APIs Are Building Blocks of Digital Transformation

The vast majority of organizations today either currently use application program interfaces (APIs) or expect to in the future, according to a recent survey from CA Technologies. The report, “APIs: Building a Connected Business in the App Economy,” reveals that such efforts help distinguish companies’ products and services from their competitors’ and can extend digital[…]

How Ticketmaster deployed DevOps to improve global IT efficiency 

Few companies in the world have quite the same combination of challenges as Ticketmaster. The company has to meet sharp spikes in demand while shutting out touts, coordinate that across 21 countries, and consolidate a sprawling IT estate established over a period of 40 years. This is partly why the company embarked on a shift to[…]

Spirit AeroSystems CIO: Simplicity key to speedy IT 

How do you get your IT organization to deliver faster? You can introduce agile development, create a DevOps function, reorganize for better alignment with the business, and much more. However, while you are hard at work doing all of that, it pays to remember the one solid key to IT speed is simplicity.When Rich Richardson[…]

What is the Difference Between an API and an SDK? 

Understanding the difference between an API (Application Programming Interface) and an SDK (Software Development Kit), and knowing when to provide each, is incredibly important for fostering a developer ecosystem. In the modern development landscape, these two tools and the synchronicity between them are the driving force behind web communication and the implementation of third party[…]

How to Hire a Great API Developer 

It’s commonly said that people are an organization’s greatest asset: Employees’ qualities, characteristics and motivation directly impact an organizations success or failure. Likewise, the success or failure of an API offering depends on the quality of the people who are involved in its development. Creating an API that will be efficient and well constructed–and that[…]

How Pivoting Towards Platform Providers Transformed WePay’s API Business

This case study looks at the strategies employed by WePay that has helped the organization generate month-on-month growth in developer engagement and in the creation of new products, services and processes that rely on WePay’s API.WePay is a payment processing company for platforms, crowdfunding, marketplaces and business software. After pivoting to focus more on platform[…]

How Verticalization and Hyperlocalization Contribute To TransportAPI’s Growth

This case study looks at the strategies employed by TransportAPI that have helped generate month-on-month growth in developer engagement and in the creation of new products, services and processes that rely on TransportAPI’s API.TransportAPI is an open data aggregation service, providing access to all of Greater London’s transport routes in real time via API.Throughout 2014[…]

Non-Developer Offerings and Analytics Help Drive SimilarWeb’s API Success

This case study looks at the strategies employed by SimilarWeb that has helped the company generate month-on-month growth in developer engagement in the creation of new products, services and processes that rely on SimilarWeb’s API.SimilarWeb is a software-as-a-service product providing a website and mobile statistics tracking service that measures traffic, engagement, search optimization and other[…]

How Edmunds API Program Thrives On Its Marketplace and Developer Earnings

This case study looks at the strategies employed by Edmunds that has helped the company generate month-on-month growth in developer engagement and in the creation of new products, services and processes that rely on Edmunds’ API.Edmunds is an automotive research and pricing website that offers APIs for developers to access automotive content from Edmunds, to[…]