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Application Performance Management (APM) in the Digital Enterprise by Julie Craig, Carol Pollard, Rick Sturm

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Chapter 11

Application Programming Interfaces and Connected Systems

Abstract

We live in a world of massively interconnected businesses, requiring equally interconnected software applications. In recent years, the use of application programming interfaces (APIs) has largely replaced technologies such as electronic data interchange and custom-written integration programs for development of new system interactions. APIs are now the de facto industry standard for integrating data and functionality across diverse application ecosystems.

Both business to business (B2B) and business to consumer (B2C) interactions are supported by API connections, and usage grows on a daily basis. The growth of public cloud and Internet of Things, as well as the use of mobile ...

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