The API Economy

Learn about the fast growth and future of the API economy in relation to API publisher and consumers.

  • The State of API Integration 2017 [Report]

    The State of API Integration 2017 [Report]

    Contributors to the annual State of API Integration report will unveil their research and results in a LIVE webinar.

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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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  • Where is the API Economy Headed in 2017?

    Where is the API Economy Headed in 2017?

    The API economy is exploding. As internet-connected, Internet of Things (IoT) devices become ubiquitous, the strategy of using application programming interfaces (API) to transfer data...

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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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  • Why API Integration is the Next Frontier of API Management 

    Why API Integration is the Next Frontier of API Management 

    Earlier this month Gartner released the Full Life Cycle of API Management Magic Quadrant, listing Cloud Elements as a Niche player among the traditional leaders of complementary API...

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  • Panel Session: The Role of Software in Managing the Digital Customer Journey

    Panel Session: The Role of Software in Managing the Digital Customer Journey

    I sat in on a panel at Siemer Summit entitled, ‘The Role of Software in Managing the Digital Customer Journey.’ Paul Weiskopf with Domo, Marina Kalika with Nuance and Calvin Lui with...

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  • Marketing Technology Landscape Growth Optimized by API Integration

    Marketing Technology Landscape Growth Optimized by API Integration

    By now you have probably come across this graphic of the Marketing Technology Landscape, put together year after year by Scott Brinker to emphasize the insane growth of marketing...

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  • The Depths of API Integration Design

    The Depths of API Integration Design

    Below the surface of writing to an API integration, explorers (aka developers) will discover critical integration tasks required to fully optimize their app’s integration user...

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  • The Future of API Management [White Paper]

    The Future of API Management [White Paper]

    In the white paper, you'll hear first-hand insights from Cloud Elements CEO on the forward looking view of API Management and iPaaS converging to one unified space.

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  • The API Evangelist API Management Guide

    API management is the oldest area of my research. The area has been being defined since Mashery first opened its doors in 2006 and continues to be defined with the recent IPO by Apigee, and the...

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  • API 101: How APIs are Improving Business

    API 101: How APIs are Improving Business

    Just as the Internet had a revolutionary impact on our day-to-day culture starting back in the mid-1990’s, APIs are fueling every single piece of software that we use in our modern...

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  • The API Evangelist API Design Guide

    The API Evangelist API Design Guide

    In the last couple of years, I've seen the concept of API design go from being something the API elite discuss, to something that involves business users, and something that has spawned a whole...

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  • The API Evangelist API Definition Guide

    How we define our APIs has dramatically changed in recent years. Since Swagger came onto the scene around five years ago, there has been a rapid growth in the number of open formats, tooling, and...

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  • The API Evangelist API Deployment Guide

    There are many different ways to actually deploy an API. If you are a larger, more established company, you probably have existing tools, services, and processes set forth by IT for deploying...

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  • This Is How APIs Will Deliver The Change We Need

    This Is How APIs Will Deliver The Change We Need

    I recently caught a glimpse of how APIs are going to deliver the change we need in this world. It began while I was attending a gathering of indie ed-tech folks on the campus of Davidson College...

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  • API Consumption from a Product Manager's Perspective

    API Consumption from a Product Manager's Perspective

    Developers consume your API in order to integrate it with other apps and services. From a Product Management perspective, I’d like to argue that API Consumption is bigger than that. API...

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  • Pros and Cons of a Microservices Architecture

    Pros and Cons of a Microservices Architecture

    Contrary to popular belief, microservices are not millions of services that make up a single application. Microservices are a network of individual systems that do one thing, and one...

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  • How API Aggregators Help Business Units Build Automated Workflows, Bypass IT

    How API Aggregators Help Business Units Build Automated Workflows, Bypass IT

    API integration provider Zapier has launched a service that aims to help businesses and enterprise create workflow automation tooling by daisy-chaining SaaS APIs into a complete business process.

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  • API Reciprocity - A New Year Resolution

    API Reciprocity - A New Year Resolution

    A New Year brings New Resolutions. How’s that apply to app developers? What NEW things are you thinking about, as it applies to your application in 2016? What themes are we going to be...

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