We are happy to share with you that we are now providing our nesting software features on the web through REST API. If you are an Independent Software Developer, System Integrator, or CIO, this is a opportunity to accelerate your business innovation.
You may be familiar with nesting software API libraries that you must link or reference into your software product. What we offer are APIs available in our safe cloud structure, so you don't have to worry with hosting, configuration, updates, performance, etc.
Do you wear a Fitbit or Nike FuelBand? Have you ever used a Twitter or Facebook app or bought anything online? If you answered "yes" to any of these, you're already benefiting from APIs!
An API is an Application Programming Interface, which sounds pretty geeky, doesn't it? No worries, just think of APIs as shipping containers transporting content between ports of call. An API can represent Accelerated Product Innovation as well - okay, we made that up, but it's not so geeky and it is one of the benefits that APIs represent for your business.
APIs are the New EDI
In the 1990's, electronic data transactions between systems were performed in non real time. EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) services were used as the store and forward technology.
Unfortunately you can still .TXT see files flying around web and FTP and web servers worldwide.
APIs have gained tremendous popularity because of the low barrier to entry in using them. Ease of use facilitates adoption cycle time, shrinking the time required to integrate.
As powerful APIs are for driving internal improvements to your business, their value multiplies when used to integrate across partners.
How APIs are Created?
APIs are written using two major technical protocols: the Representational State Transfer (REST) protocol and the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP). As shown in the following figure, REST is by far the most popular standard for APIs today.
Don't worry, you won't be quizzed on the technical alphabet soup, but understanding general trends in technology in order to maintain a centrist approach is important. REST is the most broadly adopted standard for communicating with APIs today, due primarily to its easy of use when compared with SOAP.
Choosing REST will minimize the potential for your platform to be rooted in dead-end or dying technology.
Where do I Start?
If you are interested in knowing more details about this opportunity, please contact us and talk to us. We are going to assist you in all technical and business questions you may have.
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