It’s not easy being an IT specialist in a world where technology is rapidly changing and advancing. Not only do the IT specialists have to consider each important technological advancement individually, but they must also grapple with how all of these advancements intersect. The proliferation of mobile technology, along with the struggle to develop sound and useable APIs is a good example. This is where Kin Lane, the API Evangelist and luminary comes in, and according to Lane, it’s an interesting intersection indeed. To understand why APIs and new technologies like mobile and embedded devices are such a powerful tool in the big business toolbox, Kin takes us on a walk down memory lane, giving us some background on the evolution of the application programming interface (API).

Read the full article: The evolution of the API: A future beyond mobile and embedded systems


Previously with Kin Lane: API evangelist Kin Lane is still spreading the word

Kine Lane on twitter: @kinlane

Kin Lane's Blog: The API Evangelist

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