A Field Guide to Web APIs

Data is increasingly becoming a cornerstone of modern business success. Researchers at the University of Texas discovered that improvements in enterprise data led to significant financial gains. But data is only valuable if it can be managed, processed, and made available for business intelligence. Organizations need some way of getting data out of its systems of origin and into the applications where it can be analyzed. That’s why Web APIs are such valuable business assets.

But what are Web APIs? How can companies design them and use them to extract maximum value out of their data

Download this Field Guide to Web APIs, written by Kin Lane, the API Evangelist, to learn:

  • The types and purposes of APIs

  • How to take an API-first approach to development

  • How to build your own API platform