Digital is disrupting every industry. From drugstore chains to banks to telcos, businesses are becoming software companies and adopting modern software practices. Why? If they don’t adapt to a new market reality, they will fail.
As the business context is changing so is the technology stack. Enterprise application architectures are evolving from integration-centric enterprise service bus (ESB) architectures to application-centric, microservices, platform-as-a-service (PaaS), multi-cloud, and API-driven architectures.
APIs are the lynchpin to the success of these digital businesses. All applications use APIs to access application services and data through APIs. These services can be microservices or cloud workloads or legacy SOAP services or IoT. To ensure that applications and developers can effectively use these services to build partner, consumer, and internal apps, companies need to deliver secure, scalable, easy-to-use modern APIs.
Over the last few years, we’ve participated in hundreds of enterprises’ API-led digital transformation initiatives. This guide distills our learnings from these customer engagements and shares best practices about managing APIs across the lifecycle.
Gartner found that 77% of app development supporting digital business will occur in-house. Seventy percent of organizations claim to be either using or investigating microservices, and nearly one-third currently use them in production, according to a report from NGINX.
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