The co-founder and CEO of 3scale, Steven Willmott, was at Gluecon 2011 on a panel discussing “Three API Perspectives” and moderated by Ben Kepes Here are the Slides of the […]
I have been thinking now for quite a long time of what could be a great, clear, illustrative and simple to understand analogy to describe what are APIs, and open […]
The most obvious case is where APIs generate direct revenue by being pay-to-play (great examples include Xignite, Hoovers, Twilio or potentially Amazon AWS) – in these cases the API effectively […]
The 3scale tech team is being increasingly asked information, tips, recommendations, or examples about API design and development best practices. This is great! We love that! It confirms that APIs […]
One of the most common things you want to do when opening up your API is set access policies for users to ensure everybody gets fair use and system resources aren’t threatened with overuse. Often it also makes sense to apply different policies to different groups of users – basic access for some, more liberal policies for others.
You can set a wide range of policies from your 3scale control panel in a few easy steps by creating plans for users to sign up to and also customize rules on a per user basis. We’ll walk through the basic steps here.
There’s a interesting post over on the Apigee blog this week on the role of API proxies for Web App development (“Why modern applications need an API proxy”) and it’s […]