WSO2 Technology Executives to Present Workshop on Delivering Your Business as an API

One-Day Technical Workshop on March 28, 2012 Will Examine Best Practices for Delivering RESTful APIs, Dynamic API Service Levels, API Governance, and an API-Driven Vertical PaaS Palo Alto, CA – March 20, 2012 – Increasingly, managed APIs are at the heart of enterprise IT strategies for extending business processes and services to customers, partners, and other groups within the organization. In a one-day workshop for IT architects and developers, WSO2 technology executives will examine best practices for delivering RESTful APIs, dynamic API service levels, and API governance. The technical event also will explore the new monetization models that can be achieved by deploying a vertical platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and exposing business APIs to partners and customers. The WSO2 “Delivering Your Business as an API” workshop will be presented jointly by Paul Fremantle, WSO2 co-founder and CTO; Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of technology evangelism; and Jonathan Marsh, WSO2 vice president of business development and product design. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 28, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. For more information, visit: Delivering Your Business as an API The workshop is designed for IT architects and developers seeking to build effective RESTful APIs that can be used across different business domains. It will explore how to expose heterogeneous back-end assets—such as services, data, processes and rules—as RESTful APIs in a quick, simple and architecturally sound manner, using the WSO2 API Management Platform based on award-winning WSO2 Carbon enterprise middleware. Additionally, the workshop will examine how organizations may go beyond foundational use cases to address API lifecycle development activities, monetize API assets, and offer personalized behavior across multiple business channels. The workshop will be organized along six topics. API Architecture will look at how to meet business requirements by designing an elegant, consumable RESTful API using basic REST methods. The approach will follow REST methods, principles, and best practices for designing and building an API. It also will address how to enhance an API using RESTful techniques—such as Hypermedia as the Engine of Application State (HATEOS) and Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) types. Creating RESTful APIs will examine how to publish RESTful APIs that are exposed with a REST binding by using the Java REST API, JAX-RS, as well as how the WSO2 Application Server can be used to host JAX-RS. Promoting, Managing and Protecting APIs will review how the WSO2 API Management Platform exposes APIs, binds wire protocols, implements Open Authorization (OAuth) authentication, monitors API usage, and monetizes API activity. The session will look at how developers can rapidly find, subscribe to, and evaluate APIs; it also will highlight how API providers can secure, protect, and monitor API resource interactions. Beyond the APIs: API Store and Your Business as an API will discuss how enterprise API patterns can encourage API consumption and reuse. 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 a 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 a vertical PaaS takes business APIs into the enterprise and out to partners, suppliers and customers. API Adoption Plan will explore how to develop a pragmatic adoption plan to successfully build, publish, govern, configure, personalize and monetize APIs. Workshop Presenters Paul Fremantle, WSO2 co-founder and CTO, spearheads the company’s overall product strategy. Recognized by InfoWorld as a Top 25 CTO, Paul was responsible for simultaneously leading development of the groundbreaking WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus and Apache Synapse ESB. Paul has played a pioneering role in open source development, beginning with the original Apache SOAP project where he donated code to enable access to Enterprise JavaBeans. Paul also led IBM's involvement in the Axis C/C++ project. He currently is co-chair of the OASIS Web Services Reliable eXchange Technical Committee, as well as vice president of the Apache Synapse Project. Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of technology evangelism, 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. His team advanced best practices in PaaS, cloud application architecture patterns, service-oriented architecture (SOA), and application middleware. Chris also has served as an Apache Axis committer. Jonathan Marsh, WSO2 vice president of business development and product design, has over 15 years of experience helping to develop, standardize and promote core XML and Web services standards, and he previously served as an active member in the W3C and WS-I working groups and OASIS technical committees. Jonathan joined WSO2 in 2006 as the director of mashup technologies, leading the design and development of the WSO2 Mashup Server. Previously, Jonathan led the development of various Web Services standards at Microsoft. Prior to Microsoft, he co-founded and served as design director of Walkabout Software, which Microsoft acquired. 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 and the WSO2 OxygenTank developer portal at, or check out WSO2 on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed. 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