Reports and Reference

The Platform Vision of API Giants

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Kin Lane’s Industry Guide to API Design

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Winning in the API Economy

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The Unseen Enablers of Platforms

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Building an API-Driven Ecosystem for the Internet of Things

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What is an API?

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The API Owner’s Manual

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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.

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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.

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Tutorials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Why 3scale

At 3scale, three fundamental values have guided the evolution of our product: flexible architecture, self-serve access, and a focus on API management.

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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.

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