Recognizing APIs as a driver of business and strategic initiatives is a fairly recent development, and organizations have now started to invest heavily in their API strategy. Organizations that are making significant investments in developing API strategies go beyond traditional technology leaders. Industries — from financial services to healthcare, education to manufacturing, and many more — have seen a significant growth in API adoption.
This has been accompanied by an explosion in adoption in API description formats, like Swagger (OpenAPI), which provide a contract for your API that is language agnostic and human readable, allowing both machines and humans to parse and understand what the API is supposed to do. [Read more…]