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What is IBM Connect?

IBM API Connect enables users to create, assemble, manage, secure and socialize web application programming interfaces (APIs). It runs as a Virtual appliance on a Virtual machine and uses the IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances as gateways.

What does IBM API Connect do?

API Connect is a complete, modern, intuitive and scalable API platform that lets you create, securely expose, manage and monetize APIs across clouds so that you and your customers can power digital applications and spur innovation.

Where can clients deploy API connect?

API Connect works wherever your applications and data are—on premises, in containers or in the cloud—deploying anywhere Docker containers are supported.

What is API connection?

API is the acronym for Application Programming Interface, which is a software intermediary that allows two applications to talk to each other. Each time you use an app like Facebook, send an instant message, or check the weather on your phone, you’re using an API.

What is an API in layman’s terms?

What is an API in simple terms? An API is essentially a messenger that takes requests, translates, and returns responses. When you sit down to order at a restaurant, the waiter takes your order, relays it to the kitchen, and returns with your food. In this scenario, the waiter acts as the API, or intermediary.

Why do we use API?

A key tool to tackling this challenge is the Application Programming Interface (API), which at its most basic acts as a door or window into a software program, allowing other programs to interact with it without the need for a developer to share its entire code.

Where is API used?

Web applications use APIs to connect user-facing front ends with all-important back end functionality and data. Streaming services like Spotify and Netflix use APIs to distribute content. Automotive companies like Tesla send software updates via APIs. Others use APIs to unlock car data for third-parties.

Is REST API and RESTful API same?

One of the most popular types of API is REST or, as they’re sometimes known, RESTful APIs. REST or RESTful APIs were designed to take advantage of existing protocols. While REST – or Representational State Transfer – can be used over nearly any protocol, when used for web APIs it typically takes advantage of HTTP.


HTTP is a communication protocol with a given mechanism for server-client data transfer , it’s most commonly used in REST API just because REST was inspired by WWW (world wide web) which largely used HTTP before REST was defined, so it’s easier to implement REST API style with HTTP.

Does API use HTTP?

A HTTP API is ANY API that makes use of HTTP as their transfer protocol. This means that even SOAP can be considered a HTTP API, as long as it will use HTTP for transport, but most HTTP APIs will make more and better use of the infrastructure and possibilities of HTTP.

Is REST API always HTTP?

The short answer is that a RESTful service does generally imply HTTP, but it’s not strictly necessary. If you look at Roy Fielding’s PhD thesis, you’ll see that REST is defined in chapter 5, while it’s applied to HTTP in chapter 6. “Representational state transfer” is indeed quite abstract.

Can rest be used without http?

Besides the constraints mentioned in Fielding’s dissertation, in his blog post REST APIs must be hypertext-driven, Fielding clarified that just invoking a service via HTTP does not make it RESTful. Although REST is used via HTTP most of the time, it is not restricted to this protocol.


Rather, JSON is a format, commonly associated with REST services, even though REST itself is format agnostic. That means that, while JSON is the most commonly used format, REST allows you to use XML, HTML, pure text, and even custom formats.

Who uses JSON API?

27 companies reportedly use JSON API in their tech stacks, including Runtastic, Backend, and AdCombo.

  • Runtastic.
  • Backend.
  • AdCombo.
  • Vacasa.
  • xxxx-trial.
  • PACE.
  • Rentger.
  • My Job Glasses.

What is the difference between JSON and API?

Very first thing to mention, JSON is not an API but a data format webservices and programs use to communicate to each other. Webservices can be of many forms but most popular are REST and SOAP. Webservices give you a way to interact with remote machines and communicate with them.

Is GraphQL JSON?

GraphQL services typically respond using JSON, however the GraphQL spec does not require it. JSON is also very familiar to client and API developers, and is easy to read and debug. In fact, the GraphQL syntax is partly inspired by the JSON syntax.