Continuous API Management, 2nd Edition
A lot of work is required to release an API but the effort doesn't always pay off. Overplanning before an API matures is a wasted investment, while underplanning can lead to disaster. The second edition of this book provides maturity models for individual APIs and multi-API landscapes to help you invest the right human and company resources for the right maturity level at the right time.
How do you balance the desire for agility and speed with the need for robust and scalable operations? Four experts show software architects, program directors, and product owners how to maximize the value of their APIs by managing them as products through a continuous lifecycle.
- Learn which API decisions you need to govern
- Design, deploy, and manage APIs using an API-as-a-product (AaaP) approach
- Examine 10 pillars that form the foundation of API product work
- Learn how the continuous improvement model governs changes throughout an API's lifetime
- Exp ...
Testing Web APIs
Testing Web APIs teaches you to plan and implement the perfect testing strategy for your web APIs. In it, you'll explore dozens of different testing activities to help you develop a custom testing regime for your projects. This practical book demystifies abstract strategic concepts by applying them to common API testing scenarios, revealing how these complex ideas work in the real world. You'll learn to take a risk-driven approach to API testing, and build a strategy that goes beyond the basics of code and requirements coverage. Your whole team will soon be involved in ensuring quality!
Web APIs are the public face of your application, and they need to be perfect. Implementing an automated testing program is the best way to ensure that your web APIs are production ready.
Testing Web APIs is a unique and practical guide, from the initial design of your testing suite through techniques for documentation, implementation, and delivery of consistently excellent APIs. You ...
RESTful Web API Patterns and Practices Cookbook
Many organizations today orchestrate and maintain apps that rely on other people's services. Software designers, developers, and architects in those companies often work to coordinate and maintain apps based on existing microservices, including third-party services that run outside their ecosystem. This cookbook provides proven recipes to help you get those many disparate parts to work together in your network.
Author Mike Amundsen provides step-by-step solutions for finding, connecting, and maintaining applications designed and built by people outside the organization. Whether you're working on human-centric mobile apps or creating high-powered machine-to-machine solutions, this guide shows you the rules, routines, commands, and protocols - the glue - that integrates individual microservices so they can function together in a safe, scalable, and reliable way. ...
An Application Programming Interface (API) is a software connection that allows applications to communicate and share services. Hacking APIs will teach you how to test web APIs for security vulnerabilities. You'll learn how the common API types, REST, SOAP, and GraphQL, work in the wild. Then you'll set up a streamlined API testing lab and perform common attacks, like those targeting an API's authentication mechanisms, and the injection vulnerabilities commonly found in web applications. In the book's guided labs, which target intentionally vulnerable APIs.
By the end of the book, you'll be prepared to uncover those high-payout API bugs that other hackers aren't finding, and improve the security of applications on the web. ...
Building Python Web APIs with FastAPI
RESTful web services are commonly used to create APIs for web-based applications owing to their light weight and high scalability. This book will show you how FastAPI a high-performance web framework for building RESTful APIs in Python, allows you to build robust web APIs that are simple and intuitive and makes it easy to build quickly with very little boilerplate code.
This book will help you set up a FastAPI application in no time and show you how to use FastAPI to build a REST API that receives and responds to user requests. You'll go on to learn how to handle routing and authentication while working with databases in a FastAPI application. The book walks you through the four key areas: building and using routes for create, read, update, and delete (CRUD) operations; connecting the application to SQL and NoSQL databases; securing the application built; and deploying your application locally or to a cloud environment.
By the end of this book, ...
Simplifying Android Development with Coroutines and Flows
Coroutines and flows are the new recommended way for developers to carry out asynchronous programming in Android using simple, modern, and testable code. This book will teach you how coroutines and flows work and how to use them in building Android applications, along with helping you to develop modern Android applications with asynchronous programming using real data.
The book begins by showing you how to create and handle Kotlin coroutines on Android. You'll explore asynchronous programming in Kotlin, and understand how to test Kotlin coroutines. Next, you'll learn about Kotlin flows on Android, and have a closer look at using Kotlin flows by getting to grips with handling flow cancellations and exceptions and testing the flows.
By the end of this book, you'll have the skills you need to build high-quality and maintainable Android applications using coroutines and flows. ...
Learn API Testing
Explore software web application architecture, API testing, coding practices, and the standards for better API test automation development and management. This book focuses on aspiring software testing engineers currently working in API testing, and those starting their journey in the field of software testing.
You'll begin with an introduction to API testing and software web applications involving APIs. The book then moves on to the authentication standards used in the software industry, and the tools, the frameworks, and the libraries used in API testing. As the book progresses, you'll learn about the test pyramid, how to test an API what makes a good test script, and various coding guidelines. Finally, you get to write your own API test script.
Learn API Testing is your pathway to understanding a typical software web application, its requests and responses, and the properties of a good test script. ...
API Marketplace Engineering
This is your hands-on guide to designing, building, and operating an API Marketplace to allow your organization to expose internal services and customer data securely for use by external developers. The book shows the mutual nature of a relationship in which organizations benefit from revenue and the reach of a new digital channel and third-party developers benefit from leveraging APIs to build unique applications.
Providing open access is a regulatory requirement in some sectors, such as financial services, and this book helps you to build a platform to comply with regulatory requirements while at the same time encouraging and supporting use by external development teams. The book provides the blueprints for assembling teams and systems to build and support an API ecosystem. It offers insight into how the Marketplace can be constructed in a way to allow agility and flexibility to meet aggressive startup developer timelines while balancing established enterprise requir ...
Python for ArcGIS Pro
Integrating Python into your day-to-day ArcGIS work is highly recommended when dealing with large amounts of geospatial data. Python for ArcGIS Pro aims to help you get your work done faster, with greater repeatability and higher confidence in your results.
Starting from programming basics and building in complexity, two experienced ArcGIS professionals-turned-Python programmers teach you how to incorporate scripting at each step: automating the production of maps for print, managing data between ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online, creating custom script tools for sharing, and then running data analysis and visualization on top of the ArcGIS geospatial library, all using Python.
You'll use ArcGIS Pro Notebooks to explore and analyze geospatial data, and write data engineering scripts to manage ongoing data processing and data transfers. This exercise-based book also includes three rich real-world case studies, giving you an opportunity to apply and extend the concepts you studied earli ...
Machine Learning for Streaming Data with Python
Streaming data is the new top technology to watch out for in the field of data science and machine learning. As business needs become more demanding, many use cases require real-time analysis as well as real-time machine learning. This book will help you to get up to speed with data analytics for streaming data and focus strongly on adapting machine learning and other analytics to the case of streaming data.
You will first learn about the architecture for streaming and real-time machine learning. Next, you will look at the state-of-the-art frameworks for streaming data like River. Later chapters will focus on various industrial use cases for streaming data like Online Anomaly Detection and others. As you progress, you will discover various challenges and learn how to mitigate them. In addition to this, you will learn best practices that will help you use streaming data to generate real-time insights.
By the end of this book, you will have gained the confidence you need to stream ...
Deploying NGINX as an API Gateway
In this eBook, we tell you how to take an existing NGINX Open Source or F5 NGINX Plus configuration and extend it to manage API traffic as well. When you use NGINX for API management, you tap into the high performance, reliability, robust community support, and expert professional support (for NGINX Plus customers) that NGINX is famous for.
With that in mind, we recommend using the techniques described here to access NGINX capabilities wherever possible. Then use complementary solutions for any capabilities that they uniquely offer.
In this foreword, we take a look at how NGINX fits as a potential complement or replacement for existing API gateway and API management approaches. We then introduce the rest of the eBook, which shows you how to implement many important API gateway capabilities with NGINX. ...