Mike Amundsen recently joined MuleSoft as API Strategy Advisor. Mike is a well-known API expert in the global software engineering community and has authored and co-authored numerous books including “RESTful Web APIs,” “Microservice Architecture,” and “Continuous API Management,” all from O’Reilly. His latest book, “Design and Build Great APIs,” will be available through Pragmatic Bookshelf later this year.
As the API economy matures, not only are more and more companies publishing their digital services through APIs; an increasing number of organizations are working together to deliver API-based products that are mutually beneficial for themselves, and valuable for their collective customers.
Meet Matt McLarty, who recently joined us as Global Leader for API Strategy. In this role, Matt helps MuleSoft’s customers take maximum advantage of their API opportunities through strategic guidance, sharing organizational practices, and the development of API ecosystems. He’s based in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
One month into 2019 and we’ve already covered a wide range of content – from JSON logging in Mule 4 to work automation and API strategies. To provide you with the best posts to read if you’ve missed, here are the five most popular blog posts in January 2019.
As more business people become exposed to the API economy – the idea of turning business capabilities into APIs that are subsequently monetized in some way – they often race to the most obvious question: What should my strategy for the API economy be?
The web is littered with good API intentions gone wrong. Too many businesses have realized they “need APIs” and created them as a tick-the-box feature without thinking about their broader strategic value. One critical difference between the businesses that succeed and those that don’t is the underlying approach by which APIs are planned and conceived. Put simply: Is the API a project or a product?
The fiscal year is ending and once again, your efforts to get modernization improvements funded haven’t planned out. You know that this lack of funding won’t stop any of your partners from decrying the competency or effort of IT.
When an organization uses APIs to build new products, new business channels, and new business models in ways that ultimately produce new revenue or other measurable value, that organization is often said to be “monetizing its APIs.”
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