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How to manage mobile devices with APIs

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Application programming interfaces (APIs) are rising in popularity in large part thanks to mobile application development, wrote George Lawton in a tip about using APIs to manage mobile devices. Because of this growth, developers should consider how to improve lifecycle management and governance. Lawton -- who spoke with Roberto Medrano, chief technology officer of SOA Software Inc. -- also highlighted some of the common misunderstandings and mistakes made when developers use APIs. To counter those mistakes, APIs can be better managed through planning, development governance, operational governance and sharing APIs with authorized developers.

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