API’s are becoming the ubiquitous term for all things web. They provide a level of flexibility that, over time will allow your organisation to rapidly develop applications that are modular, easy to maintain and adapt to various implementation.
The problem with all this goodness is monitoring, testing, etc. Believe me when I say that this can easily turn into torrid waters for any developer. So, to help, take a look at the link below, it’s a comprehensive list of tools and the like - comprehensive enough to help you dip your toes into API-goodness and short enough to keep you interested: