New Definition Delivered for API; More to Come

John Storts

You may know what an API is, but you may not know just how critical they are becoming in the rapidly expanding world of mobile computing. Open APIs are, well, opening up new possibilities when it comes to building apps that integrate harmoniously with popular Web destinations like Facebook, Google and Amazon.


Have a look at the API definition we've just added to the Knowledge Network and follow the links to my IT Business Edge colleagues' articles as they explore the possibilities-and pitfalls-of adopting Open API strategy.


More definitions documents are on the way. Recent entries include business continuity, SMBs and SaaS.


These definitions are wiki documents that define and explain key terms in the IT universe. We update these definitions periodically, and would like our readers to tell us what we should add or take away, define in more detail, or otherwise modify to help illuminate the topics in discussion.


Here are links to more popular definitions documents. Please leave your feedback and suggestions in the comments section of each definition wiki post. Help us define with a purpose.


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