API Management webinar with Redmonk and layer 7

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API Management is the new SOA. That is, its the evolution of SOA as everything becomes web technology

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API Management webinar with Redmonk and layer 7

  1. 1. Web APIs and Enterprise: On Agility, Community and Governance. 10.20.2005Layer 7 Webinar April 19th 2012
  2. 2. Rise of the APIs 2
  3. 3. Rise of the API Giants 3
  4. 4. Fragmentation of Everything 4
  5. 5. Explosion of Forms 5
  6. 6. Language Tiers 6
  7. 7. No Permission Required Source @cbtacey, AppFog data from National Venture Capital Association and UNH Center for Venture Research 7
  8. 8. Forage 8
  9. 9. Then Forge 9
  10. 10. On Quality 10
  11. 11. On Engagement• The API Economy is a social phenomenon• Community management is not optional – invest in people• Your people may already be good at this• Hiring gets easier• Web APIs set the bar for consumability• APIs can’t build communities 11
  12. 12. On Design• Good APIs generate great PR - early adopters as evangelists• Bad APIs generate a ton of calls to your support organisation• REST not SOAP (and definitely not WS-*)• JSON not XML• API first design encourages service modularity, enabling reuse• Easy to Learn, Easy to Use, Easy to Extend• Minimum Progress to Declare Victory. Avoid “Requirement Creep” 12
  13. 13. “The lumber industry sells what used to bewaste — sawdust, chips, and shredded wood— for a pretty profit. Today you’ll find theseby-products in synthetic fireplace logs,concrete, mulch, particle board, fuel, livestockand pet bedding, winter road traction, weedkilling and more.” Jason Fried, 37signals 13
  14. 14. Engagement with customers, partners, employees, and other stakeholders generates data 14
  15. 15. • Location, location, location• Influence patterns• Customer service feedback• Sentiment• Geographical trends• Search Findings• Predicting retail and property sales 15
  16. 16. Right now, if you think of the data at all, you probably consider it a by-product 16
  17. 17. Why not turn it into API? 17
  18. 18. QUESTIONS 18
  19. 19. Photo creditsBreadcrumb – diongillard on FlickrPathway by ^riza^ on FlickrSF in Cloud – SF Chronicle 19
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