API Academy Delivers Free Customized API Education by Industry Authorities

Online, virtual, and in-person training will deliver foundational and cutting-edge API lifecycle management, microservices, and digital transformation education to help organizations build skills and excel in the application economy.  API Academy, the industry authority for API management thought leadership, is providing a full spectrum of online instructor-led web-based, and in-person API management and microservices training…

Why APIs are Critical Today

APIs are more important than ever in these challenging times where everything is being operated remotely. APIs make it easy to provide access to information and keep businesses running smoothly. They can also create new challenges and risks if they are not properly managed.  First, security is paramount to ensure only those that are allowed…

The Importance of API Testing

Like any software, APIs are subject to bugs and other errors. That makes API testing at least as important as other software testing, likely more-so. With potentially hundreds or thousands of consumers, an issue in your API could have a magnifying effect. To maintain software quality, it makes sense to have a robust approach to…

Securing Microservices with API Management

Today more and more enterprises are jumping into the bandwagon of digital transformation. To be competitive and aligned with this digital strategy, many enterprises started converting their monolithic and/or legacy applications into microservices to achieve: Speed to market Improve evolvability Scalability Enhance composability API’s, which are the building blocks of digital transformation, have become the…

How-to: Real-time API Monitoring

Knowing how your API is performing has always been key, but as our APIs become a more important and a key part of your customer experience it needs to be looked at differently. Traditional API monitoring relies on the API and its components as part of application infrastructure. Although this is important it also misses…

Why Insufficient Logging and Monitoring Can Help Attackers Hide in Plain Sight

I’ve been working in information security for nearly 45 years and started my long journey with punch cards and mainframes leading to today’s cloud and zero-trust. Our world of computing has certainly evolved, and I can’t even recall how many post-security breach investigation teams I’ve been part of or how many cyber incident management teams…

Reactive Logic Overview

Reactive logic is your requirements entered as rules for your schema tables and views in Layer7 Live API Creator. These rules can include event rules, validation rules, and derivation rules. Live API Creator shares these rules across all resources that you explicitly define for your API and associates it with the row objects. This automatic…

API Academy Hits a Birthday

As we approach the eighth anniversary of the founding of API Academy, I look back at the beginning and how far we’ve come.  From the very beginning, the original API Academy team focused on agnostic best practices for API strategy and design – creating TechTalks, videos, and blogs, as well as going out around the…

API Monitoring Across the API Lifecycle

Developers often can’t control API downtime, but they can certainly monitor for it. Yet, sending periodic pings to a service is only one of many ways to use API monitoring. To avoid common API headaches, you can apply monitoring principles across the entire API lifecycle, starting before you’ve written a single line of code. Design…