API Lifecycle – Explanation & Overview

What is the API Lifecycle?

The API Lifecycle involves the stages an API goes through from creation to deprecation.

Stages of the API Lifecycle

  • Design
  • Development
  • Deployment
  • Monitoring
  • Deprecation

Importance of understanding the API Lifecycle

Understanding the API Lifecycle helps in effective API management and governance.

For more on API management, you can read our entry on API Governance.