ALL OUR PRODUCTS ARE API FIRST
Since its very first implementation, the services around Cloud computing technology have frantically boomed. The greatest players in the market already invested – and are still investing – huge amounts of resources in research and development of apps and innovative models, massively endorsing the cloud-native paradigm.
To fully exploit the edges of the cloud-native systems, here in GreenVulcano, we rewrote the designing phase of our Sibyl, Claudio, and Gaia products into a brand-new approach for the development of our applications: the API first.
WHAT IS THE API FIRST
An API (Application Programming Interface) is a set of communication definitions and protocols regulating and realizing the integration between software and apps.
The development of native apps for the cloud system implicates a complete shift in the developers’ minds, a sort of metamorphosis, where the “API first” paradigm acquires unconditioned priority.
API first is, hence, a systems development model which, affecting all the stream in the developing stage, centers the API around the development strategy.
EDGES OF THE API FIRST
Bringing into play the API provides for communication between products or services regardless of the implementation modalities (interoperability). It simplifies, in this way, a solid developmental process for the apps, cutting costs of time and money as well.
This allows relevant support in the development, management, and test processes, both during the realization of native – and the management of pre-existing – tools and products.
Adopting an API-first strategic approach, hence, has a remarkable value when scaling your business.
In fact, simplifying the integration processes of new components in a pre-existing architecture fosters cooperation between companies.
In a market where it is vital to adapt to change, in order to be competitive, the development of native cloud applications realized by means of an API approach, allows you to speed up the developmental processes.
The greater the skills of a company to lively and rapidly adapt to the market, the higher the value it can offer to its users and its future competitive capability.
In this way, an API-first approach allows us to design and assimilate technological resources that can be used to satisfy the needs of the users, moving towards a more user-centered perspective.