes and data structures, which, if exposed directly, can make for a very poor user experience, and possibly a complete deadlock. Read more