Microservices, APIs and Innovation: The Power of APIs

Explore the role APIs play in empowering teams and enabling organizations to innovate.

API Academy member Mike Amundsen shares his observations about the role APIs play in empowering teams and organizations to craft stable, cost-effective solutions for a wide range of distribution channels. In this article, part two of a three part series (you can read part 1 here), he offers three common practices that companies are using to move them along in their digital transformation journey.

These include:

  • adopt an "API-first" design practice
  • enabling low-risk API creation and prototyping
  • implementation governance guidelines

Read more at The New Stack.

The Author

Mike Amundsen

Lead API Architect

An internationally-known author and lecturer, Mike Amundsen travels throughout the United States and Europe, consulting and speaking on a wide range of topics including distributed network architecture, Web application development and cloud computing. His recent work focuses on the role hypermedia plays in creating and maintaining applications that can successfully evolve over time. He has more than a dozen books to his credit, the most recent of which is RESTful Web APIs.

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