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Continuous API Management

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Author: Mehdi MedjaouiErik WildeRonnie MitraMike Amundsen

Publisher: O’Reilly Media, Inc, USA

Publish Date: 14 Dec 2018

ISBN-13: 9781492043553

Pages: 304

File Type: PDF

Language: English



A lot of work is required to release an API, but the effort doesn’t always pay off. Overplanning before an API matures is a wasted investment, while underplanning can lead to disaster. This practical guide provides maturity models for individual APIs and multi-API landscapes to help you invest the right human and company resources for the right maturity level at the right time.

How do you balance the desire for agility and speed with the need for robust and scalable operations? Four experts from the API Academy show software architects, program directors, and product owners how to maximize the value of their APIs by managing them as products through a continuous life cycle.

Learn which API decisions you need to govern and how and where to do so
Design, deploy, and manage APIs using an API-as-a-product (AaaP) approach
Examine ten pillars that form the foundation of API product work
Learn how the continuous improvement model governs changes throughout an API’s lifetime
Explore the five stages of a complete API product life cycle
Delve into team roles needed to design, build, and maintain your APIs
Learn how to manage your API landscape-the set of APIs published by your organization
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About the Author

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Mehdi Medjaoui is the co-founder of Webshell SAS (, and the co-founder of the conferences series (2017 program: Sydney, Barcelona, San Francisco, London, Auckland, Paris). He is also the co-author of the API Industry Landscape, The State of API Documentation 2017, and The State of Banking APIs 2017, as well as an author at Readwrite. He’s a manager of the API Accelerator program at ReadwriteLabs (Launch February 2018) and the organizer for the Paris API meetup, APICraftSF meetup and local Hackathons.

Erik WIlde has been working in computer networking for a long time, starting with a Ph.D. in computer networking from ETH Z rich. He published the worldwide first book about the technical foundations of the Web during his post-doc year at ICSI, and then his interest switched to Web technologies and Web architecture — fields he hasbeen working in since 1997.

He is currently working at CA Technologies’ API Academy. His team focuses on API Strategy, Design, and Management and is involved in speaking at public events, conducting workshops and bootcamps for open or closed audiences, and writing and doing project work on the side.

Member of the API Academy. Recognized thought-leader in the API community, especially around API design and HCI (Human-Computer Interaction). Co-authored O’Reilly’s “Microservice Architecture” book.

An internationally known author and speaker, Mike Amundsen travels the world consulting and talking about network architecture, Web development, and other subjects. As Director of Architecture for the API Academy, he works with companies to provide insight on how best to capitalize on the opportunities APIs present to both consumers and the enterprise.

Amundsen has authored numerous books and papers. His 2013 collaboration with Leonard Richardson RESTful Web APIs and his 2011 book, Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node, are common references for building adaptable Web applications. He co-authored Microservice Architecture (June 2016) and his latest book, RESTful Web Clients, was published by O’Reilly in February 2017.
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