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The Wild Ride Of Web Service Apis

In this episode of the TPM podcast show Robert Fox, a Vice President of Application Development at Liaison Technologies, explains how the amazing opportunities that are arising from the proliferation of web service APIs, but that it comes at a price. It is now possible to integrate many applications and services together to create powerful experiences. Unfortunately, the explosion of Web APIs is a moving target with little adherence to standards, consistency, or reliability. The SLAs given with many web APIs sets are vague and we have already discovered that anyone relying on web APIs will almost certainly be thrown off the horse every so often when the APIs they depend on change. Robert hopes that we may start to see more standardization in APIs and their governance.