Many people know the benefits to APIs (Application Program Interface), but few know the benefits to API management. If you have a business, API management is becoming essential in this digital age. Here’s why.
What is an API?
An API is communication or an interface between a business and a server that can help a business create software. An API can be used on the web, on an operating system, computer hardware, software library, or database system. A good API makes it easier to create computer programs by providing all the tools that a programmer needs.
In other words, you’re using APIs all of the time. If you use the Facebook app or check the weather on your phone, you’re using APIs. The app connects to the Internet and sends the data to the server, which retrieves and interprets it before performing an action and sending it back to you in a readable way.
What is API management?
API management is when an API is safely designed, published, documented,