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The API Academy provides expertise and best practices for the strategy, architecture, design and security of enterprise-grade APIs and microservices. Our free API education and certification programs are now available!

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Virtual API Academy Workshop

Earlier this year, the API Academy, in conjunction with the site relaunch and the new certification program, planned on a twelve city World Tour for API Academy Workshops – timing four

Next TechTalk Session is June 24

On June 24, Aran and Bill are joined by researchers from Aite Group to talk about both the OWASP Top 10 web-based threats and the OWASP Top 10 API threats.

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Developers Aren’t the Users of Your API

Hang around the API community long enough and you’ll hear about design, developer experience, and ways to appeal to someone integrating with your programming interface. That may lead you to think of developers as the users of your API. While an important audience, developers are a conduit for the actual end users of the software

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NA API Academy Virtual Workshop 2020 Replay

Here’s the replay of the North America API Academy Virtual Workshop from July 15, 2020. The agenda was the keynote on API strategy with John Cocke of HCL, followed by a discussion on API design with Academy members Jaime Ryan and Aran White. Jay Thorne of the Academy then discussed microservices and service mesh, and

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The Longest Stage of the API Lifecycle

Right now someone is powering up an original iPhone. On their home screen, they’re tapping the icon for a 10 year old app. As it loads, it calls an endpoint that a development team would rather not maintain. For many APIs, a life of suspended animation is a big part of their story. In API

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API Security in a Multi-Cloud Environment

In today’s app economy, more and more client interactions and transactions are occurring via the web and mobile applications, where predominantly APIs are been used for Information Exchange. Which enables modern enterprise to break the traditional barriers and expose their on-premises and cloud-based digital assets and applications to the outside world in a secure manner.

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API Academy Certification

API Security Architect Certification

The new certification course for API Security Architect is now available. This is an in-depth, self-paced course, and by completing this course, you will be able to: Explain the unique security risks of APIs and identify typical areas of API vulnerabilities  Explain the purpose of OAuth 2.0 as a framework for authorization  Describe the current

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Next TechTalk Session is June 24

On June 24, Aran and Bill are joined by researchers from Aite Group to talk about both the OWASP Top 10 web-based threats and the OWASP Top 10 API threats. Every month, join hosts Aran White and Bill Oakes for the reboot of our popular live webinar series, where we discuss both industry trends and

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Microsurfaces: The Role of APIs in a Microservice Architecture
API-based communication is vital to delivering value in all aspects of a microservice architecture. Explore their relationship in this short introductory ebook.
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Microservice Architecture: Aligning Principles, Practices, and Culture
An award-winning, full-length ebook from O'Reilly and the API Academy that explains how microservices work, and what it means to build an application the microservices way.
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Securing Microservice APIs: Sustainable and Scalable Access Control
This essential ebook for technical practitioners proposes an API access control model that can be implemented to provide cohesive security over a network of microservices.
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APIs & Microservices from the API Academy

API Design Education

For over a decade, we’ve provided thought leadership to global organizations on designing APIs, implementing API security, and modernizing mission-critical systems with continuous API management and microservices.

Cloud Architectures from the API Academy

API Architecture Best Practices

We offer practical, field-tested guidance on how to use microservices and APIs to create service mesh patterns that optimize the security and scalability of multi-cloud, hybrid cloud, and on-premise IT infrastructures.

5G and IoT Applications from the API Academy

API Briefings for Executives

New 5G and IoT applications will demand unprecedented levels of API performance, security, and governance. Ask us how your peers are integrating APIs and Digital BizOps to get ready for the coming revolution.