Choose JSON for Building APIs
More and more, developers who are used to working in the web and mobile worlds naturally turn to APIs as the most effective way to connect clients and servers. As these developers encounter application-to-application problems like business-to-business connections between enterprises, their first reaction is, "Why can't we just use an API here?"
Apigee's Greg Brail answers that API-versus-middleware question and compares API-based integration to SOA and enterprise service bus (ESB) approaches in this interview. He also offers advice on such API matters as change management, XML vs. JSON data formats and uses for hypermedia. To learn more, read the full article, "Choose JSON for Building APIs," published in TechTarget's SearchSOA.