Table of Contents

PREFACE TO THE ENGLISH EDITION 
 

PREFACE 
 

SECTION I: BEGIN WITH BUSINESS


1 WARNING: THE API ECONOMY MAY CHANGE YOUR BUSINESS MODELTHINK OF A BOOK AS AN API AND A PUBLISHER AS THE PLATFORM
“WE DO NOT BOTHER BUSINESS WITH THIS API STUFF”
API OR PLATFORM ECONOMY?

SUMMARY


2 WHAT VALUE DOES YOUR API ADD?
ADDED VALUE IS EXPERIENCE
PIECES OF ADDED VALUE
API AS A MEANS TO VALUE
SUMMARY


3 APIS IN THE ECOSYSTEM
ECOSYSTEMS ARE A NEW CORNERSTONE OF DIGITAL BUSINESS
APIS AS GLOBAL GATEWAYS
SUMMARY


4 TRACTION IN THE PLATFORM ACTION
VALUE COMES FROM INTERACTION 
WHY DO BUSINESS MODELS CHANGE?

API ECONOMY: A PLATFORM ECONOMY FORERUNNER
SUMMARY


5 API – A PRODUCT, SERVICE, OR SOMETHING ELSE?
“API INCLUDED”
RESOURCE-ORIENTED API WORLDVIEW
SUMMARY


6 BUSINESS MODELS FROM APIS TO PLATFORMS
OTHER CRITICAL ASPECTS OF THE BUSINESS MODEL
THE BEST BUSINESS MODEL FOR ME?
WHO IS YOUR CUSTOMER, WHAT IS YOUR OFFER, AND HOW DO YOU PRODUCE IT?
SUMMARY

 

SECTION II: APIS – THE LIMITED EDITION


7 CONSUME INTERNALLY – INTERNAL AND PRIVATE APIS
THE DISTRESS AROUND DATA MODELS 
WHERE IS THE INTERNAL API LOCATED AND WHO USES IT?
DOES THE INTERNAL API HAVE A FUTURE?
SUMMARY


8 FOR THE SAKE OF PARTNERHOOD – PARTNER APIS
STEP INTO THE API ECONOMY THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS
CHOOSING A PARTNER
APIS MAKE IT EASIER TO EXPAND YOUR PARTNER NETWORK
OTHERS DO THE SALES
SERVICE BUSINESS INSTEAD OF PROJECT BUSINESS
PARTNER APIS OPEN DOORS TO NEW MARKETS
SOMEONE HAS ALREADY SOLVED YOUR PROBLEM
MORE DEVICE SALES AND BETTER CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
WHAT TO DO WHEN THE API IS READY?
IS THERE LIFE AFTER PARTNER API DEVELOPMENT?
SUMMARY


9 APPLY EXTERNALLY – PUBLIC API
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC AP
OPEN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
OPEN DATA API
OPEN BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES WITH OPEN DATA APIS
SUMMARY


10 THE DEVELOPER COMMUNITY AS CUSTOMER
IGNITING PASSION AND CREATIVITY
FROM INNOVATORS TO LAGGARDS
EMPATHIZE WITH DEVELOPERS
LIKE PEELING ONIONS
DEVELOPERS ARE LAZY, AND TIME IS PRECIOUS
THE EXPANDING DEVELOPER COMMUNITY
SUMMARY


SECTION III: THE LEAN LEAP TO APIS
 

11 APIS CHANGE YOUR ORGANIZATION
APIS DO MORE THAN JUST CHANGE IT
INTRODUCING YOUR ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
A REAL-WORLD EXAMPLE OF A SWEEPING BUSINESS CHANGE
NO APIS WITHOUT AGILE METHODS
SUMMARY


12 ENCOUNTERS ON CANVAS
FROM A VALUE PROPOSITION TO THE BUSINESS MODEL
TRIED AND TESTED
SUMMARY


13 START BY EXPERIMENTING LIGHTLY
FIGURE OUT THE BIG PICTURE
MINIMUM VALUE-ADDING PRODUCT
STABILIZE THE FACADE
ONCE INTERFACE EXPERIMENTS ARE COMPLETE, INFRASTRUCTURE EXPERIMENTATION BEGINS
PLAN THE LIFECYCLE BEFORE PUBLISHING
SUMMARY


14 STYLE ABOVE CODE – API DESIGN GUIDE
STANDARD INTERFACES
THE ROLE OF THE API DESIGN GUIDE IN API DEVELOPMENT
EVALUATE AND VALIDATE API DESIGN
FORMULATE, TEST, EVALUATE
USE STANDARDS
AFTER THE API RELEASE
SUMMARY


15 AUDIT YOUR APIS
SECURITY OR COMPLIANCE?
USABILITY TESTING IS ALSO PART OF THE API
DID YOU BUY OR INHERIT YOUR API? 
SUMMARY 


16 THE DEVELOPER EXPERIENCE IS THE NEW BLACK
INTERFACES TO FALL IN LOVE WITH
CUSTOMER JOURNEY AS A COMMON NARRATIVE
DEVELOPER EXPERIENCE IS NOT JUST TECHNOLOGY
A GOOD DEVELOPER EXPERIENCE IS THE SUM OF ITS PARTS
CREATING VALUE
LOW BARRIERS
UPDATED AND COMPREHENSIVE DOCUMENTATION

WHEN I CAN’T FIND WHAT I NEED ...
CONTINUOUS DEVELOPMENT
SUMMARY


17 PUBLISH QUICKLY, SUPPORT, MEASURE, AND LEARN
RELEASE THE FIRST VERSION OF YOUR API QUICKLY
BUILD AN OVERALL VIEW WITH SUITABLE METRICS
APIS AND
DEVOPS COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER
SUMMARY


SECTION IV: MANAGING APIS
 

18 EXPOSED INTERFACES
CAN AN API EXIST WITHOUT API MANAGEMENT?
DECENTRALIZED API MANAGEMENT IN A LARGE ENTERPRISE
SUMMARY


19 DISTRIBUTE AND MANAGE
DOES AN API ALWAYS NEED MICROSERVICES?
SOURCE OF ETERNAL YOUTH
SUMMARY


20 IDENTITY CRISIS
RIGHT ACCESS CONTROL MATTERS
IS YOUR IDENTITY BASED ON EMAIL?
SUMMARY


EPILOGUE


GLOSSARY
 

REFERENCES