API development at scale: From design artifact to your SCM.

From ignite to SCM: Scale your APIs.

Most enterprises need 400-2,000 APIs to build out their API catalogs — a backlog that size needs to scale. By using a series of design templates to generate code and deploy directly to SCM, ignite enables API developers to simply review code and add business logic, rather than handcode from scratch.

Faster delivery & fewer errors.

Do more… by doing less. ignite lets you start building immediately, knowing you’ll have ample time to focus on the important details — reuse or extend existing APIs and methods you need and let the platform handle design standards and boilerplate.

Build APIs consumers love to use.

The API Products you build shouldn’t need to change fundamentally. But API consumers should be able to self-serve on their own reuse or extension. ignite’s accelerators guide them through the minor changes needed to consume your API for their applications.

Self-service API consumption and iteration.

Find and combine APIs and microservices.

Visibility on all API types (internal, partner, public, 3rd-party), particularly those just released or coming soon, can be quite helpful to API consumers. ignite keeps you up-to-date and ahead of the curb, letting you reuse or combine at the method or microservice level.

Self-service iteration & consumption.

Domain-based information models keep APIs and methods tied to the correct mappings as you build, equipping API consumers to self-serve on consumption and iteration at granularity — whether you need a method within an API or you wish to consume as is.

Put more tools in your tool box.

When you move from consuming 10s to 1,000s of APIs, you need speed, control, and a richness of information beyond the code. ignite provides quality at scale, with visibility on every design artifact and the ability to initiate and track that API in realtime.

Engage more stakeholders for greater customer-centricity.

Find and combine API building blocks.

ignite equips API Developers and Consumers with the exact components needed to build quickly with quality. They can simply find and combine the building blocks needed, publish the templates, and paste the code snippets to watch their applications spring to life.

From idea to delivery: Engage your stakeholders.

Developing with building block code is so accessible, business roles are now able to actualize their ideas — great news for digital teams tasked to engage new opportunities. With the ability to create API product prototypes on the fly to show a partner exactly how something would work, you’re well-equipped to make your case to stakeholders.

Design-driven development: Iterate with ease.

Business capability APIs present a new era of development and reporting. Not only will stakeholders appreciate a quicker time to launch by building with pre-packaged building blocks, but ignite’s real-time reporting will deliver estimates and business value quickly, so iterations can be made responsively.

Development Teams Demo

To show the role of development teams in ignite, this demo highlights a segment of the full end-to-end lifecycle, using a “Healthy Lifestyle” API Product as example. 

View to see how ignite API Products are developed in a fast, well-governed way, ensuring: 

  • Development teams can swiftly assign and prioritize tasks from one place – no more multi-versioned spreadsheets, docs, emails, and unnecessary meetings. ignite integrates with your Agile sprint planner. 
  • Developers are freed up to concentrate on the usage of the API, rather than solely the creation. ignite generates code quickly from the implementation design details, leaving more time to innovate and support the customer experience. 

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    See how all roles within your organization can work collaboratively to Plan, Design, Build, and Run successful APIs.


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    Product Views

    Code Snippets 

    ignite produces targeted documentation, including only the needed API methods, in one convenient place so you copy and paste the technology that you choose into your client application.  

    Completion Guides 

    The completion guide ensures each of your designated data standards get the greenlight so you know how your APIs are being used and where. 

    The Browse View 

    You can expand a service to get a more granular view of the resource methods, lineage, workflows, associated taxonomy and glossary terms, NFRs, and SLAs that make up each API. 

    Jira Integration 

    ignite integrates seamlessly with Jira to send an entry to team backlogs when an API product is marked as complete. This will link to the design specification in ignite, as well as any extra descriptions of the customer stories that need support. 

    Searchable, Holistic Repository 

    Everything is mapped to the Business Glossary so your global teams have search access to what’s been built and what needs to be built. 

    Resources

    Realtime Testing Sandbox to ignite Runtime, only e2e, and ignite integrates with whatever you have.

    digitalML Chief Architect Andy Medlicott discusses how developers’ lives are made easier when the right elements (SLAs, NFRs) are included within the metadata of an API. 

    A look at the right platform to use when it comes to API Product Management versus API Management. 

    At the ignite User Conference, ACI covered the challenges of achieving global visibility and local relevancy.

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