3 Reasons to Develop Content Integrations with Xillio’s API

by Rikkert Engels, on Nov 20, 2017 6:35:00 PM

If you are looking for an opportunity to integrate your content from a content repository into your own application, it might be an obvious choice to develop a connector that uses an application programming interface (API) of that repository. But whether you develop this yourself or let someone build it for you, an integration is never completed in just four easy clicks.

That’s all the more reason to look for an alternative to a native API – like Xillio’s new content integration API. Below we’ve listed three reasons for why you might want to consider using the Xillio API instead of trying to develop your own integrations.

1. No knowledge of native API
Getting to know an API, studying it, understanding its concept, and figuring out the authorizations is a time-consuming and comprehensive job. Often, the native APIs are written very similarly to the internal representation and is not based on the intended use. Therefore, a wrapper or many boilerplate codes must be written to create a well-working integration. With the Xillio API, this process is minimized. Using the Xillio API means a developer does not need to know the native API of the content repository that must be integrated.

2. True time saver
When it comes to integrating and accessing multiple repositories, the Xillio API is a true time saver. With one and the same API, it’s possible to extract content from different repositories. So, it’s not necessary to learn or understand multiple systems, nor write boilerplate code. The Xillio API is designed for integration use cases and developers can, therefore, achieve results very quickly. Another advantage of the Xillio API is that developers do not have to worry about different versions or updates of underlying systems; Xillio does this for them. Because of this, the API is a time-saver over the long term.

3. Contemporary
The Xillio API is a modern REST-based API that returns JSON. Support for REST and JSON is currently widespread. The API is easy to use in all kinds of development environments and toolstacks, including Java, C# and Javascript. It’s also useful for all types of applications, such as web applications and desktop applications. Therefore, developers don’t have to struggle with using a Java API within a .NET environment or vice versa. The Xillio content API ensures that content is easily accessible.



Business case for Xillio content integration API


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