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What is API Discovery? And what kind of functionalities should an API Discovery provide?

I want to know what is API Discovery? And what kind of functionalities should an API Discovery provide. Can anyone please help me out.

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API Discovery has been doing rounds of discussions in the market, especially among the developers who are developing their software. For those who are looking forward to a seamless connection for different areas of the software, API discovery has been very significant in their pursuit.

If you are a developer developing an internal or an external API, API performance monitoring and API Discovery is vital for you.

Whether a SOAP or a REST API, it is always important to discover API endpoints. These endpoints which are the touchpoints of the application communication are mostly the URLs of a server.

These are the URLs from where the API can fetch the necessary resources, which are required to carry on the operations. Thereby the discovery of API endpoints is crucial for API performance monitoring.

With API performance, you can identify if any of the bottlenecks exist outside the server. Such bottlenecks although do not relate with your application’s performance but can still cause a menace by abrupting the end user’s experience.

Thus, API performance monitoring ensures well-aided back-end business operations, alert operations, and web services for a seamless user experience.

API Discovery is when you look out for different API resources to fill in the gaps of your software application. This makes it very crucial to find the right APIs which serve the purpose optimally to the behest of the application.

There are chances that you might find the right set of API resources within your partners’ circle, but at several occasions, you have to head out for other public API resources such as Google, Github, ProgrammableWeb etc.

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