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Protecting Your APIs Against Attack & Hijack

API Academy Secure enterprise APIs for mobile, cloud and open Web It is a mistake to think we can secure APIs using the same methods and technologies with which we secured the conventional, browser-centric Web. While it is true that APIs share many of the same threats that plague the Web, APIs are fundamentally different…

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5 Ways to Get Top Mobile App Developer Talent for Your Open APIs

API Academy Grow an ecosystem of visionary developers creating cutting-edge apps Opening APIs to developers outside your organization can enable the creation of mobile apps that add value to your products and information assets in innovative and often unexpected ways – without you having to invest directly in app development. However, this will only happen…

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API360: The Complete API Framework for the Enterprise

API Academy Adopt a complete set of best practices for creating a successful API program APIs are critical components of any digital business. They empower developers to build apps across channels and enable partners to incorporate enterprise data and services into their offerings. By using APIs to make it easier for other organizations to access your services, you can create new value…

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Microservice Architecture: Aligning Principles, Practices & Culture

Irakli Nadareishvili, Ronnie Mitra, Matt McLarty & Mike Amundsen Design and apply microservices to embrace continual change in the digital economy Microservice architecture is helping organizations embrace continual change. But how do you design and apply microservices effectively? This book from O’Reilly, written by API Academy experts, provides comprehensive guidance through eight chapters that take a deep dive into:…

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How API Languages Evolve

As API systems mature, knowing the history and evolution of various API languages will help organizations create robust and successful landscapes. How (API) Languages Evolve APIs are languages: they specify how providers and consumers of capabilities communicate. The things that can be “said” in an API conversation are determined by the expressivity of the involved…

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How the facebook API led to the Cambridge Analytica Fiascot

How weak API terms of service, lack of transparency, and permissive API scopes led to the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal from earlier this year was not about a data breach. Nothing was hacked. It was more nuanced than that. Think: permissive API scopes, a lack of awareness about the data being accessed…

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API Design 101: API Design Basics

The term “API design” or “API architecture” refers to the process of developing a software interface that exposes backend data and application functionality for use in new applications. In this lesson, we provide an overview of the API architecture process, as a starting point for a deeper exploration of design and implementation best practices in…

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Programming the People Platform: Beyond Conway’s Law

Watch Academy member Ronnie Mitra deliver his talk titled Programming the People Platform at the 2017 Nordic APIs Summit this October. In this talk, Ronnie explores the importance of organization and culture in building and architecting teams that can thrive in complex microservices environments.

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The Microservice Design Canvas

Learn how to apply a more traditional business canvas when designing microservices Microservices often have organic origins, emerging from the bubbling cauldron of existing monolithic applications to fill an immediate need. Given the desire for improved delivery speed that drive the adoption of microservices, developers often take a “code first, ask questions later” approach and…

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Continuous API Management

Mehdi Medjaoui, Erik Wilde, Ronnie Mitra & Mike Amundsen Making the Right Decisions in an Evolving Landscape A lot of work is required to release an API, but the effort doesn’t always pay off. Overplanning before an API matures is a wasted investment, while underplanning can lead to disaster. This practical guide provides maturity models…

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