Successfully Manage Your API Lifecycle

How can your organisation make sure APIs are designed and managed well throughout their lifecycle? Read our guide.


Were you an avid Lego builder when you were younger? If you are a developer or a technology geek, then the chances are pretty high. After all, those small plastic blocks from Denmark allowed you to create whatever your imagination could conjure up. And the more bricks you had, the more stuff you could build.

APIs are just like Lego. These ‘building blocks’ are the glue that makes modern web applications work. APIs provide a standardized and relatively easy way to connect data sources to each other. By using platform-agnostic technologies like HTTP, JSON, and XML, they are the ultimate enablers for integrating all those data sources into innovative applications and solutions.

The Drive for APIs

Businesses need to make decisions quickly; whether it’s implementing a timely marketing campaign, a new product enhancement, a new partner portal, or an employee productivity app, businesses are competing on speed. This is why APIs have become the central tool to help businesses re-orientate themselves in their digital transformation.

The Application Network

So what better way to be able to rapidly respond than to create purposeful, agile application building blocks that can be easily pieced together? Connecting these building blocks results in a network of interchangeable functionality. This network of sub-functions, or applications creates what can be called ‘The Application Network’.

Application Network
Business opportunities can be created by an Application Network as the ultimate driver of digital transformation.

Read the API Management Guide

Read our API-managementguide, which takes a look at MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform’s unique capabilities for managing APIs throughout their full lifecycle from design to implementation.

Managing the API lifecycle –a guide in association with MuleSoft

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