3 APIs that enable self-service for eCommerce customers

COVID-19 isn’t just revealing issues across society, health-care preparedness, and business continuity — it’s also revealing new omnichannel capabilities for retailers beyond “curbside pickup” or a flash message about pandemic hardship.

Top 5 APIs for tracking COVID-19

This article was originally published on ProgrammableWeb.

Since February, ProgrammableWeb has been following the COVID-19 outbreak. During that time we have tried to keep our readers up to date on new resources being made available to developers who want to join the fight against the pandemic. For example, to support developer efforts, over 60 COVID-19 related APIs have been released along with all kinds of open-source code,

4 simple steps to improve your application network’s fault-tolerance

An application network enables organizations to connect applications, data, and devices through APIs which expose their assets and data to other systems on the network. As an application network grows the more reusability it will provide. Reusing APIs goes hand in hand with a high-degree of dependency between APIs. Therefore, a high degree of dependency between your APIs means that failures during the invocation of an API will affect other API implementations and the services they offer to the application network.

How a single pilot API provided a platform for business continuity

I’ve recently been in touch with a friend who is a lead architect at a large-scale distribution company to understand how COVID-19 has impacted their business and what they are doing to ensure business continuity. Suddenly the global coronavirus pandemic has upended how companies operate and respond to changing consumer behavior and shocks to the supply chain. Companies need to adapt by enhancing their digital capabilities and transforming IT operations to be more responsive,

30 APIs to track COVID-19

This article was originally published on ProgrammableWeb.

APIs can’t help cure COVID-19, but they can be used by developers to collect data about the outbreak, track its spread, and even produce data visualizations. Over the past month, ProgrammableWeb has been tracking APIs that provide access to data related to the pandemic. Here are 30 APIs that let developers leverage the available data about the virus. 

Document your RAML and Open API definitions with API Console v6

February 12 2020

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I am happy to announce that a new version of API Console is now available. It brings multiple changes and new tooling. Read more to learn what’s new in this release.

API Console is an application to automatically generates documentation for an API from a RAML or Open API definition. It is done by generating an AMF data model thanks to the AMF parser or the “webapi-parser” module.

How to secure your APIs in MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform

In my daily interactions with MuleSoft customers, I always get the question what I regard as the most effective way to secure Mule applications and APIs on Anypoint Platform. A majority of our customers deploy their Mule applications on CloudHub — our MuleSoft managed and hosted cloud offering. So by the default, any application that gets deployed on CloudHub is exposed to the outside world and needs to be secured — from an access and authentication perspective,

Setting up Postman for easier development with Anypoint Platform APIs

Postman has become the standard for any developer working with APIs. It provides an intuitive interface that allows developers to easily configure, interact, and test APIs.

How APIs can help CURE the Innovator’s Dilemma

December 19 2019

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Let’s face it: digital transformation isn’t about digitizing. Every company is already using digital information and software applications, and those who are converting paper records and processes to digital ones are hardly getting ahead of the curve. Digital transformation is about surviving and thriving in the digital economy. Where the 20th century industrial economy was relatively stable for successful corporations, this century’s economy is volatile. There is money to be made, but each coin has an opportunity on one side and a threat on the other.

Divide and conquer: Decoupling API provider and consumer lifecycles

Like any product, APIs and client apps that use APIs have their own lifecycles. They each experience their own Create, Publish, Realize, Maintain, and Retire phases. When things go well, services will experience important use (and re-use) and grow to maturity to provide significant contributions to your company’s performance. And client apps will use APIs that connect to one or more services and, in their own way, create their own cycle of growth and maturity to increase revenue and/or customer use in ways that also spells success for your organization.