API Creator Evaluators can use this page to get a quick sense of what it does, its value proposition, and how it differs from other alternatives.
REST/JSON-based Web Services are an accepted approach for mobile, cloud-based partnerships, and participation in an Enterprise Service Bus. These require that the Services support security and integrity for transactional data exposed through public APIs. These critical elements often constitute half the app for update oriented database applications.
And there are issues that directly affect business agility and TCO:
API Creator provides Web Services for REST/JSON access to database data, with unique spreadsheet-like declaration of transactional business logic and security. It is provided as a service, so there is nothing to install. No IDE is required; you simply use the Logic Builder via the Browser to define your Resources, Logic and Security.
The transactional logic addressed by API Creator while simple to specify, is remarkably powerful. It automates complex, multi-table business logic - not just multi-field/multi-table validations, but more importantly, multi-table derivations. Security is fine-grained, down to the row and column-instance level.
API Creator provides strategic value for your organization, beyond enabling mobile and cloud access via Rest:
API Creator automates the rest interfaces, the data access, and the security/business logic for transactional applications. While the automation is wide in scope, it is designed to fit into an Enterprise architecture.
The example above is designed to communicate the point as simply as possible. But of course, your application will likely contain more complicated requirements, so it's important to understand whether these are addressed.
API Creator automates Advanced Examples with remarkable power, including
You can be underway in minutes: create an account, create a project, and you are up. Your Base Tables are exposed as Resources so you can begin client development in parallel with logic development. You can migrate these to Defined Resources for database insulation and latency reduction.
It is not required that you expose your entire database, nor rewrite existing logic. You simply expose the data you wish by defining Resources, and define its logic and security.
Multi-table logic is optimized to optimize and eliminate SQL operations. Logic and sql handling are extensible and debuggable.
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