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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

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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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TL;DR: Istio and Mesh are a Microservices Deployment Framework

And Together, They Need to have Business Context The industry and our customers have expressed a great interest in Istio and service mesh over the past couple of months. I find this interesting because the tool represents the next evolutionary step, but is not without a few downsides. My focus in API management has sharpened

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TechTalk: A Panel on API Security

May’s TechTalk had hosts Aran and Bill joined by Dmitry Sotnikov, CPO of 42Crunch, for a panel discussion on common API security issues and how to mitigate them. In addition to addressing these common issues, the panel also took questions from the audience. Definitely a topic of interest. API Academy encourages those who are interested

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How-to: Deploy a GraphQL Server Using Arvata Euclid

GraphQL is a powerful and relatively new paradigm that can greatly enhance your API offerings, and now it is possible to create a GraphQL API on the Layer7 API Gateway using Arvata Euclid. There are 4 prerequisites to deploy a GraphQL server to a Layer7 API Gateway. Let’s take a look at each. #1: The

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Advice to Developers: Double-check Configurations to Avoid Cybersecurity Pain

Last month in my API Academy blog I provided my observations and recommendations about the importance of logging and monitoring from a cybersecurity perspective. This month, I’ll focus on the importance of avoiding security misconfigurations when building and updating applications. As I noted last month, I’m a bit of an old salt in security, having

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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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