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What does the API Economy 101 book contain?

Jarkko Moilanen, Marjukka Niinioja, Marko Seppänen & Mika Honkanen joined forces, wrote API Talous 101 book and translated it into English for you. Here is a table of contents of the book to give you overall look at what can be found inside the book covers. 

· API Economy 101

SECTION I: BEGIN WITH BUSINESS

1 WARNING: THE API ECONOMY MAY CHANGE YOUR BUSINESS MODEL

  • THINK OF A BOOK AS AN API AND A PUBLISHER AS THE PLATFORM
  • “WE DO NOT BOTHER BUSINESS WITH THIS API STUFF”
  • API OR PLATFORM ECONOMY?
  • SUMMARY

2 WHAT VALUE DOES YOUR API ADD?

  • ADDED VALUE IS EXPERIENCE
  • PIECES OF ADDED VALUE
  • API AS A MEANS TO VALUE
  • SUMMARY

3 APIS IN THE ECOSYSTEM

  • ECOSYSTEMS ARE A NEW CORNERSTONE OF DIGITAL BUSINESS
  • APIS AS GLOBAL GATEWAYS
  • SUMMARY


4 TRACTION IN THE PLATFORM ACTION

  • VALUE COMES FROM INTERACTION
  • WHY DO BUSINESS MODELS CHANGE?
  • API ECONOMY: A PLATFORM ECONOMY FORERUNNER
  • SUMMARY


5 API – A PRODUCT, SERVICE, OR SOMETHING ELSE?

  • “API INCLUDED”
  • RESOURCE-ORIENTED API WORLDVIEW
  • SUMMARY


6 BUSINESS MODELS FROM APIS TO PLATFORMS

  • OTHER CRITICAL ASPECTS OF THE BUSINESS MODEL
  • THE BEST BUSINESS MODEL FOR ME?
  • WHO IS YOUR CUSTOMER, WHAT IS YOUR OFFER, AND HOW DO YOU PRODUCE IT?
  • SUMMARY
     

SECTION II: APIS – THE LIMITED EDITION


7 CONSUME INTERNALLY – INTERNAL AND PRIVATE APIS

  • THE DISTRESS AROUND DATA MODELS
  • WHERE IS THE INTERNAL API LOCATED AND WHO USES IT?
  • DOES THE INTERNAL API HAVE A FUTURE?
  • SUMMARY


8 FOR THE SAKE OF PARTNERHOOD – PARTNER APIS

  • STEP INTO THE API ECONOMY THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS
  • CHOOSING A PARTNER
  • APIS MAKE IT EASIER TO EXPAND YOUR PARTNER NETWORK
  • OTHERS DO THE SALES
  • SERVICE BUSINESS INSTEAD OF PROJECT BUSINESS
  • PARTNER APIS OPEN DOORS TO NEW MARKETS
  • SOMEONE HAS ALREADY SOLVED YOUR PROBLEM
  • MORE DEVICE SALES AND BETTER CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
  • WHAT TO DO WHEN THE API IS READY?
  • IS THERE LIFE AFTER PARTNER API DEVELOPMENT?
  • SUMMARY


9 APPLY EXTERNALLY – PUBLIC API

  • BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC AP
  • OPEN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
  • OPEN DATA API
  • OPEN BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES WITH OPEN DATA APIS
  • SUMMARY


10 THE DEVELOPER COMMUNITY AS CUSTOMER

  • IGNITING PASSION AND CREATIVITY
  • FROM INNOVATORS TO LAGGARDS
  • EMPATHIZE WITH DEVELOPERS
  • LIKE PEELING ONIONS
  • DEVELOPERS ARE LAZY, AND TIME IS PRECIOUS
  • THE EXPANDING DEVELOPER COMMUNITY
  • SUMMARY


SECTION III: THE LEAN LEAP TO APIS
 

11 APIS CHANGE YOUR ORGANIZATION

  • APIS DO MORE THAN JUST CHANGE IT
  • INTRODUCING YOUR ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
  • A REAL-WORLD EXAMPLE OF A SWEEPING BUSINESS CHANGE
  • NO APIS WITHOUT AGILE METHODS
  • SUMMARY


12 ENCOUNTERS ON CANVAS

  • FROM A VALUE PROPOSITION TO THE BUSINESS MODEL
  • TRIED AND TESTED
  • SUMMARY


13 START BY EXPERIMENTING LIGHTLY

  • FIGURE OUT THE BIG PICTURE
  • MINIMUM VALUE-ADDING PRODUCT
  • STABILIZE THE FACADE
  • ONCE INTERFACE EXPERIMENTS ARE COMPLETE, INFRASTRUCTURE EXPERIMENTATION BEGINS
  • PLAN THE LIFECYCLE BEFORE PUBLISHING
  • SUMMARY


14 STYLE ABOVE CODE – API DESIGN GUIDE

  • STANDARD INTERFACES
  • THE ROLE OF THE API DESIGN GUIDE IN API DEVELOPMENT
  • EVALUATE AND VALIDATE API DESIGN
  • FORMULATE, TEST, EVALUATE
  • USE STANDARDS
  • AFTER THE API RELEASE
  • SUMMARY


15 AUDIT YOUR APIS

  • SECURITY OR COMPLIANCE?
  • USABILITY TESTING IS ALSO PART OF THE API
  • DID YOU BUY OR INHERIT YOUR API?
  • SUMMARY


16 THE DEVELOPER EXPERIENCE IS THE NEW BLACK

  • INTERFACES TO FALL IN LOVE WITH
  • CUSTOMER JOURNEY AS A COMMON NARRATIVE
  • DEVELOPER EXPERIENCE IS NOT JUST TECHNOLOGY
  • A GOOD DEVELOPER EXPERIENCE IS THE SUM OF ITS PARTS
  • CREATING VALUE
  • LOW BARRIERS
  • UPDATED AND COMPREHENSIVE DOCUMENTATION
  • WHEN I CAN’T FIND WHAT I NEED ...
  • CONTINUOUS DEVELOPMENT
  • SUMMARY


17 PUBLISH QUICKLY, SUPPORT, MEASURE, AND LEARN

  • RELEASE THE FIRST VERSION OF YOUR API QUICKLY
  • BUILD AN OVERALL VIEW WITH SUITABLE METRICS
  • APIS AND DEVOPS COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER
  • SUMMARY


SECTION IV: MANAGING APIS
 

18 EXPOSED INTERFACES

  • CAN AN API EXIST WITHOUT API MANAGEMENT?
  • DECENTRALIZED API MANAGEMENT IN A LARGE ENTERPRISE
  • SUMMARY


19 DISTRIBUTE AND MANAGE

  • DOES AN API ALWAYS NEED MICROSERVICES?
  • SOURCE OF ETERNAL YOUTH
  • SUMMARY


20 IDENTITY CRISIS

  • RIGHT ACCESS CONTROL MATTERS
  • IS YOUR IDENTITY BASED ON EMAIL?
  • SUMMARY


EPILOGUE
GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

2 WHAT VALUE DOES YOUR API ADD?

  • ADDED VALUE IS EXPERIENCE
  • PIECES OF ADDED VALUE
  • API AS A MEANS TO VALUE
  • SUMMARY

3 APIS IN THE ECOSYSTEM

  • ECOSYSTEMS ARE A NEW CORNERSTONE OF DIGITAL BUSINESS
  • APIS AS GLOBAL GATEWAYS
  • SUMMARY

4 TRACTION IN THE PLATFORM ACTION

  • VALUE COMES FROM INTERACTION
  • WHY DO BUSINESS MODELS CHANGE?
  • API ECONOMY: A PLATFORM ECONOMY FORERUNNER
  • SUMMARY


5 API – A PRODUCT, SERVICE, OR SOMETHING ELSE?

  • “API INCLUDED”
  • RESOURCE-ORIENTED API WORLDVIEW
  • SUMMARY


6 BUSINESS MODELS FROM APIS TO PLATFORMS

  • OTHER CRITICAL ASPECTS OF THE BUSINESS MODEL
  • THE BEST BUSINESS MODEL FOR ME?
  • WHO IS YOUR CUSTOMER, WHAT IS YOUR OFFER, AND HOW DO YOU PRODUCE IT?
  • SUMMARY
     

SECTION II: APIS – THE LIMITED EDITION


7 CONSUME INTERNALLY – INTERNAL AND PRIVATE APIS

  • THE DISTRESS AROUND DATA MODELS
  • WHERE IS THE INTERNAL API LOCATED AND WHO USES IT?
  • DOES THE INTERNAL API HAVE A FUTURE?
  • SUMMARY


8 FOR THE SAKE OF PARTNERHOOD – PARTNER APIS

  • STEP INTO THE API ECONOMY THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS
  • CHOOSING A PARTNER
  • APIS MAKE IT EASIER TO EXPAND YOUR PARTNER NETWORK
  • OTHERS DO THE SALES
  • SERVICE BUSINESS INSTEAD OF PROJECT BUSINESS
  • PARTNER APIS OPEN DOORS TO NEW MARKETS
  • SOMEONE HAS ALREADY SOLVED YOUR PROBLEM
  • MORE DEVICE SALES AND BETTER CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
  • WHAT TO DO WHEN THE API IS READY?
  • IS THERE LIFE AFTER PARTNER API DEVELOPMENT?
  • SUMMARY


9 APPLY EXTERNALLY – PUBLIC API

  • BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC AP
  • OPEN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
  • OPEN DATA API
  • OPEN BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES WITH OPEN DATA APIS
  • SUMMARY


10 THE DEVELOPER COMMUNITY AS CUSTOMER

  • IGNITING PASSION AND CREATIVITY
  • FROM INNOVATORS TO LAGGARDS
  • EMPATHIZE WITH DEVELOPERS
  • LIKE PEELING ONIONS
  • DEVELOPERS ARE LAZY, AND TIME IS PRECIOUS
  • THE EXPANDING DEVELOPER COMMUNITY
  • SUMMARY


SECTION III: THE LEAN LEAP TO APIS
 

11 APIS CHANGE YOUR ORGANIZATION

  • APIS DO MORE THAN JUST CHANGE IT
  • INTRODUCING YOUR ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
  • A REAL-WORLD EXAMPLE OF A SWEEPING BUSINESS CHANGE
  • NO APIS WITHOUT AGILE METHODS
  • SUMMARY


12 ENCOUNTERS ON CANVAS

  • FROM A VALUE PROPOSITION TO THE BUSINESS MODEL
  • TRIED AND TESTED
  • SUMMARY


13 START BY EXPERIMENTING LIGHTLY

  • FIGURE OUT THE BIG PICTURE
  • MINIMUM VALUE-ADDING PRODUCT
  • STABILIZE THE FACADE
  • ONCE INTERFACE EXPERIMENTS ARE COMPLETE, INFRASTRUCTURE EXPERIMENTATION BEGINS
  • PLAN THE LIFECYCLE BEFORE PUBLISHING
  • SUMMARY


14 STYLE ABOVE CODE – API DESIGN GUIDE

  • STANDARD INTERFACES
  • THE ROLE OF THE API DESIGN GUIDE IN API DEVELOPMENT
  • EVALUATE AND VALIDATE API DESIGN
  • FORMULATE, TEST, EVALUATE
  • USE STANDARDS
  • AFTER THE API RELEASE
  • SUMMARY


15 AUDIT YOUR APIS

  • SECURITY OR COMPLIANCE?
  • USABILITY TESTING IS ALSO PART OF THE API
  • DID YOU BUY OR INHERIT YOUR API?
  • SUMMARY


16 THE DEVELOPER EXPERIENCE IS THE NEW BLACK

  • INTERFACES TO FALL IN LOVE WITH
  • CUSTOMER JOURNEY AS A COMMON NARRATIVE
  • DEVELOPER EXPERIENCE IS NOT JUST TECHNOLOGY
  • A GOOD DEVELOPER EXPERIENCE IS THE SUM OF ITS PARTS
  • CREATING VALUE
  • LOW BARRIERS
  • UPDATED AND COMPREHENSIVE DOCUMENTATION
  • WHEN I CAN’T FIND WHAT I NEED ...
  • CONTINUOUS DEVELOPMENT
  • SUMMARY


17 PUBLISH QUICKLY, SUPPORT, MEASURE, AND LEARN

  • RELEASE THE FIRST VERSION OF YOUR API QUICKLY
  • BUILD AN OVERALL VIEW WITH SUITABLE METRICS
  • APIS AND DEVOPS COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER
  • SUMMARY


SECTION IV: MANAGING APIS
 

18 EXPOSED INTERFACES

  • CAN AN API EXIST WITHOUT API MANAGEMENT?
  • DECENTRALIZED API MANAGEMENT IN A LARGE ENTERPRISE
  • SUMMARY


19 DISTRIBUTE AND MANAGE

  • DOES AN API ALWAYS NEED MICROSERVICES?
  • SOURCE OF ETERNAL YOUTH
  • SUMMARY


20 IDENTITY CRISIS

  • RIGHT ACCESS CONTROL MATTERS
  • IS YOUR IDENTITY BASED ON EMAIL?
  • SUMMARY


EPILOGUE
GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

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