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).
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 […]
This blog examines the different ways to collect metrics on your APIs, and shows the value of Apache Druid as a time series database option.
In this post, we’ll explore authentication methods, how to keep tokens safe, and what comes next.
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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 […]
Most organizations maintain dozens or even hundreds of APIs. Maintaining consistency and avoiding redundancy quickly becomes a major issue. API governance helps organizations declare and adhere to guidelines for new and existing APIs. There are different approaches to encourage conformity in API design, including governance review and automated restrictions. In this post, we’ll explore both […]
Here’s the replay of the North America API Academy Virtual Workshop from July 15, 2020. The agenda was the keynote on API strategy with John Cocke of HCL, followed by a discussion on API design with Academy members Jaime Ryan and Aran White. Jay Thorne of the Academy then discussed microservices and service mesh, and […]
In today’s app economy, more and more client interactions and transactions are occurring via the web and mobile applications, where predominantly APIs are been used for Information Exchange. Which enables modern enterprise to break the traditional barriers and expose their on-premises and cloud-based digital assets and applications to the outside world in a secure manner. […]
After you publish your API, one of the first questions you may be asked or ask yourself is probably “who is using it?”, followed quickly by “is it working?”. Over time you’ll want to see all sorts of data about your API traffic. In the past, you may have spent months updating your endpoints to […]