Resources

eBooks

Top Three Wins from Accelerated Digital Business

Top Three Wins from Accelerated Digital Business

In this business brief, we explore three top wins from becoming a digital business: improved customer experiences, efficient business processes, and new business models.
APIs: The New Marketing Platform

APIs: The New Marketing Platform

APIs power all digital marketing channels and the apps we use today. They’re how businesses exchange data with partners and participate in digital ecosystems. APIs are a window on your company’s digital assets, exposing them so developers and partners can build mobile apps and become part of your innovation engine. They're the business technology that brings the CIO and the CMO together.

Lessons from the App Masters

This research report, which is based upon an online survey of 800 IT decision makers at large companies across the globe, the Apigee Institute reveals patterns for success with a key digital business capability: building and deploying apps.
Retail Digital Acceleration

Ten Critical Considerations for Retail Digital Acceleration

This business brief offers ten considerations that will help businesses understand the challenges and opportunities that retail enterprises face when adopting and operating digital business platforms.
eBook: Beyond ESB Architecture with APIs

Beyond ESB Architecture with APIs

Powering interactions via apps requires a new architecture. Companies today seek to leverage the latest forms of mobile and rich-client engagement to build new experiences. In recent years, apps have transformed from the means of content access and data entry to being the primary channels of interaction between a company and its customers and employees.
eBook: APIs for Dummies

APIs for Dummies

Application programming interfaces (APIs) are the foundation on which the digital economy is built. This ebook demystifies APIs, going beyond the acronym to help you understand their strategic significance, as well as providing insight into how they can help your business. Learn to use APIs as the foundation for your digital business platform, meet rising customer expectations across multiple channelsand spur innovation, both internally and externally.
eBook: APIs and IT Rationalization

APIs and IT Rationalization

These days, technology leaders are asked to do more and move faster. But they usually aren’t given any more budget to meet the demands of a fast evolving, agile, responsive enterprise. Winning in today’s environment requires more intelligent ways to achieve our goals; this, in turn, requires finding ways to remove unnecessary spend from our budgets, and freeing more dollars for innovation.
eBook: APIs are Different than Integration

APIs are Different than Integration

Many developers and architects see APIs as an evolution and continuation of the integration-based architectures that have long been in use within enterprise IT. However, this is a limited view that misses the larger realization that APIs have become a foundational technology for the development of robust and scalable enterprise applications.
Web API Design

Web API Design

Application developers are the customers of a Web API. Success is measured by how quickly app developers enjoy success using your API in their applications, and rapid adoption of a Web API is all about design. This e-book will help you make design choices from the application developer’s point of view so that the benefits of proven design principles and best practices will make your initiative a success.
Telco Innovation With APIs

Telco Innovation With APIs

Telecommunications companies are part of the most pervasive and critical infrastructures in every country on earth. They cater to millions of customers, and worldwide they generate approximately $1.5 trillion in business revenue. Telecommunications and the Web are merging, and the potential of Telco apps and APIs has expanded dramatically. This e-book describes how telcos must make fundamental shifts in technology and business models if they are to remain competitive.
Securing the Digital Enterprise

Securing the Digital Enterprise

With the explosive growth in API use in every sector, business unit leaders at enterprises that are undergoing digital transformations are calling upon their chief security officers to ensure the security of APIs. Security must be built into the APIs themselves. But that’s not enough. Threat protection, identity services, infrastructure security, and compliance also must be top of mind. This eBook provides a framework to help CSOs consider API security.
OAuth: The Big Picture

OAuth: The Big Picture

OAuth has become standard practice for large social media APIs and it's becoming common across enterprise APIs. OAuth is good for your customers' security and experience making is critical if you want adoption on your API. This e-book will help you understand how OAuth fits with APIs and the emerging world of open platforms, its advantages and challenges, what role it can play for your products, and without having to know the fine details of the protocol.
Is Your API Naked?

Is Your API Naked?

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. This e-book will give you ammunition and questions to ponder in different areas where your API might need covering up.
Insights

Insights

Businesses are expanding their digital ecosystems into the app economy. As businesses interact with partners, developers, and internal resources through mobile, social, app experiences and APIs, the number of sources of useful data expands. Data is the currency of the digital ecosystem and enterprises are striving to make sense of the new world of big and broad data as their structured internal systems meet the ocean of unstructured and semi-structured data.
Governance, Risk, Compliance & APIs

Governance, Risk, Compliance & APIs

By their nature, APIs are meant to enable transactional business activity without prior restraint, and they are major tools for innovation and experimentation. APIs save organizations money through reuse and consistency.This paper shows how GRC and APIs interact in today’s enterprises. Furthermore, it shows that using an API management platform can streamline governance and compliance.
Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation

The focal point of computing power is shifting from the server room to the mobile device. This presents businesses with the opportunity and the imperative to develop new experiences that are specifically crafted for tablets or smartphones. We call it digital transformation. Wherever your business is on the path to digital transformation, this eBook outlines strategies you can follow and real steps you can take to prepare for the future.
Developers Hate Marketing

Developers Hate Marketing

Developers hate marketing. But developers are your new channel partners. They carry your products or services to customers through apps. How to attract your channel partners is the real question today. This e-book describes how to face the challenge of drawing developers to your API and avoid the many common mistakes that companies make when designing their developer programs.
Are You Where Your Customers Are?

Are You Where Your Customers Are?

As the main venue of ecommerce moves from websites to mobile devices, retailers see apps as the new channels and means of conversations with partners and customers. If you own a digital or mobility program for retail, this eBook helps you meet the challenges of building a digitally enabled customer experience, digitizing business processes, and creating your own digital business model and roadmap.
APIs: A Strategy Guide

APIs: A Strategy Guide

In April 2012, O'Reilly hosted a webinar by the authors of the O'Reilly book "APIs: A Strategy Guide." The book is an overview of API strategy for business executives. This webcast dives into both public and private API strategies. Courtesy of O'Reilly, a free chapter is posted here.
Apigee API Platform: Deployment Models

Apigee API Platform: Deployment Models

Today we are seeing an explosion of information consumption. Enterprises must reach a growing global audience that has moved beyond the browser to thousands of mobile and social apps on hundreds of connected devices. APIs power this new application and mobile driven economy, and you need an API platform that fits and evolves with your business model. This paper outlines the options for Apigee Enterprise deployment.
Apigee API Exchange

Apigee API Exchange

Companies across all industries - including telco, healthcare, financial services, and more - are striving to innovate and create digital ecosystems. At the same time, market fragmentation slows developer adoption and restricts participation in the app economy. Apigee API Exchange delivers API federation and simplifies the development of cross-enterprise APIs in any industry where fragmentation is an issue.
API: A Profit Interface

API: A Profit Interface

Extraordinary companies discern where remarkable opportunities exist to engage their audiences. Innovators can change themselves rapidly when new opportunities present themselves, but you don't have to change everything to leverage APIs to create new channels, customer experiences, distribution networks and profit streams. How can you turn an API into "A Profit Interface"?
API Management for the Software-Defined Network (SDN)

API Management for the Software-Defined Network (SDN)

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is a shift in network-based computing based on breaking existing physical boundaries on switches, routers, and controllers through well-defined APIs. This new era of networking innovation through software, driven by APIs and apps, is creating increasingly agile, flexible and robust networking configurations. API management becomes a critical component to build, manage and scale apps for the programmable datacenter.
API Façade Pattern

API Façade Pattern

As the API and apps economy continues to evolve, a design problem arises for API designers when internal systems are too complex to expose directly to app developers. The goal of an API Facade Pattern is to make those internal systems accessible to app developers. This e-book examines the API Facade design pattern – what it is, why it's important, and the best practices for crafting one from the perspective of the app developer.
The Mobile Mandate for Retail

The Mobile Mandate for Retail

The rise of mobile isn’t just changing e-commerce. Recent Apigee Institute research finds that customers not only want brick-and-mortar retailers to deliver key services via apps, they expect them to. And not only that, digitally focused retailers are demonstrating better market results across the board. The message for twenty-first century retailers, whether online or physical, is clear: to succeed, they need to add apps to their strategy.

Webcasts

App & API Monitoring: Building a 5-Star Reputation for your Apps

 

Predictive Analytics on Big Data: DIY or Buy?

 

Why Digital Initiatives Fail—Even the Great Ones

 

API Design: An Adoption-Centered Approach

 

Why APIs are Different than Integration

 

The Power of Internal API Programs

 

Powering Web and Mobile Apps for Government Agencies

 

APIs and IT Rationalization

 

Hundred-Year-Old Companies in the Digital Economy: Pearson

 

Edge and Node.js: New Possibilities for the API Tier

 

Six KPIs Every CDO Should Know and Love

 

Segmenting Developers for Your Digital Strategy

 

Digital Business Basics

Why API Management is not Enough

 

Digital Strategy

Why APIs are not SOA++

Differences between API consumption and service exposure

API Maturity Model

 

Building for Google Glass: What You Need to Know

 

Node.js: Extending the Programmability of Edge

 

Digital Products: Building a Portfolio for Real Business Results

 

Monetization: The Right Business Model for Your Digital Assets

 

Digital Strategy: An API-Based Digital Future

 

Mobile App Design Best Practices: Usable Interfaces for Tiny Places

 

Crafting APIs for Mobile Apps: Everything You Need to Know

 

Driving Digital Success: Three ROI Criteria for Competitive Advantage

 

Design for Analytics: Going Beyond API Reports and Trends

 

Training: Build your first Native App for iOS with Objective-C

 

Building Engaging Apps: Why You Should Fall in Love with Push Notifications!

 

Build your first Mobile App in 3 Hours with HTML5 & an API Backend

 

The Programmable Car: Apps, APIs, Data and Ecosystems

 

SOA in the API World - Facades, Transactions, Stateless Services

 

DevOps & Apps: Building and Operating Successful Mobile App

 

Accenture Technology Vision 2013: An API-Centric Perspective

 

Successful Transition from SOA to APIs for the App Economy: Bending the Spoon

 

Redefine Omni-Channel Retailing - Harness the Power of APIs

 

Economic Models for Reinventing Telcos: Innovation with APIs

 

From Napkin to App: Rapidly Prototype and Build for Mobile

 

API Design: Third Edition

 

The New Three Tier Architecture: HTML5, Proxies & APIs

 

Essential API Facade Patterns: Part 4 - Synchronous to Asynchronous Conversion

 

Essential API Facade Patterns: Part 3 - One Phase to Two Phase Conversion

 

Essential API Facade Patterns: Part 2 - Session Management

 

APIs Inside the Enterprise: SOA Displacement?

 

Essential API Facade Patterns: Part I - Composition

 

API Management for the Software-Defined Network (SDN)

 

HTML5: The Apps, the Frameworks, the Controversy

 

API Design Tour: Dell

 

Bringing the App Economy to Enterprise IT

 

Applying Universal Design Principles to API Initiatives

 

Building a Mobile Data Platform with Cassandra - Apigee Under the Hood

 

OAuth 2.0: Don't Throw the Baby Out with the Bathwater

 

Telco Innovation with APIs: Need for Speed

 

API Design Tour: Digital River

 

Skeuomorphs, Databases & Mobile Performance

 

OData and Impact on API Design

 

APIs and Copyright - Monopolizing Ideas or Affording Protection?

 

Big Data: Beyond the 'Bigness' and the Technology

 

Mobile Apps 101 - Key patterns you need to know

 

Scaling APIs: Predict, Prepare for, Overcome the Challenges

 

Why APIs? Second Edition

 

HATEOAS 101: Opinionated Introduction to a REST API Style

 

The API Facade Pattern: People - Episode 4

 

APIs: A Strategy Guide - Transforming your Business with APIs

 

The API Facade Pattern: Technology - Episode 3

 

API Product Management - Driving Success through the Value Chain

 

The API Facade Pattern: Common Patterns - Episode 2

 

The API Facade Pattern: Overview - Episode 1

 

Visibility at the Edge - Deep Insights from Your API

 

The Anatomy of Apps - How iPhone, Android & Facebook Apps Consume APIs

 

Running an API at huge scale

 

API Trends - What to expect in 2012?

 

Mobile APIs - Optimizing APIs for Many Devices

 

Bigger, Better Business With OAuth

 

RESTful API Design - Second Edition

 

Amundsen's Dogs, Information Halos and APIs: The epic story of your API Strategy

 

How to Segment Developers for Your API Strategy

 

10 Patterns in Successful API Programs

 

Digital Business Basics

Your API is not a Website!

 

Boss, We Need an API!

 

OAuth: The Big Picture

 

Does your API need to be PCI-Compliant?

 

API Metrics - What to Measure?

 

RESTful API Design - Beware of Dogma (First Edition)

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Digital Business Basics

Mapping out Your API Strategy

 

Developer Adoption

Your API Sucks! Why Developers Hang Up and How to Stop That

 

Developers Hate Marketing: Attracting Developers to your API

 

API Technology & Operations

 

Customer Stories

Pearson eCollege: Building New Experiences for Education via APIs
Adobe Pass: Taking TV Everywhere from Concept to Reality
Tradier: Building a Business on an API-first Strategy
Walgreens: Putting an API Around Their Stores
TradeKing: Using APIs to Deliver Next-Generation Trading Experiences
Sears: Leading the Retail Industry Transformation Through Technology
Samtrafiken: Innovation in Public Transportation via APIs
Pearson Plug & Play: Connecting with New Audiences Through an Innovative API Platform
NDS: Turning API Data into Fresh Insights on User Behavior
Motley Fool: Building the World's Greatest Investment Community with APIs
mBlox: Providing Developers with Enterprise-Grade Mobile Engagement APIs
Innotas: Driving Critical Visibility and Better Business Decisions with APIs
Infogroup: Powering a Real-time Data Platform with Flexible, Intuitive APIs
Digital River: Extending & Modernizing an API-Based Commerce Platform
Dell: Providing Multi-Channel Access & New Capabilities with APIs
Cars.com: Using APIs to Distribute and Convey Data in an Efficient & Consumable Manner
Bechtel: Improving Workforce Efficiency and Productivity via APIs
Live Nation: Accelerating Event-Ticketing Innovation with APIs
AT&T: Using APIs to Help Developers Build Great Apps Quickly

Videos

Digital Strategy

Digital Transformation: How to Create the Right Team

Digital Strategy

Digital Transformation: How to get Agile for APIs

Digital Strategy

Digital Transformation: How to Write a Requirements Doc for API Design

Digital Strategy

Digital Transformation: How to Decide what Type of API Program is Right for Your Business

Digital Strategy

Digital Transformation: How to Market to Developers

Digital Strategy

Digital Transformation: How to Measure the Success of a Digital Program

Digital Strategy

Digital Transformation: How to get Started

Digital Strategy

Digital Strategy: Value Creation

Digital Strategy

Digital Strategy: Real Options

Digital Strategy

Digital Strategy: Platforms

Digital Strategy

Digital Transformation: A New Mindset

Digital Strategy

Digital Immigrants vs. Digital Natives

Digital Strategy

Trends in Digital Transformation Journeys

Digital Strategy

Digital Transformation and the Digital Value Chain

Digital Strategy

Abhi Ingle, Vice President, Ecosystem & Innovation at AT&T - iloveapis 2013

Abhi Ingle, Vice President, Ecosystem & Innovation at AT&T

Digital Strategy

Dan Raju, Tradier - iloveapis 2013

Dan Raju, CEO and Co-founder of Tradier

Digital Strategy

Dick Lynch, President FB Associates - iloveapis 2013

Richard Lynch, President of FB Associates

Digital Strategy

Mike Redding, Accenture Technology Labs - iloveapis 2013

Mike Redding, Senior Managing Director, Accenture Technology Labs

Digital Strategy

Sal Visca, CTO, Elastic Path - iloveapis2013

Sal Visca, CTO at Elastic Path

Digital Strategy

Nick Pudar, General Motors OnStar - iloveapis 2013

Nick Pudar, Director of Developer Ecosystem for General Motors

Digital Strategy

Mike Debnar, Senior Director, Digital Guest Experience, 7-Eleven - iloveapis2013

Mike Debnar, Senior Director, Digital Guest Experience, 7-Eleven

Digital Strategy

Nick Katsivelos, VP Technology and Strategy R/GA - iloveapis 2013

Nick Katsivelos, VP and Managing Director of Technology & Strategy at R/GA

Digital Strategy

Kevin Toms, Developer Program Architect, Philips Hue - iloveapis2013

Kevin Toms, Developer Program Architect, Philips Hue

Products

Using the Edge management UI

Products

API Monetization

Developer Adoption

Self-service Reports for Developers

Products

Edge Developer Services Overview

Digital Business Basics

Engage Developers with a Developer Portal

Analytics

App Analytics: Data logging and visualization

Analytics

Custom Metrics and Dimensions

Products

Investigate Anomolies with Edge Analytics

Analytics

Traffic Composition Tool Demo

Analytics

Edge Analytics Dashboard Tour

Products

SAP Access: Enabling Mobile Apps to Consume Services from an ERP Backend

API Design

Telco APIs: ParlayX-to-OneAPI - SOAP-to-REST Transformation

API Lifecycle

Migrating Customers Easily to Your Cloud Services: Transformations & the API Platform

Products

Backend-as-a-Service: Drastically reducing mobile app implementation time

Products

Apigee Enterprise: Analytics Services Product Updates June 2013

Analytics Services: Unlocking the Potential of Your Data

Digital Strategy

Accenture Technology Vision 2013: Every Business is a Digital Business

Products

How To: Customize an API you don't control - JSON to XML transformation

How To:Transform any JSON API into an XML API

Articles

Digital Strategy

Forrester Report: Unleash Your Digital Business

Developer Adoption

Don’t Market to Developers. Solve their Problems.

Products

Learn to Build Apps with a BaaS - Apigee Developer Tutorial on Codeacademy

Digital Strategy

Ovum Recognizes Apigee’s Innovative API Platform and Services

Ovum Recognizes Apigee’s Innovative API Platform and Services

Institute Reports

Recent Blog Posts

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