WSO2 Presents Summer School Class on Applying API Management to the Internet of Things

WSO2 director of API architecture will lead free webinar-based training on July 30, exploring how managed APIs can enable better management and monitoring of IoT devices

Mountain View, CA – July 17, 2014 – For the capabilities of Internet of Things (IoT) devices to be useful, there needs to be a programmatic way of accessing these capabilities. The fifth WSO2 Summer School class of 2014 will examine how using a managed API provides a programmer-friendly approach for controlling and monitoring an IoT device.

The interactive online class, “API Management in the Context of IoT,” will be led by WSO2 Director of API Architecture Sumedha Rubasinghe. It is being offered at no cost as a part of the WSO2 Summer School 2014 program. The session will be held on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pacific.

To attend the class, register at http://wso2.com/library/webinars/2014/07/api-management-in-the-context-of-iot.

Managed APIs for the Internet of Things

The class will examine how APIs are fundamental building blocks for enabling the Internet of Things, the problems created by an inefficient API, and how taking a managed API approach provides better control and monitoring.

Among the topics covered will be how managed APIs can be used for:

  • Throttling to protect a device from being exposed to more traffic than it has the capabilities to handle, a common risk when developers use a naked API.
  • Exposing statistics about how a device is being accessed to gain better insight into usage and performance.
  • Managing subscriptions, a key challenge for handling large volumes of devices.

For architects and developers who want to learn more about IoT best practices, WSO2 has published a white paper, “A Reference Architecture for the Internet of Things.” The paper is designed to provide an effective starting point for addressing the major requirements of IoT projects and systems. It can be downloaded at http://wso2.com/whitepapers/a-reference-architecture-for-the-internet-of-things.

About the Presenter

Sumedha Rubasinghe is WSO2 director of API architecture. He focuses on development of the WSO2 Carbon Core, WSO2 Data Services, WSO2 Governance Registry, WSO2 Business Activity Monitor, and WSO2 API Manager. Sumedha has contributed to the successful implementation of data, SAP and repository-based integration projects, as well many WSO2 QuickStart development consulting engagements. He is an active committer with the Apache Axis2 project.

About Summer School 2014

Since 2009, the popular WSO2 Summer School program has helped more than 2,000 enterprise IT architects and developers become more familiar with software technologies and best practices. The all-new classes for 2014 will focus on the latest developments of the Internet of Things, the set of devices and systems that interconnect sensors and actuators (things) to the Internet, which is fast becoming the next major development in IT. Taught by some of the industry’s leading technical experts, the classes offer an opportunity to obtain thousands of dollars worth of professional training at zero cost. To sign up for additional classes or view recordings of past sessions, visit http://wso2.com/landing/summer-school-2014 .

About WSO2

WSO2 is the only company that provides a completely integrated enterprise application platform for enabling a business to build and connect APIs, applications, Web services, iPaaS, PaaS, software as a service and legacy connections without having to write code; using big data and mobile; and fostering reuse through a social enterprise store. Only with WSO2 can enterprises use a family of governed secure solutions built on the same code base to extend their ecosystems across the cloud and on mobile devices to employees, customers and partners in anyway they like. Hundreds of leading enterprise customers across every sector—health, financial, retail, logistics, manufacturing, travel, technology, telecom and more—in every region of the world rely on WSO2’s award-winning, 100% open source platform for their mission-critical applications. To learn more, visit http://wso2.com or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed..

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