The Client-Cloud Paradigm and the API Economy

Exadel’s David Schoenbach published a very interesting article on how APIs are exposing value and changing the nature of the Internet.

In 2012, the client-server par­a­digm, which has dom­i­nated ap­pli­ca­tion ar­chi­tec­ture — and the modern Web architecture which is its most modern in­car­na­tion — over the past twenty years, is giving ground to a more broadly dis­trib­uted client-cloud ap­proach. As this shift hap­pens, it promises to un­lock value in pre­vi­ously under-utilized en­ter­prise data and media con­tent. The cat­a­lyst for this change is to be found in the ex­plo­sion of ap­pli­ca­tion pro­gram­ming in­ter­faces, or APIs, which ex­pose re­sources within and be­yond the cor­po­rate fire­wall and re­de­fine the on­line economy.

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