One sunny side of modern technology that has changed the software landscape is the concept of open ecosystems. From one software vendor that either has to have a large range of services to cover as many business needs as possible, to ten different vendors and also ten different applications that are all independent of each other... we now have what is called the API economy. I'm not a technical person myself, I'll try to explain this in a way that I would understand the concept as well. But let's start from the beginning: What is an API? API stands for Application Programming Interface (I'm impressed if you've heard this acronym before).
But more importantly, how do they make our lives easier? Basically, an API is a bundle of code that bridges digital services and allows one application or platform to access information or functionality from another. In short, APIs enable different digital services to connect. So instead of having to go to one big vendor that offers everything, build everything from scratch, or have ten different applications that meet your different business needs on ten different platforms, you can just run your ten different applications from different vendors on one platform. Magic, science, whatever you want to call it!
Thanks to the API economy, we now have this open ecosystem. Software vendors can easily specialize in providing services that they do best, and the customer can choose what suits their business needs. It's (mostly) cost effective and definitely more user friendly.
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