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Introduction

Over the last five to six years, API management has evolved into a key component of the middleware stack of any enterprise interested in following a lightweight approach to application integration.

Highlights

  • The focus has now shifted toward a rapid and "effective" API creation stage that adds "life" to concerned APIs and makes API lifecycle management a meaningful exercise.
  • A good API design is dependent on effective collaboration between key stakeholders belonging to different functions, including developers, testers, architects, API product managers, and end users.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand how API platforms foster good API design principles.
  • Gain insight into market trends that have led to the rise of API platforms as a superset of API management solutions.

Key questions answered

  • What is the overall value proposition of an API platform?
  • How does an API platform foster good API design principles?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • API platforms can help reduce the risk of failure of enterprise API initiatives
  • API management vendors have responded to changing requirements of digital business initiatives involving APIs

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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