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  • 5 Reasons Why You Need an API Experience Layer

    5 Reasons Why You Need an API Experience Layer

    Modern applications rely on a variety of layers, each of which perform various functions. An API experience layer allows developers to access these functional layers on their terms,...

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  • NetSuite Integration: How-to Get the Most Out of the NetSuite API

    NetSuite Integration: How-to Get the Most Out of the NetSuite API

    NetSuite helps thousands of companies manage and plan various aspects of their business in the cloud. But to get the most out of a NetSuite integration, you also need to integrate and...

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  • Cloud Elements API Integrations Now Available in the AWS Marketplace

    Cloud Elements API Integrations Now Available in the AWS Marketplace

    We’re thrilled to announce that our Elements, or API connectors, are now available to purchase, consume and manage from Amazon’s AWS Marketplace. 

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  • The Growth of the API Economy: Why Categories and Market Share Matter

    The Growth of the API Economy: Why Categories and Market Share Matter

    In our recently released report, The State of API Integration, we discussed the immense growth of the API economy. We offer proof of this growth from ProgrammableWeb’s API directory,...

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  • The Perils of Polling

    The Perils of Polling

    Over the past few years many people – I amongst them – have spent countless hours convincing you that RESTful interfaces can (and have) changed the face of application integration. But...

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  • How-To: Convert SOAP APIs to REST APIs

    How-To: Convert SOAP APIs to REST APIs

    SOAP isn’t dead. Not yet at least. And that’s a pretty tough pill to swallow coming from an API-first product strategy. Consuming SOAP APIs is especially difficult for app developers...

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  • Top Tech Conferences for Summer 2017

    Top Tech Conferences for Summer 2017

    Your summer shouldn't be bogged down with monotonous flights to Vegas and Orlando. If you’re looking for an excuse to visit more interesting destinations while strumming up new...

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  • Layer of Abstraction: The Best Way to Publish Connectors to Your Platform Faster

    Layer of Abstraction: The Best Way to Publish Connectors to Your Platform Faster

    Platform providers (such as IBM, AWS, Google, etc) are facing growing demands from their customers to publish connectors to their platforms faster. Their customers and business users...

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  • How to Optimize the API Experience

    How to Optimize the API Experience

    The API economy has ushered in a new era of application integration within enterprise IT - unlocking legacy systems, providing access to data securely across firewalls and offering a...

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  • IBM Partners with Cloud Elements to Expand SaaS Connectivity in App Connect

    IBM Partners with Cloud Elements to Expand SaaS Connectivity in App Connect

    Today we are proud to announce a strategic partnership with IBM, one of the largest global technology and innovation companies. Through this partnership, a series of new connectors will...

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  • API Talks San Francisco 5/23

    API Talks San Francisco 5/23

    @ Galvanize SoMa. Join Ken Yagen, VP of Platform Product at Box

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  • New and Improved API Documentation: The Cloud Elements Redesigned Developer Portal

    New and Improved API Documentation: The Cloud Elements Redesigned Developer Portal

    Today, we are very proud to announce the release of our new Cloud Elements Developer Portal, which was built to improve, enhance, and simplify the user experience of existing API...

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  • Research on Authentication, Metadata APIs, Bulk & Eventing Unveiled [2017 REPORT]

    Research on Authentication, Metadata APIs, Bulk & Eventing Unveiled [2017 REPORT]

    The growth in web APIs since 2005 has increased by over 757%. This proliferation of public APIs, among other disruptors in the industry, led us to a state of the union report on API...

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  • Resource-Centric API Calls: Switching up the Cloud Elements Hubs

    Resource-Centric API Calls: Switching up the Cloud Elements Hubs

    Our API Hubs represent the intersection of resources across the Elements within a category of applications. We created a platform for API Integration with the assumption that...

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  • The “Platform-ification” of Banking

    The “Platform-ification” of Banking

    It’s generally agreed that Fintech firms are already playing a significant role in shaping the banking platform of the future - largely because long standing financial institutions are...

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  • IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    We asked 32 IT experts to share their insights on the differences between IaaS, PaaS and SaaS.

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  • PayPal Integration, Managing Your Payments Easier

    PayPal Integration, Managing Your Payments Easier

    PayPal is the faster, safer way to send money, make online payments, receive money and set up an merchant account. Securely accept credit card, debit card, and PayPal payments on your...

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  • The troubles with APIs: security, discovery, bulk loading

    The troubles with APIs: security, discovery, bulk loading

    Along with online services and functions, public APIs also deliver new headaches for developers.

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  • Enterprise Adoption of APIs is Driven by Internal Integration Needs

    Enterprise Adoption of APIs is Driven by Internal Integration Needs

    The need to integrate the ballooning range of software-as-a-service (SaaS) tools being used within enterprises is driving the adoption of application programming interfaces (APIs.)

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  • Managing APIs Is an Increasingly Complex Burden

    Managing APIs Is an Increasingly Complex Burden

    Cloud Elements concludes that API use is growing rapidly, but it also takes careful management.

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