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Prepare Yourself for Next Generation Digital Commerce

During the 18th century steam engines powered the industrial revolution. Today Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are at the heart of the digital revolution. Often described as currency in the digital world, APIs are especially valuable to retailers and brands for guaranteeing speed and safety in the exchange of information and delivering  the agility needed to quickly build customer experiences. This practical guide shows commerce developers how to enable rich consumer experiences on every device and channel using APIs.

In this - third O’Reilly book - Author Kelly Goetsch, Chief Product Officer of commercetools, provides readers with both a high-level introduction of APIs, as well as detailed instructions on how to model, build, deploy, and expose APIs for maximum benefit. In short: Learn how smart commerce works. 

APIs for Modern Commerce: Content Overview

  • What APIs are and why APIs are so valuable for digital commerce
  • How and why to model commerce APIs before the implementation
  • Building APIs using Microservices and how the two pair so well together
  • How to deploy commerce APIs
  • Consuming and extending APIs to achieve maximum flexibility and differentiation

About the Author

Kelly Goetsch is Chief Product Officer at commercetools. He came to commercetools from Oracle, where he led product management for their microservices initiatives. Before that, he was an architect with ATG. He is the author of four books - GraphQL for Modern Commerce (O'Reilly, 2020), APIs for Modern Commerce (O'Reilly, 2017), Microservices for Modern Commerce (O'Reilly, 2016) and E-Commerce in the Cloud (O'Reilly, 2014). He holds a bachelor's degree in entrepreneurship and a master's degree in management information systems, both from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He holds three patents, including one key to distributed computing.