How to empower citizen integrators to perform integrations with APIs and RPA

September 9 2020

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It’s common these days for digital transformation projects for lines-of-business teams to require integration. These folks tend to be less technical but have projects, such as creating an omnichannel experience, that requires data from backend systems to be unlocked. These people can struggle to integrate their legacy systems that don’t have APIs or lack visibility into what APIs are available for the endpoints they need to connect to get the job done. 

Using APIs to build a single view of customers

November 14 2018

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The pace of change in customers’ expectations in an always-on, always-connected world has never been higher.

What type of API is right for my project?

types of apis

There are various types of APIs, the most popular of which is Web API––otherwise known as a Web Service. A Web API provides an interface for Web applications, or applications that need to connect to each other via the Internet to communicate. Web APIs have exploded exponentially, reaching over 17,000 in 2017. There are four popular subcategories of Web APIs, including SOAP, XML-RPC, JSON-RPC, and REST.

What is an API fragment?

api fragments

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.

What is API-led Connectivity?

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.

what is api-led connectivity

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 are APIs and how do APIs work?

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What is an API?

What is an API? We hear about how valuable APIs are all the time; our founder, Ross Mason, often says that they will have a significant impact on business. However, what is the definition of an API?

API stands for Application Programming Interface. An API is a software intermediary that allows two applications to talk to each other.  In other words,