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Kafka Integration with API Management

Kafka messaging busses are becoming more prevalent in today’s enterprises. In this video, I briefly discuss why, and then demonstrate integration with an API management solution (using Layer7 as the example – if you use a different API management solution, this will likely have differences).

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The Most Common API Authentication Methods

Unless your API is a public feed of read-only data, you likely need authentication. There are many options you could choose, which may vary depending on your use case. However, it’s unlikely you’ll need to go out and create your own authentication method. Whenever possible, use a standard that is widely implemented. Otherwise, developers will

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What Are the Different Types of APIs?

In this article, we’ll provide an overview of the API types within these two distinctions, as well as a couple of things someone might mean when they say “API.” APIs are integral to all software projects, yet the acronym doesn’t have a singular meaning. Yes, it stands for “Application Programming Interface,” but people use that

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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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