Reports and Reference
The Platform Vision of API Giants
Kin Lane’s Industry Guide to API Design
Winning in the API Economy
The Unseen Enablers of Platforms
Building an API-Driven Ecosystem for the Internet of Things
What is an API?
The API Owner’s Manual
Kin Lane’s API 101
Gain a deeper understanding of the technology behind APIs and the API ecosystem. This report covers topics of interest for business and technical readers, including adoption, monetization, and discovery.
The Industry Guide to API Management
This guide, prepared by Kin Lane, highlights API management solutions and lays out the building blocks of API management for providers, including onboarding, documentation, and access control.
Running zero-infrastructure APIs with Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, and 3scale
This guide takes you through the steps to implement an API service behind the Amazon API Gateway using AWS Lambda, Amazon’s event-driven compute service. Sample Lambda functions and configuration instructions are also included.
Performance Matters: Load testing and tuning for your API
This how-to describes the best way to successfully run a load test on your API. We’ll start with a simple, unmeasured API, and progress to adding an access control layer and making sure that everything is battle-tested and ready to handle production traffic.
Deploying an API on Amazon EC2 for AWS rookies
Amazon is a fantastic platform for running APIs, so we put together our best practices into this short tutorial. Besides Amazon EC2, we’ll use the Ruby Grape gem to create the API interface and an NGINX gateway to handle access control.
How to deploy an NGINX API gateway on Heroku
This tutorial describes the required steps to deploy NGINX as an API gateway on the Heroku platform. Since NGINX is so lightweight, the free offering from Heroku will be enough for most cases.
Web API Deployment on Windows Azure
Step-by-step instructions, screenshots, and examples for API deployment in a Windows Azure environment using 3scale’s API management platform along with Capistrano, the Ruby Grape gem, and Nginx.
Deploying 3scale with the official 3scale Chef Cookbook
For current or prospective Chef users, this tutorial explains how to use the official 3scale Chef Cookbook to automate the deployment of your API gateway.
Brochures and Quick Reads
Deploying the 3scale API Gateway with Chef
The 3scale Chef Cookbook is an enterprise-ready solution for DevOps that makes automated deployment of 3scale API gateways with Chef super easy.
This Cookbook, available on the Chef Supermarket, lets you automate on-premise gateway deployment and subsequent connection with the 3scale cloud for easier internal deployments and quicker connection with other services.
3scale and Amazon API Gateway
3scale supports the unique requirements of delivering APIs on AWS. Use the tools in this guide to deploy and integrate the Amazon API Gateway.
At 3scale, three fundamental values have guided the evolution of our product: flexible architecture, self-serve access, and a focus on API management.
5 Steps to a Rock Solid API Program
Starting an API program? Build for success from the start by keeping these considerations in mind as you plan, build, and expand your organization’s API.