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How to Build a Great API Marketing Plan

I was recently approached by an API vendor at an API conference. While the encounter wasn’t horrific, I did find a few things related to their API marketing and sales process that left me less-than-excited to promote their product to my clients and other developers. To prevent you from making the same mistakes, I have captured some tactics […]

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How Cloud APIs Transformed The Way We Build Software and Data Centers

I was recently asked why more companies are not taking more advantage of Cloud APIs from their cloud service providers to power their software product and IT initiatives. These companies, instead, are simply using the web-based dashboard consoles to provision and manage their infrastructure. The result is that they are using the same techniques they […]

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5 Tips For Wrapping Your Database With a REST API

Just about every mobile and web application is backed by at least one database. These applications often require a web-based API to expose the database(s) for storing, querying, and retrieving necessary application data. How can we build an API that exposes our application data but also ensure API longevity to support future needs? The Challenge of Mapping Tables […]

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The Accidental API

How your web or mobile API might be putting your business at risk Do you have a web or mobile API? You might, whether you realize it or not. Web APIs are often used to connect a modern web application to the backend database using JavaScript frameworks such as Backbone, Angular, or Ember. Web APIs are also used by […]

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When Should Companies Implement a Web API Training Program?

I was recently asked what the key indicators might be that an organization should look to implement a modern web API training program. It is a great question, so I wanted to share some thoughts around this topic. While there are likely more, these are the five key indicators that we have found that indicate your […]

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How To Design a Great API Training Program

There is no shortage of web API-related training programs. Some focus on the technical details, while others explore the various aspects of great API design. However, most training programs spend most of their time focusing on the needs of the developer and leave out everyone else on the team. Whether you are looking to build […]

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Should API training be restricted to developers only?

APIs are not just a technology solution that require training for developers, they drive many aspects of the business strategy. In fact, companies are using APIs to extend their core product offerings through partner integrations and even complete products and services. So, why are most API training workshops focused only on developers and not the full product team? Do Entire Product […]

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Announcing the “Fundamentals of Designing a Great API” Workshop

I am pleased to announce that LaunchAny and Casey Software have teamed up to provide a new, onsite API workshop called the “Fundamentals of Designing a Great API.” This workshop is designed to help product and IT teams better understand the fundamentals of modern web APIs and great API design. The one-day onsite workshop covers the following topics: Understanding […]

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The Rise of the Interim CTO

Have you ever heard of an Interim CTO? While many have heard of interim executives for the CEO or CMO role, the Interim CTO role is quickly becoming a popular option for early stage and growing startups. Whether the Interim CTO helps for a few months or for a longer term of 18-24 months, they […]

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#GlueCon 2014 Notes: APIs.json and API Discovery on the Web – Steven Willmott and Kin Lane

APIs.json and API Discovery on the Web – Steven Willmott and Kin Lane APIs.json is the equivalent of a robots.txt or sitemap.xml files for web APIs The goal is to provide additional community support to supplement ProgrammableWeb’s API directory that is dependent on manual curation APIs.json can be provided either by the API provider on […]

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