John Deere’s recent API Global Integrators Conference brought both technical developers and business participants together to discuss integration strategy, provide input and network with others in their field.
During the event Chuck sat down with Brian Holt, Technology Solutions Architect at John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group. He guides the technical direction and implementation of application programming interfaces for api.deere.com, My John Deere, JDLink, and other Ag Management Solutions off-board products. Brian easily explains that an API stands for Application Programming Interface. It’s basically a way for two computer systems to talk to each other in a consistent and organized way.
“We really feel like our partners have a lot of value to add. We’ve got some solutions we feel like will be valuable to our partners as well. And so we are trying to be very open, take feed back and push the marketplace forward.”
John Deere launched at the conference developer.deere.com to help facilitate this new programming interface.
“Developer.deere.com is our developer portal. Anyone who is interested in working with our API’s is welcome to go out there and check out documentation. It’s also where our support will be focused. You will be able to interact with the API’s in a test way. It’s the central portal for developers to go to.”
You can listen to Chuck’s complete interview with Brian here: [wpaudio url=”http://zimmcomm.biz/john-deere/jd-integrators-13-holt.mp3″ text=”Interview with Brian Holt”]