Application Programmer Interfaces are interaction points between applications. Developers use API's to let systems exchange information, to connect user interfaces or to manage automatic processes. Moreover, with a good API you can make your services available worldwide, which can be the next step to IoT or micro services.
Nowadays, modern applications are developed from an API First strategy. This means that first an API is developed to determine the functions an application will offer. Next, the API is tackled from 2 sides: One side works on the front-end, such as mobile services, other (client) applications and the user interface. The other side is of course the back-end: (micro) services which feed the API from core systems, gateways and other back-end connections. To your company, API driven development has following advantages:
- API’s enable larger companies to develop in a more efficient and reliable manner
- Teams become more independant
- Software releases are less risky
- Service providers can integrate with IT structures of customers and partners with a minimal effort
Optimal API structure
API’s require a clear structure. What objects does your company have that share applications? Which information goes to your customers and how is this structured? How can your services be clearly and (technically) transparent configured in order for internal or external parties to work with them without complications? During a workshop, together with our architects, you will delve into details. They will share their experience with you and apply 'best industry practices'. The basis is a business idea, but a strong API makes your services available worldwide and enables your customers' succes!
API's are the entrance to your system. This requires serious attention in the field of security and protection. ISAAC has plenty of experience in deploying API's in complex backgrounds, like international payments, high-frequent traffic or privacy sensitive data. Together, we will select the correct solution and tools, ranging from Apigee to Apiary, or from custom REST to customized security work. Not your worry, but ours!