Node-librarycloud-api is a library that enables developers to integrate the LibraryCloud API's functions into their Node.js applications. At the moment, only the "Item" portion of the API is available. This library is offered under the MIT License.
The UK Department of Work and Pensions were able to draw from their existing API library during COVID-19 because of an existing microservices approach to building out: their integration lead, Jaqui Ledgetter explains how having many small, easily-adjusted components empowered them to shift rapidly.
It used to be that integrating data across different applications required an unnatural act involving complicated pieces of middleware. In recent times, accomplishing that act has become easier thanks to lighter-weight middleware based on standard Web services and RESTful APIs. But even still, accomplishing that task still requires the skills of a developer. In contrast, the next revolution in data integration is going to be characterized by business users integrating data across applications on their own at will.