If your API is integral to your business objectives, you need to invest in more than just the operational aspects of it. Whether your API is available to external development teams or internal product teams, you should make sure you have a robust API Readiness plan, just as you would prepare a Product Readiness plan for a standard application. As you develop and manage your API, you need to continually ask: is it ready?
In an effort to make it easy for you to answer this basic question, IBM and SmartBear have joined forces to create an integration that brings the two technologies together. By using the IBM API Management plugin for Ready! API, you can focus on API quality in addition to API operations. The plugin provides functionality for both the API Consumer and API provider, regardless of whether you are using SOAP or REST as your protocol.
Join Andy Thurai, API Program Director at IBM, and Ole Lensmar, CTO at SmartBear Software as they walk you through the API Lifecycle and API Readiness.