This eMag contains a collection of articles and interviews from late 2014 with some of the leading practictioners and theorists in the Web API field. The material here takes the reader on a journey from determining the business case for APIs to a design methodology, meeting implementation challenges, and taking the long view on maintaining public APIs on the Web over time.
Web APIs are driving important new business and technology models. In this issue leading practitioners share their experience on making money from APIs and on API design best practices. We discover "cloud native" architectures that scale to meet global demand and get hands on building API's from contract to go-live. We look at connected devices, mashups and consider new standards for security.