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Alexa, start the car: IoT in the automotive industry

How APIs fuel the connected car and why security is essential to IoT development

Charlotte O'Donnelly on May 10, 2019

Article

Smart cities will save us $5 trillion per year: But we have to build them first

How APIs enable us to accelerate the vision of smart cities and achieve unprecedented value

Charlotte O'Donnelly on Mar 8, 2019

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New Beginnings for the API Academy

A reflection on where the API Academy has been, and where it is going.

Matt McLarty on Jan 30, 2019

Article

APIDays Paris: Building Lambdas and Agility in the Land of Sartre

Read B. Cameron Gain's thoughts on the API Days Paris 2018 event, including an analysis of API Academy team member Ronnie Mitra's keynote talk.

Ronnie Mitra on Dec 22, 2018

Article

API and Microservices Virtual Summit: The Digital Enterprise

Learn how your organization can use APIs and microservices to tackle complexity and improve velocity in your software delivery.

Matt McLarty on Sep 25, 2018

Microservices

Voltaire, Vonnegut, and the Vocabulary of Microservices

The lack of common concepts and axioms is holding the software engineering industry back. This blog post explores the need for a common distributed systems vocabulary to help with that problem.

Matt McLarty on Aug 10, 2018

How the Facebook API led to the Cambridge Analytica fiasco

How weak API terms of service, lack of transparency, and permissive API scopes led to the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal

Mehdi Medjaoui on Aug 8, 2018

APIs and the Smart City

Exploring the role of APIs in enabling smart city initiatives

Amy Vujanich on Jul 19, 2018

Applying and Extending DHARMA

This post gives some practical examples of the DHARMA method for API Security in a Microservice Architecture, and also shares some opportunities for extending the model.

Matt McLarty on Jul 9, 2018

The New API Academy Website

The new API Academy website features better content classification, improved navigability, and a brand-new look and feel.

Matt McLarty on Jul 9, 2018

The API Academy supports CA Technologies STEM program in Europe

CA API Skills Foundation for Universities

API Academy on Jul 2, 2018

Microservices, APIs and Innovation: The Power of APIs

Explore the role APIs play in empowering teams and enabling organizations to innovate.

Mike Amundsen on May 24, 2018

Lessons

API Design Lessons
Series

API Design

7 Lessons

API Management 302: Using an API Gateway in Microservice Architecture

Get to grips with the specifics of deploying an API gateway in a microservice architecture

API Academy on Sep 2, 2016

API Design 304: API Design for Microservices

Learn some best practices for designing APIs that will function optimally in microservice architectures

API Academy on Jun 22, 2016

API Strategy 301: API-as-a-Product

Learn how positioning your APIs as products can contribute to success across all aspects of an API program

API Academy on Dec 29, 2015

API Design 203: The USE Paradigm

Prioritize usability, scalability and evolvability in API design

API Academy on Nov 6, 2015

API Strategy 203: Building Business Value with a Framework for API Success

Build a strategic framework for realizing the business potential of your APIs

API Academy on Oct 7, 2015

API Management 301: OAuth-Based Access Control

Learn how OAuth provides standard patterns upon which you can deliver API access control

API Academy on Sep 14, 2015

API Management 201: API Security

Identify typical areas of API vulnerability and learn best practices for securing APIs

API Academy on Aug 28, 2015