WSO2 Webinar on June 14, Explores SOA Governance Best Practices for RESTful APIs, API Consumers, and Developers Using the WSO2 Governance Registry and WSO2 API Manager Palo Alto, CA – June 7, 2012 – Increasingly, organizations are adopting the Representational State Transfer (REST) paradigm to implement enterprise applications and facilitate effective communication between systems. However, as integration moves from service-oriented architecture (SOA) services to RESTful service APIs, organizations demand governance practices across these interactions to mitigate risk and maximize business performance. To facilitate this effort, WSO2 will present a free webinar on how developers can apply governance practices to their RESTful APIs using the WSO2 Governance Registry and new WSO2 API Manager (currently in beta). The one-hour technical session, “WSO2 Advantage Webinar: Apply API Governance to RESTful Service APIs using WSO2 Governance Registry and WSO2 API Manager," is being held on Thursday, June 14, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pacific. For more information, visit http://wso2.com/library/webinars/2012/06/wso2-advantage-webinar-apply-api-governance-restful-service-apis-using-wso2-governance-registry-wso2 Governance Practices to RESTful APIs The webinar will explore the importance of API governance for an effective API strategy, along with SOA governance practices that can be applied to RESTful APIs, API consumers and developers. It also will review how the WSO2 Governance Registry provides a highly extensible framework to customize support for business-specific requirements. Additionally, the session will examine how the WSO2 API Manager enables enterprises to extend their data, processes and services out to customers, partners and other business units via APIs while providing the ability to secure, protect and monitor API resource interactions. The webinar will be presented by Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of technology evangelism, who works closely with developers, architects, and C-level executives to increase WSO2 technology adoption, improve the middleware platform, and maximize customer value. Prior to joining WSO2, Chris led research teams at Burton Group and Gartner advising Fortune 500 enterprise organizations and technology infrastructure vendors on adoption strategies, architecture, product selection, governance, and organizational alignment. Chris also has served as an Apache Axis committer. About WSO2 WSO2 is the lean enterprise middleware company. It delivers the only complete open source enterprise SOA middleware stack purpose-built as an integrated platform to support today’s heterogeneous enterprise environments—internally and in the cloud. WSO2’s service and support team is led by technical experts who have proven success in deploying enterprise SOAs and contribute to the technology standards that enable them. For more information, visit http://wso2.com or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed..