Developing the API Mindset
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Developing the API Mindset

Preparing Your Business for Private, Partner, and Public APIs

About the Book

Nordic APIs will be donating all proceeds from this e-book as well as our latest one to the Salvation Army in Stockholm. They’re doing a great job helping the homeless in that city, and we’re happy to be supporting their efforts.

About the Author

Nordic APIs
Nordic APIs

In 2013, Nordic APIs was formed to help organizations become more innovative, lean, and efficient. Nordic APIs has grown into one of only a handful of all-­API-­related event series held anywhere in the world. After hosting more than a dozen events, the community has grown to include hundreds of international thought leaders. Through the global reach of its blog, Nordic APIs is connected to 10's of thousands of API practitioners from around the world. Visit for more information.

Table of Contents

  • Forward: Developing the API Mindset
  • How to use this E-book
  • Definitions – An API by any Other Name
  • Introduction: Choosing Between Private, Partner and Public APIs
  • 1.1 Overview: Why Start with Private APIs
  • 1.2 Business Benefits of Private APIs
  • 1.3 Private API Challenges: When a Private API is Not Private
  • 1.4 Case Study: Bisnode
  • 1.5 Reflections
  • 2.1 Overview: Building a Successful Partner API Strategy
  • 2.2 Business Benefits of Partner APIs
  • 2.3 Partner API Challenges: User Authentication to Manage External Access to Data
  • 2.4 Case Study: LEGO
  • 2.5 Reflections
  • 3.1 Overview: Building a Platform and Ecosystem with Public APIs
  • 3.2 Business Benefits of Public APIs
  • 3.3 Public API Challenges
  • 3.4 Case Study: Podio
  • 3.5 Reflections
  • 4.1 Conclusion: The Roadmap from Private to Public APIs
  • Endnotes

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