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  • A Product Manager's Guide to Cloud Integrations

    A Product Manager's Guide to Cloud Integrations

    A cooperative app experience uses APIs to connect your application seamlessly with the cloud services used by your customers.

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  • Developing a Best-in-Class API Integration

    Developing a Best-in-Class API Integration

    From January 2010 to January 2016, we saw a prolific increase in web APIs. As a result, API integration has become an integral part of business development, strategy and scalability. To...

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  • How to Integrate Node.js into Your Product Strategy

    How to Integrate Node.js into Your Product Strategy

    JavaScript's recent rise in popularity calls attention to platforms such as Node.js, which offers a revolutionary take on the role of JavaScript on the web. By now, it's clear that...

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  • Database Hub: Convert Your Database to a RESTful API

    Database Hub: Convert Your Database to a RESTful API

    Picking the right database is a critical piece in your application stack and plays an important role in how you format and use your data.

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  • An API Operations Checklist

    An API Operations Checklist

    This guide includes some of the building blocks that should be a part of your central API developer portal, documentation, other elements of the management & operations for successful API providers.

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  • API Design: How to Implement Search, Browse, Select

    API Design: How to Implement Search, Browse, Select

    API Design is about developing apps with pre-built, pre-orchestrated integrations to complementary apps, but it’s more complex than point-to-point.

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  • The Industry Guide to API Definitions

    The Industry Guide to API Definitions

    While WSDL is still a very viable way to define your web services, there has been many advancements in the ways you can define web APIs in 2015.

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  • API Definitions Are The Contract For Doing Business With APIs

    API Definitions Are The Contract For Doing Business With APIs

    I held a hangout with API Evangelist this morning, with Steve Willmot (@njyx) of @3scale, & Jakub Nesetril (@jakubnesetril) of @apiaryio today, where we discussed API definitions. Both Steve and...

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  • Reverse Engineering APIs From The Common APIs Models We Know

    Reverse Engineering APIs From The Common APIs Models We Know

    As I work to complete more API definitions, with all API endpoints defined as an OpenAPI Spec, API Blueprint, and Postman Collection, with everything wrapped in a complete APIs.json index--I...

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  • Diff And Merging Of API Definition Formats

    Diff And Merging Of API Definition Formats

    As the number of API definitions increases out there, I'm coming across many duplicates of APIs I already have in my collection(s). In 2016, I will increasingly need to be able to execute a diff...

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  • Button To Run This API In The HTTP API Client of My Choice

    Button To Run This API In The HTTP API Client of My Choice

    There are more HTTP client tools out there than I can shake a stick at (I've reached that point, I'm shaking sticks at things), and in 2016 I predict there will be even more entrants into the...

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  • 10 Step Guide to API Integrations

    10 Step Guide to API Integrations

    Through our 10 Step Guide to API integration infographic, learn how to design an API integration and connect APIs to your SaaS Application.

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  • REST API for Microsoft Dynamics CRM: A .Net Integration Simplified

    REST API for Microsoft Dynamics CRM: A .Net Integration Simplified

    Here are a few differences between our Microsoft Dynamics CRM REST API and the original integration written in .Net.

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  • API Definition Origin, Validation, And Attribution

    API Definition Origin, Validation, And Attribution

    I have done a lot of work hand crafting, and often scrape crafting, machine readable OpenAPI Spec, as part of the work on the API Stack. Creating a usable API definition is a lot of work, making...

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  • How-to Integrate HubSpot CRM with REST APIs

    How-to Integrate HubSpot CRM with REST APIs

    HubSpot CRM API integration now available in our Elements Catalog. Learn how to integrate HubSpot CRM with REST APIs.

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  • Here Are The Top API Stacks I Will Be Working To Define in 2016

    Here Are The Top API Stacks I Will Be Working To Define in 2016

    My new partner in API crime Cloud Elements is helping motivate me to spend more cycles in 2016 on defining specific stacks of APIs, as part of my ongoing API industry research. I am taking the...

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  • Solution Discovery Instead of API Discovery Via API Aggregation and Reciprocity Providers

    Solution Discovery Instead of API Discovery Via API Aggregation and Reciprocity Providers

    During my API discovery session talk at @APIStrat Austin this last November, I talked about what I see as an added dimension to the concept of API discovery, one that will become increasingly...

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  • Introducing Element Mapper: First REST API for Data Mapping and Transformation

    Introducing Element Mapper: First REST API for Data Mapping and Transformation

    Over the past few months we have been busy designing, testing, and releasing Element Mapper, first data mapping andtransformation service available completely through REST APIs and the...

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  • The Hard Work When It Comes To Defining APIs

    The Hard Work When It Comes To Defining APIs

    I am stopping and collecting some of my thoughts, as I work through my API stack. I'm thinking about the more difficult aspects of defining APIs, this time it is for the APIs I depend on to...

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  • Integrations are Hard Part II: API Resources, Search and Pagination

    Integrations are Hard Part II: API Resources, Search and Pagination

    Integrations are hard part 2 covers API resources, search APIs and pagination when integrating with multiple cloud services.

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