I work with a business unit at CA that’s all about APIs. Yet, so many people I talk to don’t really understand why APIs matter.APIs matter less because they enable integration and more because they simplify it. Click To Tweet
I’ve been doing this ‘integration thing’ for a long time, at premier companies — TIBCO, Progress (Sonic ESB), and Software AG (Webmethods). At HIMSS the other day, I saw a lot of companies doing “work flow” and seamless integration… things I’ve seen for a long time in premier products. I mean, the stuff I was seeing at HIMSS was childish compared to what I’ve seen for a long time.
And, that’s exactly the point.
Anyone who’s been doing integration for a long time would look at a REST API and say/think — “We’ve been doing integration like that for a long time.”
They probably have.
So it can’t be that API integration is interesting, integration has been happening for a long time.
Then what’s interesting about APIs?