With the use of application program interfaces (APIs) becoming more common in recent years, companies are experiencing an increasing need for API lifecycle management services. API lifecycle management has three basic components:
- Design: Focuses on the typical development lifecycle, building upon features the RAML specification provides
- Implement: Handles the testing and validation of the API
- Manage: Takes care of securing, deploying, monitoring, and managing the API
Working as a freelance writer and zone leader for DZone.com, I recently created and published the following RefCard about API lifecycle management, which you can download as a PDF at the bottom of this page. The RefCard covers topics including an explanation of APIs, interface modeling, interface contracts, API security, RAML, API versioning, and more.
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