There are two essential concepts for integration today: APIs and events. APIs allow for reading and writing data, calling functionality and starting processes. APIs connect us with actuators in the digital world that enable us to do and change things.
Events are Everywhere where there are APIs
Let me show you what I mean, when I say, events are everywhere where there are APIs: Payment API: An event notifies when the payment was processed. SMS API: An event notifies when the SMS is delivered. Email API: An event notifies when