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Ready for the Digital Service Marketplace (DSM)?

Are you ready for the Digital Service Marketplace (DSM)?

New integration and interoperability technologies, starting with APIs, are supporting the transformation of traditional businesses, but they’re also allowing surprising disruptive evolutions.  Some companies...
Your APIs need a business vision to drive value Colleagues brainstorming

Your APIs need a business vision to drive value

I’ve spent a lot of time partnering with large enterprises in guiding strategy, adoption, and execution of business technology transformation. Something I see time...
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API and SDK

Two terms in software development that are often confused are API and SDK. API stands for “Application Programming Interface” and refers to programming instructions...
The power of platforms to transform telecommunications – Part 4

The power of platforms to transform telecommunications – Part 4

This article is part of a four-part series on the power of API-powered platforms to transform the telecommunications industry. Part 1 discussed the game-changing...
The power of platforms like Axway Amplify API Management to transform telecommunications - part 3

The power of platforms to transform telecommunications – Part 3

This article is part 3 of a four-part series on the power of API-powered platforms to transform the telecommunications industry. Part 2 showed how...
platforms are transforming telecommunications

The power of platforms to transform telecommunications – Part 2

This article is part of a four-part series on the power of API-powered platforms to transform the telecommunications industry. Part 1 discussed the game-changing...
Amplify Integration Builder Multi Trigger Flow

Amplify Integration Builder Multi Trigger Flow

While you can easily change a flow's trigger type, say, from manual to schedule, flows can only have a single trigger type active at...
Axway at API World

Viewing APIs through a business lens with Axway at API World 2021

Axway is proud to be an official sponsor of API World, which took place virtually this year from October 26–28. Thousands of global technical...
Amplify Central Agent Status Change Notifier

Amplify Central Agent Status Change Notifier

Amplify Central agents provide a powerful and seamless means to synchronize APIs in your API Gateways, whether they be the Axway Amplify API Gateway...
APIs with Conway's Law

Get better APIs with Conway’s Law

Mel Conway formulated his famous law in 1967 and it was a reflection on how large organizations work and produce results. The "official version"...
Axway Amplify Platform API calls

How to create a Service Account in order to make Axway Amplify Platform API...

Client Secret-based Amplify Service accounts are required in order to make Axway Amplify Platform API calls to do things like approving a Unified Catalog...
HTTP/3

What is HTTP/3 and what does it mean for APIs?

The majority of APIs today are based on the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). HTTP has been around for a very long time, in computer...
API complexity on Tech Talks Daily podcast

Growing API complexity on Tech Talks Daily podcast

Jana Frejova recently joined Tech Talks Daily podcast host Neil Hughes to discuss growing enterprise API complexity, how it’s slowing down future growth, and...
API complexity

API complexity holds enterprises back

Over the last couple of years, we’ve noticed a new phenomenon. We started calling it “API complexity.” Until recently, APIs were considered a hot new...

API Builder: Twilio SMS Webhook Custom API

Twilio enables software developers to programmatically make and receive phone calls, send and receive text messages, and perform other communication functions using its web...
Integration Builder's Connector Builder Hooks - Pre Hook Example using Crypto

Integration Builder’s Connector Builder Hooks – Pre Hook Example using Crypto

Axway's Integration Builder has over 200 connectors to various applications such as Salesforce, GitHub, SAP Hana, and many more. However, if a connector doesn't...

Amplify – Change the Team for Discovered APIs Using the CLI

When you set up a discovery agent, you specify a Team for discovered APIs to be registered to. The Team that an API is...
how to add headers to an Integration Webhook

Amplify Central: Add Headers to an Integration Webhook

In a prior post, we discussed secrets for an Integration Webhook Authorization header. However, what if your Webhook requires a different header, such as an...
Amplify Central - Modify a Resource Using the CLI

Amplify Central – Modify a Resource Using the CLI

The Axway Central CLI can be used to interact with your Central Environment to create, view, and modify various resources such as environments, service...

Amplify Central – Add API traffic badges to your environment description

In a prior blog post, we saw how to add API traffic badges (shields) to your API Service description providing a better user experience...
leveraging Integration Webhooks and Platform APIs with Amplify

Amplify Central: Add API Traffic Badges to your API Service Description

In this blog post, we'll demonstrate the openness and extensibility of the Amplify Platform by leveraging Integration Webhooks and Platform APIs. We'll show how...
Amplify Central Integration Webhooks - API Publish Approval

Amplify Central Integration Webhooks – API Publish Approval

In a prior blog post, we looked at Amplify Central integration webhooks and an external application that detects when a new version of an...
Amplify Central Integration Webhooks - Subscriber Notifier

Amplify Central Integration Webhooks – Subscriber Notifier

In a prior blog post, we learned about Amplify Central Integration Webhooks for integrating Amplify Central with external applications. In this blog post, we'll look...
Enterprise success story and its challenges

Enterprise success story and its challenges

A successful enterprise is like a productive human being. A flourishing human (for whatever success means to each of us) starts their life knowing...
Amplify Central Integration Webhooks - Basics

Amplify Central Integration Webhooks – Basics

Introduction Integration webhooks provide an "event" based means to monitor activity in Amplify Central in an external application that you create. Coupled with Amplify Central...
consuming APIs and IPAs

Consuming APIs and IPAs is not that different

Beer can be brewed to perfection, but it’s up to the consumer to enjoy the golden liquid up to its very last sip. The...
Hypermedia APIs

Hypermedia APIs: What are they and what can they do for you?

Like anything in life, APIs come in different "flavors." In the case of APIs, these are called "API Styles," and there are five major...
Amplify Central Connected Gateway Custom API Subscription Flow incident management

Amplify Central Connected Gateway Custom API Subscription Flow – Incident Management Use Case

In a prior post, we looked at an API Subscription Approval flow that integrates with your CRM for a business process-based approval mechanism for...
Manage API visibility in Amplify Central

Manage Amplify Central API Visibility

In this blog post, we'll look at an example of how to manage API visibility in Amplify Central. Refer to the Manage catalog assets...
API marketplace

API marketplaces + Catalogs are all about innovation

Your API strategy stands little chance of adoption if you don't have an API Catalog. But it's more than a registry — built the...
API Monetization at eBay

How to make five billion dollars with APIs: API Monetization at eBay

API Monetization is on everybody's mind: How can I make money with APIs? How can I justify my investments in API-related activities? But all too often, direct...
What is API First Really?

What is API First and how can I leverage it to add business value...

There is a lot of confusion around "What is API First," how is it different from "API First Design," and how all this fits...
GS1 Digital Link

GS1 Digital Link: An API for Every Thing

Everybody "knows" GS1 because it's the organization that standardizes the EAN/UPC barcodes that we find on pretty much every product that we buy in our supermarkets and...
Amplify Central/Unified Catalog tag-based API Discovery

Amplify Central/Unified Catalog tag-based API Discovery – filter based on tag name

You can use API Gateway tags to control discovery by the Amplify Agents as described here. While Amplify provides for flexible, robust, and granular control,...
Managed File Transfer solution

An MFT solution that meets the needs of the business

If you need to move files inside or outside your organization, using a Managed File Transfer (MFT) solution will undoubtedly add value. There are many...
Amplify Central Connected Gateway Custom API Subscription Flow basics

Amplify Central Connected Gateway Custom API Subscription Flow – Integration Basics

This blog post is the second in a series covering custom API subscription approval flows for Amplify Central connected API gateways using agents. You...
API Rate Limits

What are API Rate Limits?

API Rate Limiting is simply controlling how many requests or calls an API consumer can make to your API. You may have experienced something...
amplify-central-connected-api-gateways-using-agents

Amplify Central Connected Gateway Custom API Subscription Flow – Introduction

This blog post is the first in a series covering custom API subscription approval flows for Amplify Central Connected API Gateways using agents. You...

Top 10 API trends for 2021

2021 Digital Transformation Trends are a key indicator for the future of APIs. APIs run the world and 2020 saw a huge increase in...
future of API Portals

From APIs to value: The future of API Portals

APIs are the fundamental building blocks of Digital Transformation: They expose capabilities, and when used in the context of an API-First Strategy they also demand that everything...

How fit is your API? 

How fit do you need to be?  How fit does your API need to be? It may not be the case that your API needs...
Tips for using Stoplight for API Design for API Builder

Tips on using Stoplight for API Design for API Builder

Axway's API Builder makes it easy to create APIs in minutes with a low-code/no-code interface and a powerful flow engine. A common starting point for...

Four easy ideas for a perfect API Developer Experience 

If you are a Developer and use APIs, you certainly have used some API Portals. An API Portal is a website that provides you with all the API definitions (Swagger...
api-news-roundup-january-2021

API News Roundup – January 2021

As we bid farewell to 2020, we welcome the first API news roundup of 2021. Celebrate the new year with us as we look...
API Journey

API Archaeology: Guiding the API Journey

Part of the Axway Catalyst mission is to help organizations on their API Journey. As part of this mission, we speak to many organizations in various stages...
strangler pattern

Monolith modernization with APIs and Microservices: What is the strangler pattern and how to...

Any organization that is not starting from scratch has existing IT systems and infrastructure in place. In many cases, this legacy has issues keeping...
api-news-roundup-december-2020

API News Roundup – December 2020

Happy Holidays from your API friends! This month we celebrate together virtually with our last API news roundup of the year. Here is your...
An API is a promise

An API is a promise

What is an API? This is an interesting question that can be answered on many levels. There certainly is a technical side to it, then...
Lifecycle Phases of API Products

What are the Lifecycle Phases of API Products?

The phases of the Product Lifecycle occur in four major stages: Introduction Growth Maturity Decline These are the starting points for the amount of time...
deploy API Manager image to AWS Fargate

Steps to deploy API Manager image to AWS Fargate

This guide reports the steps to build an API Manager image in a Docker environment, as well as how to deploy it to AWS Fargate. Assumptions It’s...
api-news-roundup-november-2020

API News Roundup – November 2020

It's the season to give thanks, and we are extremely grateful for our readers sticking with us through two years of delivering the latest...
why JSON won over XML

API Formats: Why JSON won over XML

The vast majority of APIs today are using the JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) to represent the structured data that they are exchanging. While JSON has been...
API governance

API governance: What is it and why does it matter?

One topic that often comes up in organizations past a certain size is the question of API governance. This simply reflects the inherent tension...
HTTP APIs

Building Blocks for HTTP APIs

APIs are Languages, and like with any language, it is important to think about who is using them and how to design the language. When...
energy and innovation

Open Everything: What place is there for energy players?

In recent years, energy has been at the center of debates around social responsibility, but it has also become a major line of reflection...
API New Roundup October 2020

API News Roundup – October 2020

As the seasons change, temperatures are getting cooler, but API news stories are getting hotter. This month we continue to share the latest API...

API is a language!

There are many different ways in which you can answer the seemingly simple question: "What is an API?" Previous discussions focused on the technical fundamentals ("it...
design APIs for extensibility

Designing APIs for extensibility  

The main role of APIs is to serve as the connective fabric between different components and capabilities within an organization and across organizations. One important aspect of...
api-news-roundup-september-2020

API News Roundup – September 2020

We have a new format for this month's API news roundup. Now you can see the latest API headlines by category, including healthcare, financial,...
Managing API versions

Managing API versions: The API lifecycle

Managing API versions are part of the bigger picture of API lifecycle management. Most importantly, the goal is to make sure that API consumption...

Breaking down The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q3 2020

With the current climate, with the current uncertainty… we have rocketed 10 years ahead. Previously, the need for innovation was often mistakenly seen as...

Transhumanism: The next API will be human

Save this date in your calendars: on August 28, 2020, Elon Musk will give a press conference to present Neuralink's latest developments. This announcement takes...
api-news-roundup-august-2020

API News Roundup – August 2020

Summer is coming to an end, and that means back to school. So we are taking you back to school with our monthly API...

API growth: Why and how APIs are growing in the time of COVID

With a pandemic that has disrupted businesses globally, APIs are being used for new services that are being consumed daily. With that comes the...

The 5 API styles: Understanding REST, OpenAPI, HTTP, gRPC, GraphQL, and Kafka

APIs are languages that allow applications to exchange information. Today, there are many possible technologies that can be used to design and implement APIs....

API identity: Is my API gold or blue?

You all remember the photo of the dress which went viral on the internet a couple of years ago. Viewers of the photo disagreed...
Unifeid Catalog and API Portal

The AMPLIFY Platform’s Unified Catalog and API Portal 

Axway AMPLIFY™ provides both the SaaS-based Unified Catalog that is a part of the AMPLIFY platform management layer (widely known as AMPLIFY™ Central) and a CMS-based consumer-facing API Portal that can...
API Portal 2020 new features

API Portal 2020 New Features

In May 2020, we released the second "smaller" update of AMPLIFY™ API Management within a two-month update cycle conceived under the "One Version" initiative...
XSLT Transformation

API Gateway: XSLT Transformation

Enterprises who are providing SOAP-based web services or REST APIs returning XML payloads to the consuming applications often need the ability to transform XML...
API News Roundup – July 2020

API News Roundup – July 2020

Summer is in full swing and it's time to take a vacation! But we are not taking a break from our monthly API news...
How is the API Gateway being used?

How is the API Gateway being used?

Data-driven decisions are key to ensure we, as a company, make informed choices to find the right direction on the compass of success. As...
Axway API Manager CLI

Axway API Management CLI

I'm pleased to share API Manager CLI utility which could be helpful for engineers working with the Axway API Gateway Manager. This tool is...
API Management and architecture deployment

API Management and architecture deployment

API Management architecture and deployment is important for customers and their API journey. Moving forward to determine the path for a successful, scalable, and...
API Gateway and API Manager documentation are now open source!

API Gateway and API Manager documentation are now open source!

We are very excited to announce the availability of the latest version of API Gateway and API Manager documentation in our open-source docs-as-code workflow!...

Enabling Bulk Sync for Internal APIs

In my previous blog Setting up Bulk Sync with Integration Builder, I talked about how to set up bulk sync in between HubSpot and...

Does AMPLIFY Central include an API Gateway?

There has been some confusion about the architecture of AMPLIFY Central. We’ll try to shed some more light on AMPLIFY Central and answer some...

API Gateway: Authentication using LDAP

When using an API Gateway for Authentication with LDAP, there are many steps to take: Authentication using LDAP -- high-level steps: 1.       Configure LDAP Server 2.       Create...
API News Roundup – June 2020

API News Roundup – June 2020

Summer is here! Although much of the world remains behind closed doors, we are celebrating warmer weather and sunnier days. What is also hot...

Axway AMPLIFY IoT Device Incident Management Demo Breakdown: Part 2

In part 1 of this series, I described an overview of the IoT Device Incident Management demo. In part 2, we'll look at the...
Best Practices for AMPLIFY Organization Management

Best Practices for AMPLIFY Organization Management

The following best practices provide guidelines on how to manage your AMPLIFY™ Platform organization(s). These best practices provide an excellent starting point to help...

AMPLIFY Platform Demo Series, Part 16: Monitoring your API traffic

Hello again from our AMPLIFY demo blog series, the go-to source for mastering the basics of Axway’s AMPLIFY™ Platform! Thanks to our team of...
Getting Started with Syncplicity REST APIs

Getting started with Syncplicity REST APIs: Part 4

Welcome to Part 4 of my "Getting Started" guide for the Syncplicity REST APIs. If you're reading this, then you should have already read...
PwC

Stay healthy at Axway: The Hackathon project 

Staying healthy is something we don’t take lightly. Here at Axway, we work hard to address problems with our solutions. For Axway’s internal hackathon,...
Integration with Microsoft Azure

Unified Catalog just got more awesome! Part 1: Integration with Microsoft Azure

For a while now we have been advertising how you could leverage the v7 Manager and AWS discovery agents publish your APIs to the environment grouping view...
Axway Streams

Solace and Axway Part 5 | Streams v2 Tech Preview

In my first three posts about Axway and Solace, I showed you how Axway could enhance messages to integrate with Solace via their JMS...
API News Roundup - May 2020

API News Roundup – May 2020

As businesses slowly reopen in cities around the world, we turn our attention to how APIs are helping companies transition to a new reality....

Axway AMPLIFY™ Central Order Signing

My team: White Glove Treatment, submitted our hack called "Central Order Signing" as a part of the recently completed Axway Hackathon 2020. It meets the...

How we built FiTogether

While everyone is getting used to working remotely, staying cautious and testing our preparation to pass this phase at Axway, The Axway Griffin Innovation...
API Design Wins

Monetization: Approaching products as API Design Wins

Think of when you went to an arcade, popped in a token to play that classic pinball machine. Perhaps you play Animal Farm on...
Syncplicity REST APIs part 3

Getting started with Syncplicity REST APIs: Part 3

Welcome to part 3 of my "Getting Started" guide for the Syncplicity REST APIs. You will have most likely read and attempted to implement the...

That’s how you get ants — communication, it’s not all talk!

When we speak to one another, we do so intending to convey information, just not always the information we intend. That's right, sometimes the message...
Syncplicity Events APIs

Using the Syncplicity Events API to get real-time visibility of events

The recently available Syncplicity Events API gives administrators increased visibility of activities within Syncplicity. It provides valuable additional auditing and monitoring capabilities and allows...
Amplify – Change the Team for Discovered APIs Using the CLI

You are cleared for takeoff with AMPLIFY Central: Your API Traffic Control Tower

APIs are the lifeblood of software development today, allowing information to be shared at lightning speeds between hundreds of different entities. This allows for rapid...
cloud patterns

Journey to the Cloud – Cloud patterns

When I first started programming professionally in the mid-90s, the book (yes, made from trees) that was on everyone's desk was “Design Patterns” by...

Axway + Solace Part 3: Axway APIM + the Solace JMS Client

As mentioned in part two of this blog series, modernizing legacy applications to integrate with a modern Event-Driven architecture can be difficult. Digital Evolution by...

Axway + Solace Part 2: Axway API Gateway + the Solace REST Client

Perhaps the biggest barrier to adopting an Event-Driven architecture is modernizing legacy applications. Despite the value of this transformation, legacy applications are hard to...
Syncplicity REST APIs: Part 2

Getting started with Syncplicity REST APIs: Part 2

You may have read part 1 of my series, “Getting started with Syncplicity REST APIs” and now want to try some real API calls....
api news roundup april 2020

API News Roundup – April 2020

The world is adjusting to a new normal, and for many, APIs are helping ease that transformation. This month, we review the top API...

Axway + Solace Part 1: Getting Started with Solace

This is the first in a series of blog posts detailing Axway's integration with Solace PubSub+ Event Broker. In this post, I explore configuring...
Syncplicity REST APIs

Getting started with Syncplicity REST APIs: Part 1

Getting started with the Syncplicity REST APIs is simple. I created this “cheat sheet” so that you can get started quickly. You can begin...
API Builder to expose APIs from a Javascript SKD

Use API Builder to Expose APIs from a Javascript SDK

Axway's API Builder provides several means of creating APIs and Microservices, including Data Connectors for connecting to databases and a Swagger flow-node and a...
AI with APIs

Unleash your AI with APIs

Industries are focusing more on choosing Artificial Intelligence thanks in part to its exponential benefits. With expectations on the return of new products, a significant competitive advantage, or increased customer...
Kafka capabilities

Why Kafka often underpins modern event-driven architecture

The purpose of this post is to highlight the different Kafka capabilities which explain its wide adoption in the industry and also attracted the...

AMPLIFY Platform Demo Series, Part 15: Using an application to control access to API

Hello again from our AMPLIFY demo blog series, the go-to source for mastering the basics of Axway’s AMPLIFY™ Platform! Special thanks to our team...
AMPLIFY Streams information

What you need to know about AMPLIFY Streams

AMPLIFY™ Streams SaaS is an event-driven proxy that can sit in front of an existing JSON API to provide a reach reactive experience in...
connect Evernote Syncplicity

Connecting Evernote to Syncplicity via AMPLIFY Application Integration

This article demonstrates what I learned while rapidly creating a proof of concept to publish and connect Evernote to Syncplicity via AMPLIFY Application Integration. I...
API News roundup March 2020

API News Roundup – March 2020

Recent global events have caused March to prove a very news-heavy month all around, and tech stories are no exception. Here is a look...
FaaR

Integration Builder Flow as a Resource (FaaR), Part 2: Build an Aggregate API

In a prior blog post, we described how to set up an Integration Builder FaaR (Flow as a Resource). This allows us to use...

Accelerating Helm and Kubernetes adoption

Axway is moving at full speed with optimizing AMPLIFY™ API Management deployment in Kubernetes. Vincent O’Brien shared a sample Helm chart for API Management...
API Product Culture: Focusing on People

API Product Culture: Ways to Win

I worked in a fantastic API Product Culture on an API team that truly served our stakeholders with insight, empathy and a thoughtful approach....
reverse proxy server

What is a reverse proxy server?  

A reverse proxy server is a server that is located behind the firewall in a private network. This helps facilitate and guide client requests to an appropriate back-end server. These capabilities deliver an...
Design APIs for Healthcare and Insurance Experiences

How API Design and ecosystems drive the insurance experience

Minimizing risk is lucrative. The better the experience, the more members of the ecosystem will know when and how to interact in ways that...
API News roundup february 2020

API News Roundup – February 2020

It's the season of love. I hope you had a restful holiday and eventful Valentine's Day. We are back with this month's API headlines,...
integrating Axway Application Integration and Slack

Integrating Axway Application Integration and Slack

This blog entry is part two of a three-part series where we will ultimately build a Cloud to Cloud (C2C) integration between Service Now...

Axway AMPLIFY IoT Device Incident Management Demo Breakdown – Part 1

Imagine if your insulin pump could notify you when the battery level drops so you can proactively service the pump and avoid personal injury....

AMPLIFY Platform Demo Series, Part 10: Introduction to the Unified Catalog of the AMPLIFY...

Happy New Year from our AMPLIFY demo blog series, the go-to source for mastering the basics of Axway’s AMPLIFY Platform! Special thanks to our...
api roundup 2019

API News Roundup – January 2020

Happy New Year! My resolution this year is to give you more great API news content every month. So without further ado, here is...
Syncplicity API

Introducing additional APIs for Syncplicity

As many of you know, Syncplicity has rich REST APIs to give access to content, as well as to administrative capabilities. My previous blog...
digital identity crisis

Product Bundling with APIs to solve your company’s digital identity crisis

HELP! It's a new decade and your organization may have woken up to what can only be called a "digital identity crisis." Who are we...
Run an API Builder Microservices

How To Run An API Builder Microservice On Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)

Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) provides a managed environment for deploying, managing and scaling your containerized applications using Google infrastructure. The environment GKE provides consists...
Monetization handwritten on school blackboard

Should I monetize my APIs?

API Monetization consists of tracking API Usage on a per-customer basis, enforcing usage plan quotas, and informing back-end billing systems of usage levels. This...
api-roundup-december-2019-blog

API News Roundup – December 2019

The holidays are almost here, but we are not taking a break from our monthly API news roundup. So before you deck the halls,...
Flow Manager

AMPLIFY Platform Demo Series, Part 8: Introduction to AMPLIFY Flow Central

Welcome back to the latest installment of our AMPLIFY™ blog series, the go-to source for mastering the basics of Axway’s AMPLIFY Platform. Thanks to our...
OAS 2.0 and OAS 3.0

Convert between Swagger 2.0 and OAS 3.0–with an API!

Interoperability and data exchange rely on Open Standards—which has been Swagger for the longest time in the API world. With OAS 3.0 becoming more prominent, it's a good opportunity...
Opencate Geocode API Connector

How to create an OpenCage Geocode Connector in Axway’s Integration Builder – Part 3:...

In Part 2 of this series, we used Integration Builder to enhance and customize our Geocode API for our particular needs and in this...

AMPLIFY Platform Demo Series, Part 7: How to automatically create APIs from your databases...

Greetings again from our AMPLIFY demo blog series, the go-to source for mastering the basics of Axway’s AMPLIFY Platform. Thanks to our team of...

AMPLIFY Platform Demo Series, Part 6: Introduction to API Builder

Welcome back to our AMPLIFY demo blog series, your one-stop-shop to learning the basics of Axway’s AMPLIFY™ Platform. Thanks to our team of skilled...

How to run an API Builder Microservice in OpenShift – Part 1

In this blog post, we'll describe how to run an API Builder Microservice in OpenShift, a comprehensive enterprise-grade application platform, built for containers with...
categorize your APIs

Categorize your APIs: Tips and Tricks

There are many reasons it makes sense to split up or categorize your APIs into different sections in the API Portal to improve the...
create an integration builder connector

Create an Integration Builder Connector to an API Builder Microservice

In this blog post, we'll describe how to create an Integration Builder connector to an API Builder Microservice. We'll create an API Builder project,...

API News Roundup – November 2019

November is the month for giving thanks and self-reflection. This month we are reflecting on some of the great API news stories that are...
Understand your API security need: OAuth or OpenID Connect?

Understand your API security need: OAuth or OpenID Connect?

OAuth and OpenID Connect are two common topics on API security space. However, there is still confusion usage of these protocols on the internet....
Demystifying APIs - How APIs Support the Digitalization of Bank Service Channels

Demystifying APIs Part 1: How APIs Support the Digitalization of Bank Service Channels

The digital world carries within itself a range of acronyms that help in digitizing business. Among these are the Application Programming Interface (API). A...
HIP ecosystem

Initial setup for a HIP ecosystem

Axway's Australia dives into a description of our initial setup for our HIP ecosystem. This ecosystem is shown at a high level in the diagram below,...

AMPLIFY Central Mesh Governance is Here…But, What’s a Service Mesh?

AMPLIFY Central Mesh Governance is available in beta. All new organizations that join the AMPLIFY platform are automatically enrolled in the public beta program...
API Builder 4

API Builder v3 vs v4

Over a year ago, we launched API Builder 4 (Standalone). Our goal with this new version was to allow users the freedom to deploy...
How to run an API Builder Microservice on Azure Container Instances

How to run an API Builder Microservice on Azure Container Instances

You can use Azure Container Instances to run serverless Docker containers in Azure with simplicity and speed. Deploy an application to a container instance...
API Builder Standalone

Building (Stateless) services using distributed data structures

Internet-scale services are built of Microservices. While we are getting ready to approach our customers with Service Mesh, I thought it's important to get...
Support Portal APIs

ANNOUNCEMENT: The new Support APIs are here

We are happy to announce that our new Support Portal APIs are now available. Developers on the Axway AMPLIFY™ platform can use this API to...

Creating Custom Connectors with AMPLIFY, Part 2: Configure Custom Connectors 

Are you at all curious about what it takes to create custom integrations between your apps and external cloud services using AMPLIFY Application Integration,...

Automatic deployment of an API Management demonstration on Azure–Part 1: Overview

Since the version 7.5.3, Axway has been working hard to provide its API Management product in container mode, as well as tools to accelerate...
September API News Roundup

September 2019 API News Roundup

School is now in session at APIfriends. Get ready to get schooled on the latest API news stories. Below are this month's headlines in...
integration backlog

Need to cut your integration backlog? Here’s the blueprint!

“I need this integration complete ASAP. It’s holding up my project… oh, and world peace.”   Sound familiar? When will it ease up? Every day you get a...
API Catalog

API Catalogs are all about innovation

Your API strategy stands little chance of adoption if you don't have an API Catalog. But it's more than a registry. Built the right...

API for Cache Management

Out of the box, API Gateway doesn’t have a filter to create, read, update and delete content of the cache. Specially clearing the cache...

API Builder Standalone Multi Container Application Using Kubernetes – Part 2

In this blog post we'll continue from Part 1. We'll deploy a two container application to Kubernetes (Minikube). The two containers will be an...
Opencate Geocode API Connector

How to Create an OpenCage Geocode Connector in Integration Builder – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we saw how easy it was to quickly create an Integration Builder Connector by importing a swagger file...
Integration Builder and HubSpot

Manually Start an Integration Builder Flow to HubSpot and Salesforce

Axway AMPLIFY Integration Builder flows are used to orchestrate the execution of Connectors, APIs and business logic. A flow can be triggered automatically or...

AMPLIFY Mobile Backend Services and the cURL Firehose

I was testing AMPLIFY Mobile Backend Services and pumped gigabytes of data into it using cURL. Here are some observations – and how you...
Crossroad in green forest

APIs, Connectors and Proxies, Oh My!

The AMPLIFY Platform provides several methods for easily connecting to, cataloging, and consuming existing services. Whether you are looking at a cloud service, third-party...

Create an API Builder Multi-Container Application Using Kubernetes – Part 1

In this blog post, we'll replicate the simple API Builder + MongoDB multi-container application described in the Create an API Builder Multi-Container Application Using...
API News Roundup – August 2019

API News Roundup – August 2019

The summer is almost over, so we are taking you back to school with a new edition of API headlines. Here is this month's...
CI/CD and containerization

From the trenches: A real-life experience in DevOps, Agile, CI/CD and containerization

Earlier this year, we decided to do a major update to the Axway Managed Cloud offering for API Management. This is a managed service...

The importance of API Design

The design and construction of a building is a good analogy to exemplify the importance of API Design. A functional building that meets the...
How to Photograph a Black Hole - Observing Microservices with OpenTelemetry

How to Photograph a Black Hole – Observing Microservices with OpenTelemetry

Microservices architecture is a software development architectural style, whereby a complex business problem is solved by a suite of small services. These microservices are...

Mastering the API lifecycle – Part 4 | Sharing APIs with a Catalog

After importing and securing your APIs, you can easily share them with the world using the AMPLIFY Catalog – a place where partners, developers, and...

Mastering the API Lifecycle – Part 3 | Enhancing Observability

AMPLIFY Central allows you to observe your API traffic using a variety of helpful filters. You can even easily dive down into each individual...
Axway Integration Builder – Variable Persistence

Integration Builder – Manually Triggered Flow Example

In prior blog posts, we described how to trigger an Integration Builder flow from a Connector Event and from a Connector Request. In this...

Mastering the API Lifecycle – Part 2 | Securing your API

In Part 1 of this series, we learned how easy it is to design a custom API using tools like https://stoplight.io and import it...

API News Roundup – July 2019

It's halfway through the summer, and we are hard at work curating the top API news stories from around the world. Here is this...
Kubernetes

API Gateway Helm Chart

As with many Kubernetes solutions, we use Helm to manage the deployment of the API Gateway infrastructure. Helm is a very powerful tool that...

Deploying AMPLIFY API Gateway in Kubernetes with Helm Charts

To begin this story, I want to say it’s amazing how complex an enterprise-grade application and the flow of data can be – even...

Mastering the API lifecycle – Part 1 | Design an API

AMPLIFY Central provides security and monitoring tools for your APIs. In this video, see how easy it is to design a custom API using tools...

Circuit Breaker Policy for API Gateway

In June, Axway hosted our first ever API Management customer-facing hackathon in Northern Virginia. It was a great event that enabled some of our...

API Management Hackathon – Superheroes in Action 

It all started with a witty remark  The idea struck like a bolt of lightning during the Customer Advisory Board (CAB) meeting at Axway’s Imagine...

How to Stream your APIs in Minutes

We are pleased to announce Axway AMPLIFY Streams, an event-driven API streaming SaaS offering.   Streams are the result of Axway’s recent acquisition of Streamdata.io. Streams...
Opencate Geocode API Connector

How to Create an OpenCage Geocode Connector in AMPLIFY Integration Builder – Part 1

Axway AMPLIFY Integration Builder has over 150 connectors available for you to use in your integrations. However, there are times when you will want...
Axway Integration Builder – Variable Persistence

Integration Builder – Connector Request Triggered Flow Example

Often, Integration Builder flows are triggered by an event received from an Integration Builder connector based on polling or a webhook from a change...

VIDEO: Configure API Portal – Public API Mode Part 3

This video is the third in a series. So, be sure to watch these parts first: Part 1 ...

AMPLIFY Update: Usage Notifications for Cloud Services

In today's AMPLIFY platform update, we are introducing usage notifications for AMPLIFY cloud services, so that organizations have better visibility into usage and can budget...
API News Roundup - June 2019

API News Roundup – June 2019

June is here, and it's hot! Not just high temperatures; it's been a hot month for API news. We are not taking a summer...

VIDEO: Configure API Portal – Public API Mode Part 2

This video is a follow up to Part 1. So, if you haven't seen it yet, watch Part 1 here first. Then, watch this video to learn...

VIDEO: Configure API Portal – Public API Mode Part 1

API Portal is a tool that allows you to easily promote APIs and enables organizations to foster innovative culture. Watch this video to learn how...

Configuring the Ground: How to Install and Configure an API Builder Data Connector

API Builder is a key component of the Axway AMPLIFY Platform. You can use API Builder to create API Microservices using an API First...

New User Experience on the AMPLIFY™ Platform

Not long ago, on April 2, we launched version 6.0.0 of the AMPLIFY Platform with a brand-new service offering - Application Integration - that combines...
AMPLIFY app

Putting It All Together with AMPLIFY: Mobile App + APIs

Companies around the world use Axway’s development tools to build incredible mobile apps, from the budding developers in the Code to Inspire program in...

How to Use Policy Studio on a Mac

Erik Nord is Axway’s API Practice Lead in North America. For the last six years, he has specialized in API Management using technologies like...
API News Roundup – May 2019

API News Roundup for May 2019

It's that time again! May has turned out to be an exciting month of API stories in the news. Count on API Friends to...

How to Connect your App to Microsoft Azure Active Directory with AMPLIFY API Management

There are different scenarios in which you might want to integrate with Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD): You want to let...
API Builder and Docker

Create an API Builder Multi-Container Application Using Docker – Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog series, we discussed how to stand up a multi-container application using Docker, API Builder, and MongoDB. In this blog...

Get Started with AMPLIFY Central – Secure an API

Watch this video to learn how to secure an API in AMPLIFY Central using an API key as an example. You'll learn how to...
API Builder and Docker

Create an API Builder Multi-Container Application Using Docker – Part 1

The blog post, API Builder 4.0 Standalone – From Zero to Dockerized Microservice, shows how easy it is to use API Builder Standalone to...

API Builder: A simple CI/CD implementation – Part 2

In this post, we'll cover the complete CI/CD process to automate the build of an API Builder project and run it as a Docker...

Get Started with AMPLIFY Central – Register an API

Watch this video to learn how to register an API as an API proxy in AMPLIFY Central using the Star Wars API as an...

How to Implement OAuth with PKCE using Okta & API Management

If you are building a mobile application, then the authorization code flow with a Proof Key for Code Exchange (PKCE) is the recommended method for controlling...
API News April 2019

API News Roundup – April 2019

April has just begun and there are already a lot of API stories in the news this month. You can always count on API...

AMPLIFY Central Fundamental Concepts – API Proxy

Watch this video to learn what an API proxy is and how API proxies help you manage your APIs in API Central. This video is...

The AMPLIFY™ platform – it’s HIP, it’s big, it’s here!

Axway is pleased to announce the next major release of the AMPLIFY platform. (Read the Axway AMPLIFY Integration announcement here.) Apart from a refresh...
API News Roundup for March 22, 2019

API News Roundup for March 22, 2019

This has been a busy last two weeks for API news. Below is our API News Roundup for March 22, 2019. API News Roundup Axway acquires...

API Builder Tutorial Series Ch. 5: What is a Flow and Flownode?

The fifth installment of our API Builder Tutorial series takes a deep dive on what is a Flow, Flownode, and how they interact with...
API News Roundup – March 2019

API News Roundup – March 2019

There has been a lot of API news in just the first week of March! Here is the API news roundup of the latest...

Faster Integration. Faster Innovation. Axway AMPLIFY Platform Update

Today marks a milestone in the journey of Axway's AMPLIFY Hybrid Integration Platform. This release is the result of hard work by the whole...

Axway AMPLIFY Application Integration Announcement

To succeed in digital transformation goals, businesses need to integrate more systems, people and things than ever before. Businesses today require more touch points...

How to Create Flow-Nodes for API Builder with Axway Flow SDK

API Builder is tool that enables developers to rapidly create APIs and microservices with a low-code/no-code approach. API Builder achieves this by enabling you...
API News Roundup – February 22, 2019

API News Roundup – February 22, 2019

We are more than halfway through February, that means our biweekly summary of the latest API news stories. Here’s the latest API news over...
DZone Guide

2018 DZone Guide to Microservices: Speed, agility and flexibility

The 2018 DZone Guide to microservices is a full-encompassed report that surveys developers, architects, and technologists from a far-reaching scale of the software and...

API Builder: A simple CI/CD implementation – Part 1

In this blog post, we'll walk through the steps for how to easily implement a CI/CD pipeline with stages that automatically build, run, and test an...
API Roundup – The latest API news for February 2019

API Roundup – Latest API news for February 2019

It's that time again: a summary of the latest API news stories over the last two weeks. Here's the latest API News for February...

How to Run your API Builder Standalone Docker Image on AWS Fargate

In my last blog post on Running API Builder 4.0 Docker Images on AWS EC2, we described how to set up multiple AWS EC2...
API Roundup – The latest API news for January 2019

API Roundup–The latest API news for January 2019

Below, I summarize the latest API news stories featured on API Friends over the last two weeks. APIs and healthcare: Why the healthcare industry needs...

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