API Best Practices: Managing the API Lifecycle
As businesses evolve into digital businesses, the technology stack is advancing, too. Enterprise application architectures are evolving from integration-centric enterprise service bus (ESB) architectures to application-centric, microservices, platform-as-a-service (PaaS), multi-cloud, and API-driven architectures.
APIs are the lynchpin to the success of these digital businesses. All applications use APIs to access application services and data through APIs. These services can be microservices, cloud workloads, legacy SOAP services, or IoT. To ensure that applications and developers can effectively use these services to build partner, consumer, and internal apps, companies need to deliver secure, scalable, easy-to-use modern APIs.
Over the last few years, we’ve participated in hundreds of enterprises’ API-led digital transformation initiatives. The new eBook, "API Design: Managing the API Lifecycle," distills our learnings from these customer engagements and shares best practices about managing APIs across the lifecycle.