Welcome to the new API Leaders’ Podcast representing the point of views of the leaders of the API industry.

PODCAST #7 – APIOps and the API Economy, with Marjukka Niinioja

In this episode, APItalista Marjukka Niinioja talks about APIOps and the API Economy. Marjukka Niinioja is the Founding Partner at Osaango and co-author of API Economy 101 book.

0:00 : Introduction and Background
2:57 : What is APIOps?
7:25 : How do we start an API program following APIOps Cycles methodology?
11:00 : What are some of the tools that are available on www.apiopscycles.com?
15:28 : What advice would you give to a company?
19:50 : What are the rules, what are the methodologies for this mode of the API program?
22:16 : Internal vs external APIs
24:15 : How can you help about understanding how to think about business models for APIs?
27:00 : How do you evaluate the value of an integration even if the API is free vs making API access paid?
32:49 : Summary and conclusions, and interesting links

PODCAST #6 – Orderful EDI And APIs, with Erik Kiser

In this episode, Erik Kiser, Founder and CEO of Orderful, talks about APIs vs EDIs.

0:00 : Introduction and Background
3:24 : How many companies use EDIs today?
9:00 : What then an API for all EDIs brings to the game?
11:22: How much is the cost for a company to maintain EDI integrations?
15:26: Why do you think nobody made or thought of making this before?
17:24: What is the size of the market of EDI integration?
21:41: Infrastructure APIs business
23:08: How can you be sure that you still deliver all the businesses that go through you?
24:50: What is the design of these APIs?
28:27: With the data that you see through these APIs, were you contacted by ratings agencies anticipating signals about the market?
33:43: Is it worth engaging to build an API infrastructure company?
35:50: Summary, conclusions and how to follow up

PODCAST #5 – Pulse of GraphQL, with Jesse Martin

In this episode, Jesse Martin talks about the Pulse of GraphQL. Jesse Martin is the Organizer of GraphQL Days and Developer Relations and Solutions Architect at GraphCMS.

0:00 : Introduction and Background
3:33 : What is GraphQL and where does it come from?
7:20 : What was your vision on the event-side , community-side of this frenzyness?
10:42: Who are the fans? Who are the haters?
15:27: What’s the latest state of the GraphQL tooling maturity?
17:19: Who are the companies who are pushing GraphQL the most?
21:00: Where is the most vibrant GraphQL community?
25:17: In your work, how much is advocating for GraphCMS and how much is advocating for GraphQL?
29:52: Summary, conclusions and how to follow up

PODCAST #4 – Center of Excellence and API Governance, with Alan Glickenhouse

In this episode, Alan Glickenhouse talks about center of excellence, API governance and how to build your API guidelines. Alan is the Digital Transformation and API Business Strategist at IBM.

0:00 : Introduction and Background
1:34 : What is API governance?
5:43 : How do I think my API governance? How do we start?
8:42 : Who actually decides for this to happen?
11:46: How does API governance fits with culture? Can we change culture with APIs?
15:29: What are the biggest misconceptions you’ve seen in API governance?
17:32: What are the how-tos in API governance?
24:06: How do I make APIs not just an IT topic?
26:10: How do you achieve independence in API governance?
28:04: Center of Excellence vs Center of Enablement in APIs
30:10: Summary and conclusions and how to follow up

PODCAST #3 – GRPC, with Kasun Indrasiri

In this episode, Kasun Indrasiri talks about what we need to know about GRPC. Kasun Indrasiri is the author of GRPC Up and Running.

0:00 : Introduction and Background
3:00 : What’s GRPC and where does it come from? What’s the main principle of this API technology?
4:40: What are its main benefits?
7:33: What are the companies adopting GRPC?
9:22: Who have been the companies using it? Does GRPC deliver promise for these companies?
13:11: How does product developers work? Does it create a coupling? Does it create depth? Does the protocol handle everything by itself?
17:14: What is the state of the tooling ecosystem?
19:22: How does a transition to GRPC work?
27:00: Does GRPC accomplish its promise?
28:45: GRPC as public APIs
30:07: Summary, conclusions, the book and how to follow up

PODCAST #2 – API Product Management, with Amancio Bouza and Andrea Zulian

In this episode, API experts and thought leaders Amancio Bouza & Andrea Zulian talk about how and why to think your APIs as a product and how to manage your APIs as a product.

0:00 : Introduction and Background
4:13 : Why writing a book on APi product management?
7:10 : How do you define API product and API product management?
10:29 : APIs-as-product : is it more a mindset or a practice?
13:43 : Who are the users vs customer of an API product?
17:58 : The role of the Developer API product adption
19:30 : Should all APIs, internal or external, be treated as product?
21:20 : How do you scale API productization inside an organization?
24:34 : How about API governance models?
27:00 : What are the tools API product managers for an API journey
30:48 : API products and product APIs : what business model for what kind of monetization?
34:38 : Does GraphQL kills the idea of API products?
36:42 : Summary, books, links and how to follow up

PODCAST #1 – The Fallacy of API Factories, with Erik Wilde

In this episode, Erik Wilde, API Catalyst @ Axway, talks about “The Fallacy of API Factories”. Erik is the co-author of “Continuous API Management” and currently an API catalyst at Axway.

0:00 : Introduction and Background
2:38 : What are your definition of API factories and why they are Fallacies?
9:03 : Are API landscapes the solution?
11:08 : Should/Must all APIs treated as products?
13:20 : How can we scale the API practice in a organization?
15:30 : Are other model of factories possible? What is the role of API Center of Enablement
18:26 : How to design your KPIs for APIs?
23:25 : What are the vanity metrics for APIs program?
27:09 : How to start today your API workshop in your organization?
30:54 : Summary and conclusions, and interesting links