Typically, when anyone talks about APIs, they talk about internal or enterprise APIs and external or open APIs. But as the cloud services become more widely adopted, we’ll see an interest in more hybrid situation, where internal IT departments use external APIs or other services as part of a broader architecture.
In the age of the programmable Web the application development community has become a vibrant place where developers frequently move between multiple projects involving multiple organizations. The trouble is that there is no real center to that activity, which leaves a lot of developers to their own devices when it comes to generating new business opportunities.
As the use of APIs in business continues to grow, MuleSoft founder Ross Mason encourages organisations to shift away from traditional thinking on IT. He encourages a new, two-speed operational model, as used by GE, to deliver flexible digital services while maintaining traditional business units.