A customer of ours once said it best - “...most open APIs start out as little more than raw, naked, features exposed to developers, and there is a big gap between a feature and a full-fledged service.” This e-book is about the capabilities ‘around the API’ that might be needed to ‘productize’, ‘monetize’, or ‘operationalize’ an API-based service.
In April 2012, O'Reilly hosted a webinar by the authors of the O'Reilly book "APIs: A Strategy Guide." Video and slides are below. The book is an overview of API strategy for business executives and this webinar dives into both public and private API strategies. Thanks to O'Reilly, @daniel_jacobson, @gbrail and @danwoodscito. Courtesy of O'Reilly, a free chapter is posted here.
We're in a data-driven and Web API economy. Web API designers need to define what and how data should be exposed from a variety of apps, services, and stores. What are the challenges of unlocking your data and opening up access in a straightforward and standards-compliant manner? Is OData the right tool for the job? What does it mean from the point of view of designing an API?
An introduction to HATEOAS core principles, examples, and a look at the value of the approach for API providers and app developers.