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A Guide to REST and API Design

API Academy Learn how to use REST to build developer-friendly, sustainable APIs The Representational State Transfer (REST) architectural style is extremely valuable to organizations that want to create APIs as a way to leverage their existing IT resources in new Web and mobile apps. By applying REST design principles to a protocol, such as HTTP,…

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Choosing the Right API Management Solution for the Enterprise User

API Academy Address key functional and operational characteristics of an effective API Management solution This white paper examines the different functional and operational requirements for an enterprise-level API Management solution. In doing so, it gives IT managers, Web managers and enterprise architects key information for selecting an API Management solution. The API is undergoing a…

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A How-to Guide to OAuth & API Security

API Academy Make OAuth implementation simple for your organization OAuth is an emerging Web standard that lets users grant third-party clients restricted access to resources they own. In the past, it was common to ask a user to share username and password information with the client. OAuth authentication is more secure as it allows the…

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Tutorial: The New Enterprise Topology

Learn how big data and mobile devices are redefining the topology of enterprise IT The three-tier topology popularized by Web applications is changing. Big Data and mobile devices are shifting the borders of enterprise IT and the API has become the new perimeter for organizations, exposing their business and data services for external consumption. This…

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Tutorial: Creating a Solid Foundation for Your Web APIs

Learn how to create a flexible, agile, reliable and secure foundation for HTTP-based APIs This tutorial video from the API Academy identifies four implementation details (component versus connector; representation service; caching layer; security layer) that are highly useful for creating a flexible, agile, reliable and secure foundation for HTTP-based APIs.

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Tutorial: Use Pagination in Web API Design

Learn how to use pagination effectively in your Web APIs Pagination, which is very common on the Web, allows API architects to conserve resources, improve response times and optimize the user experience. This tutorial video from the API Academy provides a crash course explaining pagination and outlining how to use it effectively in the design…

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Tutorial: API Documentation Overview

Learn how to document your API to ensure the best possible results To make sure developers use your API to create apps that add true value to your business, you must provide proper documentation. But where do you start when it comes to creating documentation for an API? This video will give you deeper insight…

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Tutorial: 3 Common Web Architecture Styles

Learn about different styles for implementing Web solutions There is more than one way to implement a Web solution. This video: Identifies three common styles for the implementation of Web applications Describes the key features of these styles Asks the question “Which style best fits your needs?”

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From API Craftsmanship to API Landscaping

Keynote from Nordic APIs 2018 Platform Summit in Stockholm, Sweden. Slide available here: http://dret.net/lectures/nordic-apis-2018/ Moving from designing and managing individual APIs to the successful management of large, diverse, and evolving API landscapes can be challenging. But it is a transition that is necessary to realize the value of API-centric organizations, where each and every product…

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