What open API means for today’s IT and physical security strategies

Posted on : 11/25/2021

Open-source software is nothing new. In fact, it’s been around since the 1990s when it was popularized during the dot-com boom. Open source software makes it free to use and modify the source code. While similar, open application programming interface, or API, software takes this a step farther. Open API still gives developers universal access to software programs, but it’s also a tool for making platforms communicate with each other. Through open API, companies can let outside users and developers access code resources to quickly and efficiently make different programs work together with less code to write from scratch.

Just because the software claims to be open, however, doesn’t mean it has good open API design. A great open API source will be easy to work with, straightforward, and contain all the necessary information to use the code properly.