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Digital Bonding: Expand Your API Strategy Beyond REST APIs

REST APIs Are One Of Many Mechanisms For Digital Connections With Customers And Partners

July 25, 2019

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  • By Randy Heffner
  • with Christopher Mines,
  • Jeffrey Hammond,
  • Abigail Livingston,
  • Christine Turley

Why Read This Report

Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders pursue REST API strategy for customer and partner integration because REST helps expand ecosystems, grow market presence, and create new products, revenue streams, and engagement channels. But REST-only strategies don't match the full range of business relationship dynamics. Digital bonding strategy works better than REST-only by encompassing a broader array of possibilities and interaction models. This report defines digital bonding and helps AD&D pros lead their organizations in raising their API game.

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Table of Contents

  • Enterprises Need Digital Bonding, Not Merely External REST APIs
  • Digital Bonding Strategy Can Leverage Many Old And New Mechanisms
  • Recommendations

  • Expand Your API Strategy Thinking Beyond REST
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