Yeah. Again, it was a gut feel that we started down this path of using a micro-service as architecture for productizing our services. We’re essentially breaking up the monolith and taking that, and making it a bunch of micro-services. Part of that is exposing an API through a gateway. Then, also part of that is we want to create this crowdsourced type of API implementation, so all of our associates can contribute to those implementations and even outside of MetLife, they can contribute if we provide the framework, we provide the roadmap, we provide the templates, everyone can contribute. When you think about what it takes to do something like that, you really need a standardized way to describe the API. That’s where I had this light bulb that went off that said, “Hey. If we’re going to standardize this, both inside and outside of MetLife, we need a way to describe it in a standardized way.”
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