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An application programming interface (API) is utilized by users to build and/or alter the application (e.g. source code). can experience problems like incomplete, incorrect or non-compliant implementations. These issues could result from changes in version, state, stability or other similar issues that are associated with an API. An API (e.g. source code, etc.) might be able to execute correctly. While an API (e.g. source code, etc.) could run correctly (e.g. compile and/or pass the testsuite), users may not be able recognize changes in version, stability or similar issues related with APIs prior to committing the application to the repository, or deploying it in a system, network or any other system. A program developed in accordance with the API could not perform well, or be vulnerable to security issues or fail to perform as it was intended to. The flaws mentioned above and others are addressed with the systems and methods described herein.
It is to be understood that both the following general description and the specific description are examples and explanatory only , and are not intended to be restrictive. Methods and systems are described to facilitate API (API)management. An API management device (e.g., a server, an interface device, a version control device/system, a computing device, etc.) is able to accept a range of requests (e.g., instructions, commands, etc.).) There are a variety of client devices that are able to be used to process requests (e.g. commands or instructions.). to send an API and/or an API update (e.g. or source code, etc.).) for implementation (e.g., a code build, a code commit, a code distribution, etc.). An API management device is able to determine the operating status (e.g. index operable, operable values, etc.). The API management device is able to determine if the API has been updated or set up. For example, a request (e.g., command, instruction, etc.) An API can be implemented or updated by adding a specification (e.g. API description, etc.). associated with the API or API update (or part of the API or an API update or a portion of the API and/or API update). The API management device, built on the data (e.g. metadata, API, etc.).) that is part of the specification, can determine the operating status of the API and/or the API update. Verifying the operable status of the API or the API update may involve one or more verifications of policy to confirm that the API or APIupdate is in compliance to one or more API policy implementations. The device that manages APIs that is based on one or more of the verifications allows or denies the request to implement.
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