Posted on 01-19-2011
Those of us in the tech community who work with APIs talk a lot about the API economy. This refers to how the Internet is changing all industries on a global scale, and how APIs are a driving force behind this. Behind the scenes, APIs are an integral part of:
- Social Networking and Media - APIs were the driving mechanism behind Twitter and Facebook's community and made YouTube a ubiquitous video presence across the Internet.
- Cloud Computing - Amazon Web Services (AWS) a leader in cloud computing started as ONLY an API.
- Real-Time Streaming data
- Historical Market Data
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Winning in the API Economy
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