This article is focused on SaaS and Application developers considering how to best meet their end-user’s integration and automation needs.
Depending on what you read, and what you believe, the first API was released at the turn of the Century. Whether it was public or private, and whether it was actually 2000 or not, doesn’t matter. The point is that it was at least 15 years ago, positively stone age.
So we have all been dealing with how our applications integrate with each other for a little while now.