API Digest #89: When Data APIs Go Neglected, Business Intelligence Suffers

Published 26 February 2018 | Updated 2 March 2018 |

API2Cart continues to research the most interesting API-related articles and news to deliver them to you via our fortnightly digest. So grab a cup of coffee and start your week with another issue. In today’s summary:

 

1. When Data APIs Go Neglected, Business Intelligence Suffers

 

API strategies at most organizations have a singular function: to give application developers the ability to extend the functionality of applications through process integration, writes Jan Stafford. However, they can become an excellent source of data for business analytics.

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2. 8 Ways That Plugging Into APIs Helps Business

Kristopher Sandoval believes that an API has as many business benefits as it has technical benefits. In order to prove that he discusses 8 ways APIs may benefit your business. If you are interested in real-world examples, be sure to read the full article.

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3. How The API Revolution Fuels Corporates’ SaaS Fatigue

SME customers are overwhelmed with SaaS abundance. Even when you’ve already made your choice, there is still a problem with juggling many monthly subscriptions. Are APIs add to the exhaustion? Read the article to find out.

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4. New Survey Reveals Rising Importance of APIs and Cloud-Based Integration Platforms

The results of a new survey on the state of API integration show that enterprises increasingly recognize the value of APIs. Based on responses from more than 450 companies, the survey provides some useful insights into the state of API integration in 2017

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5. 8 Questions To Ask When Designing And Developing A Public API

While public APIs are business-driven tools, private APIs are almost always helping to improve back-end systems and internal software. Carey Wodehouse provides 8 helpful insights on how to develop a public API?

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6. You & Your Comms APIs: Ignore Them No Longer!

You don't have to become a software developer, but you do need to become literate in the ways of software development, believes Justin Haefner. Learning how to code can be frustrating, but it allows to leverage the APIs of your own infrastructure to solve your own problems.

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If you are interested in getting the latest news in the API world, check our digest #88 and #87 as well as stay tuned for the new blog posts.

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