1999 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, Virginia 22202
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APIs provide a door into your business capabilities and a valuable first step connecting developers with your business. Once APIs are in place, go beyond static API interfaces to deliver a digital business environment personalized for each consumer. APIs deployed on a vertical Platform as a Service will create a flexible ecosystem platform enabling rapid adoption. WSO2 AppFactory delivers domain specific Platform as a Service environments, connects development with deployment, and presents a partner ecosystem platform offering personalized digital business behavior across multiple business channels and partners.
Start with managed APIs to offer consumer self-service, automated key management, and monetization opportunities. Move beyond static APIs to consider dynamic API service levels, API governance, and offering Your Business as an API. Create an AppFactory to host your partner applications while maintaining compliance, monetization, customer ownership, and project visibility.
We will describe how new Web business models rely on vertical, ecosystem platforms and APIs instead of Web sites. Ecosystem platforms create richer, composite user experiences, which outstrip traditional websites. By delivering business capabilities as an API (instead of as an insular application), your vertical API offering will interconnect multiple partners and transcend traditional Web APIs.
This workshop will focus on how to expose your heterogeneous back-end data entities, processes, and services as a RESTful ecosystem API in a quick, simple, easy, and architecturally sound manner, using the WSO2 API Manager. The sessions will describe how organizations go beyond foundational API development use cases to address API Governance, lifecycle activities, and API asset monetization.
The workshop will also present how WSO2 AppFactory with WSO2 Stratos creates domain specific Platform as a Service environments, connect development with deployment, and presents a partner ecosystem platform offering personalized digital business behavior across multiple business channels and partners.
Chris Haddad, VP, Technology Evangelism
Chris works closely with developers, architects, and C-level executives, as well as WSO2’s engineering team to increase WSO2 middleware technology adoption, enhance the Carbon and Stratos platforms, and maximize customer value. Previously, 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. His team advanced best practices in PaaS, cloud application architecture patterns, SOA, and middleware. Prior to these roles, Chris focused on creating infrastructure frameworks, establishing repeatable development methodologies, contributing to open source frameworks, and delivering SaaS and Internet applications.
Guest SpeakerAdam Firestone, Principal Systems Engineer, SAIC
Topics to be covered:
Beyond the APIs: API Store and Your Business as an API
How can architects encourage API adoption within an enterprise environment?
This session will discuss how enterprise API patterns can encourage API consumption and re-use. An API Store process pattern enables potential consumers to discover APIs, match business requirements, subscribe to APIs, and gain access credentials. The Your Business as an API pattern delivers Cloud-based API hosting infrastructure, which augments the API by enabling multi-tenancy, self-service configuration, billing and metering, and control. Overall, this pattern covers how vertical, domain specific PaaS takes business APIs into the enterprise and out to partners, suppliers, and customers.
Beyond the API: API Architecture and API Governance
This session describes standard business requirements and how to design a simple, consumable RESTful API. The approach will follow REST methods, principles, and best practices to design and develop the service while leveraging the existing IT infrastructure. The session will address how to enhance the API using RESTful techniques (i.e. HATEOS, MIME types) and describe API design best practices. The session will also cover API Governance basics.
Creating REST APIs
This demonstration session describes how to expose data, business objects, and processes as RESTful APIs. The demonstration will illustrate how WSO2 Application Server can expose Java objects as JAX-RS services, and how architects can use WSO2 Data Services Server to expose entities as a resource and provide CRUD operations.
Promoting, Managing, and Protecting APIs
API management enables consumers to rapidly find, subscribe to, and evaluate APIs; and how API management benefits API providers by securing, protecting, and monitoring API resource interactions. This demonstration session will describe how the WSO2 API Manager exposes APIs, bind wire protocols, implement OAuth authentication and authorization, monitors API usage, and monetizes API activity. The session will present unique WSO2 API Store capabilities.
API Adoption Plan
Learn how to build a pragmatic adoption plan to successfully build, publish, govern, configure, personalize, and monetize APIs.
The session will describe typical software delivery and ecosystem challenges and how an environment connecting software delivery gaps accelerates business delivery. Learn how to accelerate business agility by using an AppFactory delivering domain specific Platform as a Service.