What is the backstory on APIs?

Bloomberg: API management is such an important part of the story, it’s important to understand the context for this notion of an API. Back in the ’90s we called them APIs, and then we called them services, and now we call them APIs again. Usually, when marketers come up with terms, they always like new terms, the old ones go out of style and come up with something new, but in this case they just dusted off an old one and brought it back. It’s kind of strange. Long live the APIs!

Read the entire interview at http://searchsoa.techtarget.com/feature/XML-appliances-evolving-role-in-messaging-protocol?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=searchsoa_mg.

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