The focal point of computing power is shifting from the server room to the mobile device. This presents businesses with the opportunity—and the imperative—to develop new experiences that are specifically crafted for tablets or smartphones. We call it digital transformation: the evolution businesses go through to add a digital dimension to the experiences of their customers, employees, and partners. Wherever your business is on the digital path, our new eBook, "Digital Transformation: Getting in Shape for the Digital World," outlines strategies you can follow and real steps you can take to prepare for the future.
As Marc Andreesen penned, "software is eating the world." We are seeing it everywhere from photography to movie watching to navigation and more. There's also a huge shift to software in telecommunications services. Phone calls, conference calls, messaging, which all required dedicated devices can now be provided by software apps. In a new eBook, we explore the imperative for telecommunications companies to make some fundamental shifts in technology and business models if they are to remain competitive in a world being eaten by software.
In working with API teams all over the world, a design pattern we've seen work really well is the API Facade Pattern. We touched on the concept in the Web API Design eBook and then in March of this year we explored the API Facade Design Pattern in a bit more depth in a series of short webcasts. We've created a new eBook with the API Facade material that you can download for your favorite e-reader and will hopefully find useful.
Last week O'Reilly hosted a webinar by the authors of the new O'Reilly book "APIs: A Strategy Guide." Video and slides are below. The book is an overview of API strategy for business executives and this webinar dives into both public and private API strategies. Thanks to O'Reilly, @daniel_jacobson, @gbrail and @danwoodscito.
We wrote an API design book! In 2009, a couple of my fellow Apigeeks (@earth2marsh & @gbrail) and I were frustrated with how many bad, inconsistent Web APIs we encountered in the world. So, we started cataloging the bad (and good) things we saw people doing to other people through API design. After three years of discussions, presentations and implementations with technologists all over the world (online & in real life), we are happy to announce the beta version of a new eBook.
OAuth has become standard practice for large social media APIs and it's becoming common across enterprise APIs. OAuth is good for your customers' security and experience making is critical if you want adoption on your API. Over the past year, we've been talking OAuth with some of the leading API teams around the globe as they design their API security strategies. These interactions have helped us build and refine our perspective.