The API Economy

Application Programming Interfaces (API) are a driving the Internet and our economy. They drive our online experience:

  • Developers rely on API for key data and functionality in their applications
  • Businesses exchange data and services using API
  • Media and press are using them for real-time analysis

API’s come in many flavors: XML-RPC, SOAP, and REST, although REST is king when it comes to next generation of web applications.

In 2000 businesses were still working to understand the importance of having a web site.

In 2010 businesses are now faced with the growing importance of their API.

If you don’t already have an API developed in-house you need to talk with Mashery or 3Scale.

If you have an API, but need to take it to the next level. You need an API Evangelist.