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API Management 302: Using an API Gateway in Microservice Architecture

By Ronnie Mitra | September 2, 2016

Get to grips with the specifics of deploying an API gateway in a microservice architecture In  Lesson 304: API Design for Microservices, we describe the essential role APIs play in microservice architectures. In Lesson 101: API Management Basics, we explain why an API gateway is essential to ensuring API security, usability, scalability and reliability. Here, we focus on…

API Management 201: API Security

By Ronnie Mitra | August 28, 2015

Identify typical areas of API vulnerability and learn best practices for securing APIs In Lesson 103: Choosing a Solution, we discuss the importance of considering functional and operational security characteristics when choosing an API Management solution. Regardless of the solution, understanding the risk profile of APIs is vital to protecting an API against attack. In this…

API Management 102: Architectural Components

By Ronnie Mitra | April 28, 2015

To architect an effective API Management infrastructure, it is necessary to adopt and deploy some new technology components. In this lesson, we look into specific requirements and features associated with the components of an effective API Management architecture, including security, performance, data transformation and developer management. In Lesson 101: API Management Basics, we give an overview…

API Management 103: Choosing a Solution

By Ronnie Mitra | April 28, 2015

In Lesson 102: Architectural Components, we explain the key technology components required for a full-featured API Management solution. There are various solutions currently on the market, a number of which meet these basic requirements. In this lesson, we provide more practical advice on how to choose between specific solutions. A large enterprise with extensive IT resources…

API Management 101: API Management Basics

By Ronnie Mitra | April 28, 2015

In API Design Lesson 202: Architectural Layers, we explain how key API functionality can be abstracted away from the implementation itself and handled via centralized server architecture. Here, we explain the technology components needed for this architecture and how they create the basis for an ongoing process of API Management. When launching an API program, it…

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