In previous parts of the series we covered the need for APIs to be be valuable, have business models and be easy to adopt. In this post we’ll cover the the next item on the list – API Management: The API Should be Managed. What does this mean? and why would it be important? Before getting started, we should acknowledge that 3scale provides tools and infrastructure to do exactly this so this might appear self serving! However, there are multiple ways to API Management in place – not just using a third party, so we encourage people to explore what’s best for them whether it be home build, open source, with a vendor or a combination of the these. Having said that you can give 3scale’s tools a whirl free to test them out!