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Network Overview video

As I find content around the internet I try to share it here, mainly so I can find it again in the future. I just watched this great video from Network Chuck that covers L2/L3 multi site networking configuration.


API CONNECT

UI intermittently fails to load Large Product lists, Application List, Consumer Org lists or Analytics

With some advanced and unusual network configurations (that I do not understand) API Connect has intermittent issues with OVAs. The impact of this situation is that the UI appears to hang or fail to load analytics, product list or application lists.


API CONNECT

API Connect v10 WhitePaper 1.4 released

Just a quick note to say I have released version 1.4 of the API Connect v10.x Whitepaper. The changes are relatively minor, regarding the simplifying of the quorum explanation and changes to the recommended storage section.


API CONNECT

Applying API Governance Part 3 – Linting

This is part three of a series on how to apply governance in API Connect. Governance is sometimes considered a taboo topic because when people imagine governance, they see red tape that stifles progress. If governance is designed properly it can provide a single approach for all parts of the project with minimal impact on the development rate.

Linting is the process of validating files prior to deployment to catch the low hanging fruit. With APIs we would expect to link the OpenAPI Specification both syntactically as well as allowing for custom validation to be run to ensure governance standards are met.


KUBERNETES

Keycloak endpoints

Retrieving the endpoints for Oauth2 and OIDC with KeyCloak is often painful. Unless you know this trick.


API CONNECT

Deploying Analytics in a different Cloud

API Connect supports deploying each of their components on different clouds and managing them from a single API Management server. This article goes through the steps on how to do this in OpenShift and Kubernetes. ​


API CONNECT

Pipelines :: How and why to use them to deploy Products and APIs into API Connect

Pipelines are in fashion. They provide an important part of a modern development approach. A typical pipeline takes artefacts from git, builds and then deploys them. Customers often ask for advice on how to create and build pipeline for API Connect. Pipelines combine the stages of automated build, linting/syntax testing, continuous/automated deploy and continuous/automated testing. I will go through each of these stages and explain how to apply them to API Connect ​


KUBERNETES

What is a volume mode?!

My friend and colleague Cesar, put together this great article on volume modes.


API CONNECT

Applying API Governance Part 2 – How do I optimize my teams and infrastructure to provide the best API factory with decentralised teams?

This is part two of a series on how to apply governance in API Connect. Governance is sometimes considered a taboo topic because when people imagine governance, they see red tape that stifles progress. If governance is designed properly it can provide a single approach for all parts of the project with minimal impact on the development rate.

A question I often am asked is “How do we split out our API Connect estate in order to meet the need of our development teams?” The answer is always, “How does your development organization work today?”. This article will provide you with a strategy for splitting your development effort and API Connect estate when working with decentralised teams for the API Manager only.


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