An API fragment is a portion of an API specification, which is why understanding it starts at the API specification level. An API spec consists of a plan of how your API should look structurally – like a blueprint of a house.
The API spec documents what an API does and the expected call and response you can expect from it. It’s a key part of API development because it can help you isolate design flaws or problems before you write a line of code.
At a recent conference, Mike Schlotman, the CFO of US grocery chain Kroger, responded to Amazon’s recent purchase of Whole Foods and what that would mean for the grocery retail industry. He said, “Part of me refuses to believe that everybody is just going to sit at home and everything is going to be brought to their doorstep and nobody is ever going to leave home to do anything again.”
API-led connectivity is a holistic way to connect data to applications through reusable, built-for-purpose APIs. Unlike point-to-point approaches to integration, API-led connectivity is premised on the discoverability, self-service, and reuse of well-designed, well-managed APIs.
Businesses in every industry have received numerous benefits to adopting an API-led approach to connectivity, rather than the usual point-to-point approach. Here are the top five benefits to adopting API-led connectivity:
API-led connectivity is a methodical way to connect data to applications through reusable and purposeful APIs. These APIs are developed to play a specific role – unlocking data from systems, composing data into processes, or delivering an experience.
When the entire organization adopts what is known as API-led connectivity, everyone in the business is empowered to access their best capabilities in delivering applications and projects through discovery,
What’s hotter than a fresh order of McDonald’s fries? McDonald’s stock price. After years of middling performance, the fast food giant’s shares are up nearly 27% and its $180 per share target price is the highest on Wall Street. What’s the reason? Digital transformation. The digital innovations that McDonald’s is bringing to their restaurants are disrupting the fast food burger industry and changing how a fast food restaurant is perceived.
McDonald’s set out to implement digital innovation in its business model;
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At MuleSoft, we are very lucky to have a large developer community who have inspired us, driven us forward, and contributed to our growth and success in many ways. The people who make up this community are dedicated to the success and development of its members. One of the most dedicated community champions is Anirban Sen Chowdhary, Analyst Programmer in Hyderabad,
Earlier this year we published our Connectivity Benchmark Report research that surveyed 951 IT decision makers on whether they’ve been able to achieve their digital transformation goals, whether they will have enough resources to do what they want to do this year, and whether they can actually complete all of their projects..
The answer to all of these is “no”; resourcing is a problem, time constraints and legacy software are holding IT departments back,
Julian Burnett, the CIO and an Executive Director at the House of Fraser, has a problem that many businesses can identify with. Legacy systems need to be modernized, supply chains have to be updated, new channels have to be brought online — change is happening at an incredibly rapid rate and must be addressed while keeping the business operational.
House of Fraser is a premium department store based in the UK, and like almost every other business on the planet,
We are pleased to announce that we are offering a CONNECT 2017 Keynote and Expo Pass. It launched on Sunday, April 9 at 6pm PST. This free pass to MuleSoft’s CONNECT conference will give attendees access to all keynote sessions and the Expo Hall on April 19-20. Register today and you will get access to compelling talks from tech luminaries like Thoughtworks CTO Dr. Rebecca Parsons, Wells Fargo CTO Sid Vyas, and New Relic CIO Yvonne Wassenaar.