API Lifecycle: Build Stage (Part 3 of 4)
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Welcome back! Over the last few weeks, we ran through the Plan and Design phases of digitalML’s API Product Management Lifecycle (Go check them out if you haven’t! We’ll be right here when you return). Now we arrive at the third and shortest phase — Build. But don’t let the size fool you, because the […]

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API Lifecycle: Design Stage (Part 2 of 4)
Design: the 2nd phase of the API lifecycle

This series covers an overview of the 4 API lifecycle stages with digitalML’s ignite scaling platform. It’s an enterprise platform with tons of features, but here we are running through the highlights. If you haven’t yet, we encourage you to check out last week’s post on The Plan Stage. Different by Design As we discussed […]

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API Lifecycle: Plan Stage (Part 1 of 4)
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A New Spin on the Not-so-old API Lifecycle There are tons of informative API Lifecycle guides out there, and they’re all a bit different. We believe in a design-first approach, because it allows you to speed through the other phases (like Build and Run) while keeping human error to a minimum. Of course, the API lifecycle […]

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How To Get Digital In 3 Months (Infographic)

First things first — What does get digital even mean?  There were many moments along the way when we thought we knew, from the point-to-point spaghetti messes to the SOA days. But each time, a new methodology came forward to outperform the one before it, despite the copious amounts of hours, energy, and budget invested. If […]

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Introducing Accelerators, a New Lite Interface in ignite

This week we’re excited to announce the release of ignite accelerators, a new lite interface that can be found in the ignite API and Service design management platform. They streamline the building of well-designed artifacts that help you create your portfolio faster. In a few questions and a couple minutes you get customized, consistent, and […]

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Business Capability APIs vs. Exposure APIs

Design is all about understanding and remembering the purpose of what you are building. A convertible is fun to drive, but pretty useless if you need to bring some lumber back from the store – a pickup would work better. Unsurprisingly, APIs are no different. Some APIs need to simply provide a more convenient way […]

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“Code First” vs. API Design Management

Defining “Design Management” Often I hear comments like “we don’t need to maintain a design document as the code has all we need” or “well we have this spreadsheet which has where the data comes from – but it’s going to be out of date”. Or perhaps even worse is when someone has documents, diagrams […]

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Using Query Types To Enable More Dynamic API Behavior

I recently attended SXSW 2015 and heard a great panel discussion titled “Secrets To Powerful APIs” with Erik Michaels-Ober (Soundcloud), Jim Heising (IFTTT), Wynn Netherland (GitHub), and Leah Culver (DropBox). Among many other interesting things the panelists said was their uniform agreement that they don’t use HATEOAS (Hypertext As The Engine Of Application State) API […]

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Do Schemas Still Matter?

When contemplating the significance of powerful “schema-less” NoSQL databases and Big Data environments, architects may wonder, “do schemas still matter?” Even if you’re pretty sure they do, there’s plenty of scope to wonder just how and why and under what circumstances. How should schemas figure into your information management strategy going forward? What is a […]

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