How To: Validate Your OAuth Implementation

Is my Layer7 OAuth Toolkit (OTK) installation working? Valid question. Now that you’ve installed OTK on your API Gateway, and have access to OTK-specific policies and assertions in Policy Manager, it’s time to see OAuth in action. The quickest way to do this is through the pre-configured OAuth test clients and OAuth Manager.You can access…

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:…

How Can You Prove Your Digital You is You?

George Bernard Shaw was witty and fun.  He was famous for being quotable – very much like Oscar Wilde.  One of the quotes I love, and I thought was perfect for this blog: “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” In the real world, communication is an illusion.  People talk but they don’t listen. …

A Design-based Approach to Microservices and APIs

Keynote talk from API World 2018 in San Jose, California Organizations around the world are transforming their core applications to expose microservices through APIs. The success of these efforts will depend less on the technologies themselves, and more on how well their deployment is aligned with the business goals of the organization. Join this session…

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…

A Microservices Primer

The technical definition is….microservices are design patterns to turn complex applications into simple, fine-grained, reusable, and interoperable processes that can be modified and deployed independently of each other. Ok, a bit heavy…so let’s translate that, using some mental visuals.  Imagine you’re 30 years in the future and you have a great family home, Jetson’s style…

Implementing Microservices

I recently wrote about what microservices were, and why they are becoming so important.  In this discussion, we’ll talk about implementing microservices, as well as touch on APIs and API Management – turns out they are crucial to a microservice architecture. Just a quick note – while you may see microservice and microservice architecture used…

Designing Culture for Microservices Teams

Don’t underestimate the impact of culture in your architecture Show Notes In the fifth episode of the API Academy’s podcast series, Ronnie Mitra and Mike Amundsen discuss why culture is important for application development. They also explore the challenges around designing and executing a supportive culture for microservices.