Based on consistent input from proactive requests, and feedback from our October ACT Meeting, we will be starting an ACT 'API' Work Group. You've likely heard this acronym bandied about quite often recently – stands for "Application Programming Interface."
Since this is such a wide-ranging subject, we'll use the first couple web meetings to define the scope of APIs in our industry, what we want to achieve, how the industry could/should work together, REST vs SOAP, etc.
If you are interested in participating in this new API work group, simply click here to let me know and I'll add you to our roster. We'll also be looking for two co-chairs for the group. If you're passionate about this subject, just let me know. You don't have to be an expert – I'll admit I'm not.
One point of view: "Your job is either above the API, or below the API. The difference is: above the API you tell the software what to do, below the API the software tells you what to do."
Questions? There'll be a lot, but this promises to be great discussion. Thanks for considering adding your voice to the discussion!
ACT Executive Director