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When you look at APIs, they are the interface to services running on computers and systems across the world, but APIs can also constitute a business model for organizations, and I believe that it is possible to have an instant API business model using available public data. Let me explain what I mean by instant. I'm convinced that you can just fire up some scripts and you will have a business that you can run in with under a day. Let’s drill down a little bit. When you’re talking about APIs in a business model, there are some things that you need to do. First you need to have an API which should provide information that will interest people, otherwise people will not be willing to pay for it.
When you download WSO2 API Manager and deploy it, it is set to localhost as the hostname. This means you run the API Manager locally (localhost is mapped to the 127.0.0.1). This is perfectly fine if you just want to see what the API Manager does. When you want to go beyond that, for instance doing a Proof of Concept, you will want to install on a server, either locally or even in the cloud. In this blog we will describe the steps you need to take in order to run the API Manager on a different hostname, in this case we will use the api.blog.yenlo hostname and run on an Amazon Instance.
You might have heard the term 'API-first strategy'. Any idea what it is? It actually depends on who you talk to, as there are as many definitions as there are vendors using that term. Like often is the case in IT. In this blog, I will give you my opinion what an API- first strategy is and how to realize it.
We have more and more access to WiFi and charging possibilities for our wireless devices. That means we can just continue to be online as much as we like. When you look from a business perspective there might be two reasons why you should be concerned. One of them is that your employees might be working too much, not taking enough downtime from work, possibly risking burnout. The other thing is: what is this constant stream of traffic doing to your API’s? How do they perform and how could you know?