API

October 01, 2020

As businesses worldwide rely heavily on digital tools and reimagine modern commerce amidst a global pandemic, APIs have become the unsung hero of the digital transformation. Regardless of what tools a business chooses, APIs have enabled millions to transition from work to home, provided connections that let disrupted supply chains be rapidly recreated into new partner ecosystems, and as the backbone of online commerce, are the reason businesses sustained customer engagement through this unprecedented time in history ...

June 04, 2020

From May 2019 and continuing on until the end of the year, there was a dramatic shift by criminals who started targeting APIs, in an effort to bypass security controls, according to the Akamai 2020 State of the Internet / Security: Financial Services – Hostile Takeover Attempts report ...

March 03, 2020

Organizations are increasingly leveraging APIs as building blocks to streamline integration while supporting reuse and self-service across the enterprise, according to the 2020 Connectivity Benchmark Report from MuleSoft and Vanson Bourne. In fact 80% of businesses currently use public or private APIs. However, very few have developed a strategic approach to enable API usage across the business ...

February 18, 2020

As we enter a new decade, API trends point to a booming ecosystem that is extending beyond the technology industry and those who code. More non-developers are working with APIs, and there is greater diversity in where they work, according to the 2019 Postman State of the API Report ...

February 13, 2020

Ensuring the safety of the apps we use every day is essential. Consumers need to know their app stores are offering vetted downloads. At the same time, personal discretion is essential — knowing not to allow access permissions on a simple flashlight app, for example, is part of technological literacy ...

February 06, 2020

Every mobile app is built around a set of APIs. In fact, it's not much of an exaggeration to describe APIs as the heart of day's modern mobile. Because of their centrality to the function of mobile apps, securing each API is a difficult task. The burden is placed squarely on mobile app developers, most of whom are not security experts ...

January 27, 2020

APIs are a fundamental part of modern web application development, and it's a little hard to imagine a world without them. But the decisions that startups make about implementing and managing their APIs can have profound effects on the growth trajectory of their business, both good and bad ...

December 09, 2019

APIs have become the central system behind most digital enterprise transactions today and they play a key role in powering modern, microservices-based application architectures. Playing a defining role in creating new digital services, APIs can connect partner and customer ecosystems and increase the value of underutilized data ...

October 24, 2019

Only 8 percent of companies are securing 75 percent or more of their cloud-native applications with DevSecOps practices today, with that number jumping to 68 percent of companies securing 75 percent or more of their cloud-native applications with DevSecOps practices in two years, according to a new survey by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) and Data Theorem ...

September 05, 2019

In today's digital age, enterprises of all sizes, in industries across the board, need scalable, flexible IT systems that enable them to compete, innovate, and experiment at a rapid pace. APIs are reframing the way we do business — unlocking new opportunities to connect businesses with customers in every corner of the world, while delivering the immediate, personalized, omnichannel experience customers want and increasingly demand ...

January 09, 2019

DEVOPSdigest asked DevOps experts for their predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2019. Part 9, the final installment, covers microservices, containers and APIs ...

May 17, 2018

The top two business priorities for CIOs of midsize enterprises (MSEs) in 2018 are growth and digital transformation. However, 57 per cent of MSEs are not yet delivering digital initiatives, according to findings from Gartner Inc.'s 2018 CIO Agenda Survey ...

March 08, 2018

Digital leaders will outpace their rivals by adopting methodologies and mindsets that shorten software delivery cycles. They'll also get really, really good at rapid, iterative change following design thinking principles ...

February 05, 2018

IT professionals show a heightened concern for cybersecurity risk related to API use, according to a new survey conducted by Imperva. Specifically, 63 percent of respondents are most worried about DDoS threats, bot attacks, and authentication enforcement for APIs ...

January 18, 2018

As we start off 2018, it is obvious that the culture of DevOps in the enterprise is here to stay, but what of DevSecOps? From continued adoption of API-first solutions to core code development, I discuss a few predictions I see on how DevOps and SecOps will further entwine in addition to how related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2018 ...

January 03, 2018

DevOps experts offer predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2018. Part 5 covers APIs and containers ...

September 21, 2017

The Global API Testing Market Size Is Estimated to Grow from USD 447.4 Million in 2017 to USD 1,099.1 Billion by 2022, according to the "API Testing Market by Component (API Testing Software/Tools and API Testing Services), Deployment Type (Cloud Based and On-Premises), Vertical, and Region - Global Forecast to 2022" report from Research and Markets.

September 11, 2017

Application Program Interfaces (API’s) represent an effective way to build and manage mobile services. By using APIs — a set of routines, protocols and tools for building software applications — application developers no longer have to buy technology software or hardware. Instead, they can simply plug into a growing open ecosystem of API-driven services. It is simple to integrate, and saves time and money for new developers ...

May 15, 2017

APIs are vital components for business success and thriving in the application economy, according to a global study conducted by CA Technologies ...

February 13, 2017

Integration is no longer your IT department’s problem; it is everyone’s problem. With the IoT, APIs, blockchain and chatbots thrown into the mix, everyone needs to integrate with everything. And this is leading to companies who are partnering with integration vendors to ensure their success as they adopt these, and other disrupting technologies, in the future ...

May 11, 2016

There is a major disconnect between what is expected of IT by the business and what IT teams can actually deliver, according to the 2016 Connectivity Benchmark Report from MuleSoft ...

May 06, 2016

At a time when software is becoming increasingly business relevant, IT teams are, in too many cases, retreating to the silo monitoring techniques of the past to track and troubleshoot application performance ...

April 11, 2016

The use of APIs to enable applications to interact across single and multiple infrastructures is skyrocketing and innovation is being fueled by companies finding new ways to monetize their software assets by exposing APIs to outside developers. However, exposing APIs to developers outside the company creates significant risk and APIs are becoming a growing target for cyber criminals. A new study by Ovum highlights an alarming lack of consistency and ownership in how API security is addressed ...

March 30, 2016

One of the most critical aspects of modernizing the software factory within the context of DevOps clearly lies in advancing management of APIs. Freeform Dynamics has been conducting significant research in the DevOps arena of late and recently published a new data set aimed at further illustrating the maturation of API management ...

February 25, 2016

Digital transformation cannot happen quickly enough. In 2016, we will continue to see this digital trend as consumer behavior further drives change and puts a question mark on every business model. I believe there are eight key trends that we will see arise through the year ...

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