WSO2 Launches Webinar Series on Practical API Management for API Creators

WSO2 Experts Will Lead Web-Based Training Program on Best Practices for Creating, Securing and Monitoring Scalable APIs, and Taking Advantage of REST with APIs Palo Alto, CA – October 31, 2012 – Attracted by REST and API simplicity, more enterprises are turning to managed APIs as a means for extending information and processes to customers, partners and other groups within the organization. In response, API management systems are emerging to help ensure the success of these APIs by automating quality of service (QoS) enforcement, securing and protecting the API, monitoring usage, and managing access keys. On November 6, 2012, WSO2 will kick off a new webinar series designed specifically to help API creators tackle these issues. The “WSO2 Practical Guide to API Management” webinar series will introduce the technical aspects of API management and how to use WSO2 API Manager to expose, manage and monitor APIs. Participants will learn how to develop APIs that are advertised and available for developers to find, understand and subscribe to; secured for authenticated and authorized access; and managed to ensure a well-defined level of service to applications. Additionally, attendees will gain insights into how to monitor APIs for usage, success, performance and other critical measurements, which can be viewed and acted upon. The four webinars are:
  • Exploring REST Purity and Pragmatism – Tuesday, November 6, 2012
  • Securing APIs – Tuesday, November 13, 2012
  • Crafting Consumable APIs – Thursday, November 29, 2012
  • Monitoring API Performance and Delivering a Scalable API Solution – Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Each session will run from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. To learn more and register, visit . Exploring REST Purity and Pragmatism Understanding and applying the theory behind REST has always been a challenge in developing enterprise applications. However, the emergence of RESTful Web services has helped to foster best practices in applying the theory to practice. This webinar will explore how to apply REST concepts for enterprise-class application scalability and security in the context of the new “API Age.” It will be presented by Samisa Abeysinghe, WSO2 vice president of engineering, who leads the development of the WSO2 Carbon enterprise middleware platform, WSO2 Stratos cloud middleware platform, and WSO2 StratosLive PaaS. For more information, visit purity-pragmatism . Securing APIs As the number of publicly accessible APIs continues to grow, so to does the challenge is to ensure authentication, integrity, confidentially, and protect APIs from focused attacks. This webinar will examine the evolution of API security, strategies and best practices in API security, and supporting security standards. The session also will review different deployment strategies of an API gateway for tighter security. Presenter Prabath Siriwardena is a WSO2 senior architect and chair of the integration technologies management committee. He focuses on application security and identity management. For more information, visit Crafting Consumable APIs A successful API ecosystem has several key players, scenarios, and outcomes. API creators develop an API; publishers prepare it for community use, and application developers and partners subscribe to and use them in their applications. Collecting API usage statistics from these applications can help to make business decisions, such as whether to scale to meet growing usage. An API’s authentication needs may vary based on its business value. Finally, APIs evolve over time and eventually reach end of life. This webinar will examine how to create a successful API ecosystem that addresses these various factors by crafting consumable business APIs. Webinar presenter Sumedha Rubasinghe is a WSO2 software architect and chair of the data technologies management committee. For more information, visit . Monitoring API Performance and Delivering a Scalable API Solution Highly variable API use requires an API management solution that can address peak loads with guaranteed uptime and adherence to service-level agreements (SLAs). Additionally, managed APIs require a feedback mechanism that determines the health of APIs and supports their evolution—whether improved with new versions, tuned for better usability, or even decommissioned. This webinar will explore how to use an API management platform to build, monitor and modify scalable API solutions. Presenting jointly will be Asanka Abeysinghe, WSO2 director of solutions architecture, and Tharindu Mathew, WSO2 associate technical lead and a member of the data technologies management committee. For more information, visit 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 or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed..