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Which Comes First, The API or The Service?

Many IT organizations built an SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) in the mid-2000s or early 2010s. Other businesses, never did. But as both sets of organizations begin looking at an API initiative they ask questions about the relationships between APIs and Services: Are APIs and Services...

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An ESB is not API Management

Several years into the era of APIs and still one of the most common points of confusion is the positioning of APIs and Services (and Microservices) and the positioning of an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and API Management solution. Many see the similarities between an ESB and API Management –...

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Organization and Governance of API Initiatives

I’m going to take a quick break from my industry tour of APIs to cover two questions I’ve been asked about quite often recently: “What is the recommended organization and governance structure for an API initiative?” “Is this analogous to what we did for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)...

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