APIs (application programming interfaces) are no longer just a technical detail of interest to computer scientists. Banks, for example, are launching API platforms, and we hear the term “API first” thrown around in discussions of business strategy. We’ve used APIs for decades so we decided to take a look at why they are seemingly more important now than ever. We’ll have more to say on APIs in coming months.
Great post! An interesting further point of discussion is the advent of "consumer data rights" which mandate companies (e.g. banks) making some of your personal personal data available via APIs.