A lot of work is required to release an API, but the effort doesn't always pay off. Overplanning before an API matures is a wasted investment, while underplanning can lead to disaster. The second edition of this book provides maturity models for individual APIs and multi-API landscapes to help you invest the right human and company resources for the right maturity level at the right time.
How do you balance the desire for agility and speed with the need for robust and scalable operations? Four experts from the API Academy show software architects, program directors, and product owners how to maximize the value of their APIs by managing them as products through a continuous lifecycle.
Chapter 1. The Challenge and Promise of API Management
Chapter 3. The API as a Product
Chapter 4. The Pillars of an API Product
Chapter 5. Continuous API Improvement
Chapter 7. The API Product Lifecycle
Chapter 10. API Landscape Journey
Chapter 11. Managing the API Lifecycle in an Evolving Landscape
Chapter 12. Continuing the Journey