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  • What is an API call?

    What is an API call?

    Have you ever wondered… what’s an API call? Sounds like you’re going to make a telephone call and talk about APIs. Well, if only it were that simple. API basics Furthermore, to explain what an API...

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  • What is API integration?

    What is API integration?

    APIs are ubiquitous these days! From inputting your information to buying something online to your mobile phone, all things come back to APIs. With this thought process, comes API integration....

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  • What is an API?

    What is an API?

    You hear the word every day, API. But what is an API? According to Wikipedia, an API (Application Programming Interface) is “a set of subroutine definitions, communication protocols, and tools for...

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  • The difference between API first design and API first

    The difference between API first design and API first

    API first holds a special meaning for me. When I first met the Australian Axway team at the 2015 APIdays (learn about APIdays 2019 here) (I was launching my first API portal with another company,...

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  • There’s gold in them thar hills

    There’s gold in them thar hills

    Recently I was working on a pitch to my executive board, and I wanted to include some content that I thought would be perfect that I recalled from an old document. To my dismay, trying to find the...

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  • Win-win with customer experience innovation

    Win-win with customer experience innovation

    Companies today all recognize the pressure to transform to a digitally centered foundation. The urgency of it is primarily influenced by how close software disruptors are to their door. At the...

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  • Cybersecurity threats: Interview with Bernard Harquindeguy, Ping Identity

    Cybersecurity threats: Interview with Bernard Harquindeguy, Ping Identity

    With an ever-growing environment of cybersecurity threats and attacks looming in the world today, from the Facebook data breach, to Google, T-Mobile and Verizon, just to name a few, cybersecurity...

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  • Microgateway Blog Series, Part 5: Avengers Assemble–MicroGateway & API Gateway…

    Microgateway Blog Series, Part 5: Avengers Assemble–MicroGateway & API Gateway…

    As a continuation from my previous blog entry of comparing Istio to Ant-Man, I’d like to continue with the superhero theme to provide a summary view of all the components of a microservice...

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  • Istio: Is it a bird?… Microgateway Blog Series, Part 4

    Istio: Is it a bird?… Microgateway Blog Series, Part 4

    “It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s Super…” No, wait it’s Istio! If you squint, you can just make it out! What is Istio? Superheroes come in all shapes and sizes! Today, in a microservices...

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  • Microgateway Blog Series, Part 3: Whodunit?

    Microgateway Blog Series, Part 3: Whodunit?

    When things break in a microservice architecture, determining the cause is challenging where did it fail and why? There are so many things that could go wrong, there are many places to look. When...

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  • API Conference wrap-up, lesson 3: microservices management

    API Conference wrap-up, lesson 3: microservices management

    As we continue with the three lessons from the API Conference in Berlin in September, we now come to the final lesson 3: microservices management. As you may remember from lesson 1 and lesson...

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  • Microgateway Blog Series, Part 2: Edge to internal

    Microgateway Blog Series, Part 2: Edge to internal

    If you are a fan of Game of Thrones (GoT), this post will make sense to you. I will be equating the roles and responsibilities of the Edge Gateway and the microgateway to various events and...

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  • API Conference wrap-up: Lesson 2, API Management lessons

    API Conference wrap-up: Lesson 2, API Management lessons

    At the API Conference that took place in Berlin from September 24-26, 2018, three lessons were discussed. We now come to lesson 2: API Management. As you may remember from Lesson 1, Axway’s Cedric...

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  • Microgateway Blog Series, Part 1: Traffic Management

    Microgateway Blog Series, Part 1: Traffic Management

    In this series of blog posts, we explain the valuable role the Microgateway plays in adopting a microservice architecture. For more microgateway information, read the other blogs in this series:...

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  • 5 strategies for making the switch from monolith to microservices

    5 strategies for making the switch from monolith to microservices

    Once you’ve decided microservices are right for your organization, what’s next? While refactoring your application is a worthwhile decision, it is a long-term investment that depends on the size...

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  • APIs: The key that unlocks modern IT and digital success [INFOGRAPHIC]

    APIs: The key that unlocks modern IT and digital success [INFOGRAPHIC]

    API use continues to grow among IT professionals as organizations turn to APIs to enable their partners and customers to connect with their company. It’s part of a larger modernization push IT...

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  • API Conference wrap-up, lesson 1: SOA (service-oriented architecture)

    API Conference wrap-up, lesson 1: SOA (service-oriented architecture)

    At the API Conference that took place in Berlin from September 24-26, 2018, many inspiring speakers came together to talk about APIs and their future. Axway’s Cédric Monier, VP for the API Product...

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  • What are the top list of API management vendors?

    What are the top list of API management vendors?

    When selecting a list of API Management vendors, you must ask yourself targeted questions. Provided is a breakdown of the top list of API Management vendors and informational questions to ask when...

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  • Why you need an API Gateway and security

    Why you need an API Gateway and security

    When you talk about API Gateway and security, the two go hand in hand. Why? Because an API Gateway by definition is the programming that sits in front of an API. With this idea comes true security...

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  • Why you need separate API policies

    Why you need separate API policies

    What are API policies and why do you need to keep them separate? API policies are solid proficiencies within an API system that allows the issuer to adjust their performance schedule of an API...

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