9 tips for building, managing and running APIs within your business: Four Apigee customers highlight API strategy pitfalls

These are some of the biggest mistakes developers make when implementing an API strategy, and how to avoid them


“It’s never been easier to construct an API, but running them and managing them has never been harder: devops, security, cloud,” said Ed Anuff, SVP product strategy for Apigee, the API management platform company, as he opened the I Love APIs conference in London this week.

"Scale is the starting point, and is what most people get wrong."

These sort of mistakes when implementing an application programming interface (API) strategy in the enterprise can be avoided with a little bit of forethought and by heeding the advice of companies that have been there, seen it and done it.

Here is some advice from the likes of Bupa, Marks and Spencer, Laterooms.com and Thomson Reuters on how to implement APIs across your business in the smoothest way possible.

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