Being connected has always been a goal of humanity. In the beginning it only happened through personal contact, shortly followed by written messages such as letters. Coming into the modern age, we then had the telegraph and then the telephone.
The computer age eventually brought about the internet, which meant we were connected like never before—through email, chat and, today, videoconferencing.
There were other parts of interconnection, though, that have been slow to catch up. A prime example is interconnection between systems and programs—making applications work together has been a major challenge for IT departments and programmers, and for many years required detailed and skillful programming.
A later development was the application program interface, or API, which did make things easier, but APIs themselves could only map one system to another, and still required coding.
Today, however, we’re on the brink of a true revolution in application interconnection—no more barriers. Applications can simply be connected up and work together through a central hub. This ebook explains all of this in detail.