How to Build an API Program that Doesn't Suck

How to Build an API Program that Doesn't Suck
The Survival Guide for Digital Business


Bad decisions. Countless companies have made them in their attempts to build API initiatives. In our conversations with customers and partners, we’ve come across pitfalls along the path to building an agile digital business, whether its assembling an API team stuck in a SOA mindset, following a misguided investment philosophy, or employing the wrong API program metrics.

There’s no one path to travel. But there are successful patterns that speed a company on its way to success. This survival guide is a compendium of best—and worst—practices around how companies adapt to new digital realities.


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