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  • Don’t persona pigeon-hole users of your technology

    Don’t persona pigeon-hole users of your technology

    Understand what they do and how to make their lives easier first Here’s a brutally honest bit of truth-telling me what you are or what your role is doesn’t help me as a trusted digital...

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  • Experience Design: API Portals foster engagement and innovation

    Experience Design: API Portals foster engagement and innovation

    Harold Wiegers and I bring years of experience designing and building API programs with talented colleagues and leaders in various industries. We’ve worked with organizations from...

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  • A real-time look at event-driven architecture

    A real-time look at event-driven architecture

    API Management – and specifically event-driven architecture (EDA) – is a critical piece of a hybrid integration platform (HIP). Event-driven API management continues to gain importance due to the...

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  • API News Roundup – April 2019

    API News Roundup – April 2019

    April has just begun and there are already a lot of API stories in the news this month. You can always count on API Friends to have your API news roundup. Below are some of the top API news stories …

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  • Interview with APIdays’ founder at IMAGINE SUMMIT

    Interview with APIdays’ founder at IMAGINE SUMMIT

    “Nice people, great products, great roadmap and also great moments.” Those were the words from Mehdi Medjaoui, founder of APIdays Conferences and Author of Continuous API Management at IMAGINE...

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  • APIdays 2019: Seven events in seven cities

    APIdays 2019: Seven events in seven cities

    APIdays 2019 APIs are taking the digital world by storm. It’s simply a reality that APIs are part of the digital transformation landscape. APIs have become an actuality and necessity for...

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  • API News Roundup for March 22, 2019

    API News Roundup for March 22, 2019

    This has been a busy last two weeks for API news. Below is our API News Roundup for March 22, 2019. API News Roundup Axway acquires Streamdata.io to advance event-driven APIs for its...

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  • Three things you need to secure your APIs

    Three things you need to secure your APIs

    Securing your APIs is no small feat. An organization needs to have a strong strategy to secure its APIs against cyberattacks and hackers. Today, we explore three things you need to secure your...

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  • The role of API Gateways in the modern enterprise

    The role of API Gateways in the modern enterprise

    After my previous article on OAuth 2 scopes, several people contacted me to ask what exactly an API Manager is. In this article, I will aim to provide a clearer idea of why an organization may...

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  • Creating a competitive edge with API solutions

    Creating a competitive edge with API solutions

    API solutions build customer experiences. For the insurance industry, this concept is no different. In the webinar “Creating a competitive edge with API solutions to build the experience your...

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  • Benefits of self-service APIs

    Benefits of self-service APIs

    In the eighth video on APIs and microservices, you learn how the growing trend for APIs is going in the direction of self-service APIs. It’s no surprise that people want their customer experience...

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  • API News Roundup – March 2019

    API News Roundup – March 2019

    There has been a lot of API news in just the first week of March! Here is the API news roundup of the latest articles and videos featuring APIs and microservices. API News Roundup HSBC Launches...

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  • Don’t get disrupted! APIs and microservices are changing the way people think

    Don’t get disrupted! APIs and microservices are changing the way people think

    Don’t get disrupted! APIs and microservices have changed the way companies do business. In the continuing seventh video series on APIs and microservices, we explore how industry disruption is...

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  • How to connect systems and utilize apps with API Management and microservices

    How to connect systems and utilize apps with API Management and microservices

    API Management, the adhesive that connects data What are APIs? For starters, they are the adhesive that enables your apps to connect data to your tablet, phone or desktop. Furthermore, when you...

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  • The role of OAuth 2 scopes in API management

    The role of OAuth 2 scopes in API management

    This article will explore the benefit of using OAuth 2 scopes to manage access to APIs. THE OAUTH 2 STANDARD OAuth 2 is an open standard for privilege delegation. The right to use a service is...

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  • Business in a microservices world: How microservices help businesses innovate faster

    Business in a microservices world: How microservices help businesses innovate faster

    Is your company stuck in a rut with outdated software? What would it take to move your company to the next level of digital transformation? Today, we continue our video series on APIs and...

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  • API News Roundup – February 22, 2019

    API News Roundup – February 22, 2019

    We are more than halfway through February, that means our biweekly summary of the latest API news stories. Here’s the latest API news over the last two weeks for February 22, 2019. How DevOps and...

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  • How DevOps and microservices help companies innovate faster 

    How DevOps and microservices help companies innovate faster 

    Airbnb, Netflix, Google… What do they all have in common? In the next installment of the continuing video series on APIs and microservices, DevOps and microservices architecture are discussed....

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  • API Workshop: How does an API Management strategy support your digital transformation?

    API Workshop: How does an API Management strategy support your digital transformation?

    On February 14th at the beautiful Hotel D’Angleterre in Geneva, Switzerland, a group of API practitioners gathered to discuss API Management strategy and how it supports digital transformation for...

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  • 2018 DZone Guide to Microservices: Speed, agility and flexibility

    2018 DZone Guide to Microservices: Speed, agility and flexibility

    The 2018 DZone Guide to microservices is a full-encompassed report that surveys developers, architects and technologists from a far-reaching scale of the software and IT industry. The guide works...

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