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Microsurfaces: The Role of APIs in a Microservice Architecture

API Academy Adopting microservices and containers to improve agility and scale is the next big focus for many organizations. But where exactly do your API programs and your microservice initiatives meet? This eBook will help you: Define APIs vs. microservices and where APIs deliver value in a microservice architecture Apply API design thinking to your…

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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: The API Interaction Model – An Introduction

Learn about interaction-based API design The interaction model is a foundational design element for API architects. This tutorial video from the API Academy introduces the concept of interaction-based design and provides guidance on how to design an interaction model for an API.

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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: Handle Errors on the Web

Learn about the right and wrong ways for Web applications to handle errors All applications need to report and handle errors. Doing this on the Web requires dealing with both protocol-level and application-level information. This video shows both the “right” and the “wrong” way to handle errors on the Web.

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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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Open Data Panel – API360 Washington, DC

This panel discussion (recorded in September 2014 at the API360 Summit in Washington, DC) is moderated by Kin Lane of API Evangelist. The discussion explores the value open data has for organizations in a variety of fields, across the public and private sectors.

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Webinar: Unleashing API Innovation Through Developers

To enable app developers as a means of driving innovation in your business, you must provide more than just an API. Developers need context and support in order to ensure that using your API as the basis for an app will benefit them, you and end users alike. Watch this CA Technologies webinar featuring Matt McLarty of the API Academy and…

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