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Modern business ecosystems need to rethink their approach to innovation and integration. This book is your guide to applying the power of APIs to business challenges ranging from changing business models to embracing a world of devices and sensors. Experiencing the power of APIs involves much more than simply data monetization. Whether you’re an API provider or an API cons Modern business ecosystems need to rethink their approach to innovation and integration. This book is your guide to applying the power of APIs to business challenges ranging from changing business models to embracing a world of devices and sensors. Experiencing the power of APIs involves much more than simply data monetization. Whether you’re an API provider or an API consumer, you need to make smart business and IT decisions. This book first defines the basic nature of modern APIs and then leads you through several necessary decisions, ranging from which APIs to provide or consume to how you can build an effective API technology platform.


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Modern business ecosystems need to rethink their approach to innovation and integration. This book is your guide to applying the power of APIs to business challenges ranging from changing business models to embracing a world of devices and sensors. Experiencing the power of APIs involves much more than simply data monetization. Whether you’re an API provider or an API cons Modern business ecosystems need to rethink their approach to innovation and integration. This book is your guide to applying the power of APIs to business challenges ranging from changing business models to embracing a world of devices and sensors. Experiencing the power of APIs involves much more than simply data monetization. Whether you’re an API provider or an API consumer, you need to make smart business and IT decisions. This book first defines the basic nature of modern APIs and then leads you through several necessary decisions, ranging from which APIs to provide or consume to how you can build an effective API technology platform.

34 review for APIs For Dummies®, IBM Limited Edition

  1. 4 out of 5

    Dartsya

    Довольно неплохо для тех, кто оооочень далек от такого понятия как API :))))

  2. 4 out of 5

    Martyn

    This book fails to deliver on its basic premise given that it's a book aimed at 'dummies' but written for experts. Above and beyond that it's actually not very well written, being repetitive and vague in turns. I agree with other reviewers who have said that the reason for the vagueness might be to get you interested enough for IBM's sales reps to step in and take you the rest of the way, after all you will come away from this book thinking that APIs are really important, you just wont know quite This book fails to deliver on its basic premise given that it's a book aimed at 'dummies' but written for experts. Above and beyond that it's actually not very well written, being repetitive and vague in turns. I agree with other reviewers who have said that the reason for the vagueness might be to get you interested enough for IBM's sales reps to step in and take you the rest of the way, after all you will come away from this book thinking that APIs are really important, you just wont know quite why.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Marc Dorval

    Barely ok. I think the book is purposefully opaque in order to let the IBM salesperson show value by explaining and selling their API Services.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Ryan

    This is a pamphlet that IBM shares at trade shows and conferences. It is a quick (44 pages) and very high level view of APIs and how they fit into to the IT industry in the mid-2010s. It has information similar to an "APIs 101" series of blog posts. And is refreshingly free from sales pitches on a particular vendor product (which is probably wise in the ever-shifting world of software acquisition and rebranding). Who would benefit from reading (or scanning) this book? 1. A technical or non-technic This is a pamphlet that IBM shares at trade shows and conferences. It is a quick (44 pages) and very high level view of APIs and how they fit into to the IT industry in the mid-2010s. It has information similar to an "APIs 101" series of blog posts. And is refreshingly free from sales pitches on a particular vendor product (which is probably wise in the ever-shifting world of software acquisition and rebranding). Who would benefit from reading (or scanning) this book? 1. A technical or non-technical staffer who wants to learn how APIs fit into the big picture One book I read lately recommends a semantic tree model for learning, in which you first build the the trunk and major branches and then later add leaves and smaller branches of detail and experience. I think that's a great approach, and in that way this book could give you the crunch and a few branches to start with. 2. An experience API practitioner who is preparing an "elevator" pitch for executives on APIs This book can remind you the high-level concepts that someone outside the API world would be looking to understand, and a good approach for explaining them. What if I only have 5 minutes? OK if you're in that much of a hurry, try the APIs 101: What Exactly is an API? Part 1 Youtube video, and play it at 1.25 speed. If you have a few more minutes, you might also check out some of those API 101 posts I mentioned at the Programmable Web or API Evangelist websites.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Mauricio

    A simple and good instroduction of APIs. It's useful to understand different insights (commercial&Technical) A simple and good instroduction of APIs. It's useful to understand different insights (commercial&Technical)

  6. 4 out of 5

    Matt

    A quick, readable introduction to APIs. Useful explanations about how APIs differ from traditional integration approaches. The only IBM specific content I noticed in this IBM limited edition was a few mentions of IBM red books.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Leo Sorge

    Good. Very short, in the version I own (57 pages).

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sukmoon Chung

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