WSO2 Newsletter - November, 2020

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NEWSLETTER - November 2020

This is a monthly newsletter related to WSO2 and tech in general.


More so than any other year in recent memory, 2020 has shown us that businesses must out-innovate the competition and expand to survive and thrive. To do this, key stakeholders need access to the right information in order to make informed decisions. API analytics are valuable for all teams across the organization. It can improve operational efficiency, reduce costs, and increase revenue.

This month, along with our handpicked articles, we feature resources around API analytics to highlight how data-driven insights can help to revolutionize businesses. We also explore event-driven APIs and their management.

How API Analytics Can Help Accelerate Your Business Goals

How API Analytics can help accelerate your business goals

APIs and analytics form a natural alliance since both technologies help understand the dynamics of a business, detect patterns, and predict future developments. Analytics for API management plays a pivotal role in this to ensure that the required information is captured and presented to relevant stakeholders at the right time.

In today’s digital world, it's vital for businesses to ‘listen’ to what customers ‘ask’ in order to keep up with the fast-paced competitive market. This post will explore the benefits of data-driven decisions, which will help you to monitor your organization's user behavior and make proactive decisions and changes. Read more

Moreover, API analytics plays an important role in building, managing, and maintaining APIs in any API ecosystem. An analytics system should be able to collect, analyze, and visualize the collected data by the API ecosystem. Here are a few ways an analytics solution can help improve your API ecosystem. With this, you’ll be able to develop an optimized solution for your clients. Read more

Event-driven APIs in Microservice Architectures

Event-enabling APIs can enable enterprises to do some things that are nearly impossible to do with synchronous request/response APIs. Building event-driven APIs entails using event-driven architecture to support scalable, real-time (or near-real-time), push-based communication in web APIs.

Event-driven APIs have also been the missing piece to realizing an end-to-end event-driven architecture. With these in place, the entire chain – from the data plane, API, network, up to the front-ends – can be event-driven. Event-enabling APIs come with many challenges. There are multiple complexities to deal with, starting from what frameworks and networking protocols to choose to building the reliability of delivery and ensuring the scalability of the web-scale solution. Unlike REST-fashioned APIs, which follow the same basic patterns, there are multiple approaches to push/streaming that feature significant differences. The asynchronous protocols commonly used today solve the problem of (near) real-time communication, but they solve different aspects of this problem in different ways, thereby making some protocols serve different purposes better than others. This paper addresses the whys and the hows of event-enabling APIs, particularly in a microservices architecture. Read more


The 5 Types of API Marketplaces

APIs are the products of today. Essentially, an API should represent a complete product that can be sold easily in a marketplace. This article explores five patterns we’ve identified by looking at the reach of each marketplace approach, the different components involved, the deployment models, the operational models, and examples so that you can better understand each pattern and decide which pattern would suit you best. Read more

APIs in the Time of COVID-19

Due to the pandemic, restrictions on mobility have made it imperative for companies to come up with new strategies to reach their customers. This is where APIs and technology can help. This article explores the benefits of adopting an API management platform to extend your business ecosystem. From a business and technical standpoint, API management platforms provide significant value by digitally exposing existing services to the outside world. Read more

How Can You Tell if Your Identity Management is Outdated?

The shift to working remotely pushes many solutions to their limits. Additionally, the rapid evolution of the identity threat landscape forces solutions to keep on their toes to best protect businesses. This poses a threat to identity management solutions becoming outdated. This article will help you identify if your identity management is outdated. Read more

WSO2 API Manager: Embracing Event-Driven Architecture

The newest release of the WSO2 API Manager comes with a number of powerful new features and product improvements. This article presents an under-the-hood exposure of the architectural enhancements that have gone into the product to provide these features. It first observes the pre 3.2 era and the usage requirements that led to the new architecture and then does a deep dive into the new architecture. The post also discusses some deployment implications of the new architecture. Read more

How WSO2 Identity Server Helps TymeBank to Provide Enhanced Digital Experiences

Modern banks need a CIAM solution that provides capabilities to thrive in a complex heterogeneous ecosystem. TymeBank, South Africa’s first digital bank, shares their experience with WSO2 Identity Server and how its capabilities help multiple stakeholders to obtain the maximum benefits from the system. Read more

Authorization Code Grant with PKCE to Invoke Your APIs via Public Clients

WSO2 API Cloud supports the use of an authorization code grant with PKCE to securely invoke your WSO2 API cloud APIs via public clients such as mobile and single-page applications. We’ve published a blog with more details on this. Read more

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