API for Dummies Handbook (Third Edition)
APIs are a hot topic, energetically debated by businesspeople, IT managers, and developers alike. Most of the excitement in the public space is about open public APIs.
APIs are fundamental enablers for all these initiatives and more, which is why so many different types of stakeholders are interested in them. But what is an API, really; why is it different from an old-school application programming interface; and why should you care?
This book is your guide to applying the power of APIs to business challenges from changing business models to embracing a world of devices.