by Tony Harris
• March 16, 2021
As technology invades nearly every facet of our lives, businesses need to keep up. Digital transformation is a new normal for today’s business strategy, but you’ll need a solid foundation to work with. The solution to that is a solid application programming interface – or API for short.
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Technological advancements aren’t linear; they’re forked. Competition drives progress and new functionalities and results in different operating systems, programming languages, web apps, and web services to achieve the same ends. An API can act as the interpreter here, unifying systems through API endpoints that would otherwise restrict you to working within a given technological ecosystem. The result is called a composable enterprise. It lets you pick and choose processes to give you the best of new technology and create your own workflows.
Data unification isn’t just about bridging the gap between iOS and Android, for example, or keeping legacy processes in the fold. It also means easier access to your data. Keeping data separated in varied silos robs you of prime analytics opportunities, which can make you miss out on key business decisions or optimized workflows that can propel you forward. An API can bring your data sources together to optimize business processes, enable real-time network monitoring, and unlock new algorithms for data analysis.
Face it: you can’t live in the office. An API can help you run your business processes from anywhere. Whether that means in the office or on mobile, on any OS, and in the cloud or on the ground.
What happens when your business grows faster than your systems can handle? The right API management can keep everything moving no matter how successful you are. Connect all your systems, programs, and microservices and keep them running with unlimited API calls.
And as the current technology ecosystem becomes more reliant on microservices, your business should follow suit to stay ahead. An API can bridge the gaps with integration and working with existing functionalities and microservice architectures.
There’s a challenge to keeping your data supply chain connected and compliant with relevant regulations. The right API keys make this automatic. DreamFactory’s security features include ironclad user management, JSON web tokens, SSO authentication, APL endpoints, and more.
If this is a lot of new information to take in, DreamFactory can help you navigate. Read our Getting Started Guide to learn more about API development here.
Creating an API from the ground up has never been easier. DreamFactory can help you create a new API instantly from your existing database. With a little coding knowledge, you can expand these capabilities even further. DreamFactory’s platform supports NodeJS, Python, PHP, and V8JS. Secure and deploy your API and you can be up and running in an afternoon.
If you’re working with a SOAP API, it may be time to consider converting to something more RESTful. For most businesses, a REST API provides:
Learn more about how SOAP differs from REST, and which options may be right for you.
If the idea of SOAP to REST conversion intimidates you, Dreamfactory has a process to make it easy. You can set up a new, RESTful API in minutes, with no fretting over code syntax.
API design can be intimidating, especially if you’re not familiar with tech. So we’ve put together a number of ways to help you build and configure your API. Whether it’s online resources, responsive support or a guided tour, we have all the guidance you need.
Apart from the getting started guide linked above, DreamFactory keeps an active blog with guides and news on anything you’ll ever need to know about APIs. You can read case studies from other clients and technical guides for every facet of API creation, from the initial setup to schema validation testing in Postman to API documentation in Swagger.
Dreamfactory has subject matter experts with clients and success stories from all over the world. We have the knowledge and solutions to help you with your digital transformation strategies and get to market faster. Our team has supported thousands of customers in understanding their requirements and developing a solution that best meets their business needs.
If you prefer the hands-on approach to creating an API, DreamFactory’s free trial comes with templates and a guided tutorial of all the features you need. The intuitive and user-friendly platform allows you to start working immediately without the hassle of coding or requiring advanced technological skills.
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