What is an API ecosystem strategy and why do you need one?

The Edison light globe was a revolution in technology, and was the ‘killer-app’ for starting wide-spread use of electricity at the turn of the 20th Century. Today, while we have the bayonet type of socket adapter or ‘interface,’ we still have the original screw type interface that Edison invented. What may be a lesser known and scary fact is that the original deployment of electricity itself didn’t rely on the ubiquitous electric power point that we all know today,

API governance: Asset approval process

In our previous blog, we covered the overview of governance posture for organizations. In this blog, we will take a deep dive into identifying the family of assets in the API ecosystem and their approval process. The aspects covered in this blog are highlighted in orange in the image below. As with any initiative an approval process spreads across different pillars and stages of the governance process as shown in the following matrix.

Developers in the API ecosystem: a discussion with Caroline Lewko of WIP

developer ecosystem concept

One of the most important parts of an organization’s API ecosystem is the community of developers who build applications that consume its APIs. The success of an API strategy often depends on understanding the target audience of developers for your APIs, identifying their different sub-groups, and then consciously growing the community.