Implementing Oracle API Platform Cloud Service: Design, deploy, and manage your APIs in Oracle’s new API Platform book by Luis Weir, Phil Wilkins, Sander Rensen and Andrew Bell

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Implementing Oracle API Platform Cloud Service moves from theory to practice using the newest Oracle API management platform. This critical new platform for Oracle developers allows you to interface the complex array of services your clients expect in the modern world.

First, you’ll learn about Oracle’s new platform and get an overview of it, then you’ll see a use case showing the functionality and use of this new platform for Oracle customers. Next, you’ll see the power of Apiary and begin designing your own APIs. From there, you’ll build and run microservices and set up the Oracle API gateways.

Moving on, you’ll discover how to customize the developer portal and publish your own APIs. You’ll spend time looking at configuration management on the new platform, and implementing the Oauth 2.0 policy, as well as custom policies. The latest finance modules from Oracle will be examined, with some of the third party alternatives in sight as well.

This broad-scoped book completes your journey with a clear examination of how to transition APIs from Oracle API Management 12c to the new Oracle API Platform, so that you can step into the future confidently.

What you will learn
  • Get an overview of the Oracle API Cloud Service Platform
  • See typical use cases of the Oracle API Cloud Service Platform
  • Design your own APIs using Apiary
  • Build and run microservices
  • Set up API gateways with the new API platform from Oracle
  • Customize developer portals
  • Configuration management
  • Implement Oauth 2.0 policies
  • Implement custom policies
  • Get a policy SDK overview
  • Transition from Oracle API Management 12c to the new Oracle API platform
Who this book is for

This book is for all Oracle developers who are working or plan to work with the Oracle API Platform Cloud Service. Get the book here.

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How API control ensures integration success by Joost Volker

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A connected enterprise drives innovation and enables organisations to deliver the superior experience that customers demand. With streamlined cloud platforms and APIs enabling simpler and faster connections at scale, businesses of all sizes can connect and extend their services while staying in total control throughout the integration lifecycle.

Previously, we’ve talked about how integration and innovation are linked. Truly innovative ideas aren’t necessarily about bringing new solutions or tools to your organisation—it’s about connecting existing systems, touchpoints, and data in new ways.

But the way businesses create and manage integration points is also going through a period of transformational innovation. Platforms have evolved to speed innovation, leverage existing investments and deliver rapid business decisions with 360-degree view.

Integration starts in the cloud

Integration has been an important part of on-premise development for some time. But in today’s business world, the cloud is taking integration to completely new levels.

In the cloud, integration tools are easier to acquire, simpler to experiment with, and can connect far more disparate services (with far less effort). Cloud platforms offer visual extension tools that can help you:

  • Get LOB professionals involved in the integration journey with intuitive user interfaces
  • Add Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence capabilities to broaden business process automation
  • Provide multi-channel options to facilitate all possible interactions with users, process owners, and administrators.

In the cloud, it’s easier than ever to join customer-facing portals with back-end payment systems, connect HR performance data with financial reports, or perform any other common integrations across the enterprise.

Not only are cloud platforms simplifying integration and putting powerful capabilities in the hands of more organisations, they’re also helping businesses develop more advanced, truly unified integration strategies to monetise their data, services, and the connections between them.

Enter the API

In a world dominated by the fast-paced digital economy, APIs have become a popular technology to connect and extend applications. By abstracting underlying information and only exposing the information relevant to an integration, APIs have made creating secure new integrations faster and simpler, allowing disparate services to interact with each other and extend their reach.

For example, successful cloud native architectures require a strong API design to tie back into the app as a whole. Read the complete article here.

 

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Integration Cloud – the Value Add by Niall Commiskey

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The next iteration of our cloud based integration platform has been released recently.
Are we going to get another acronym – AIC? Let’s wait and see.

But firstly, what are the deltas between the customer managed OIC and AIC?
OIC customer managed, means what it says – you are responsible for the environment, provisioning pre-requisites etc. You are responsible for patching, DB backup/recovery etc. AIC is more like a SaaS experience, you just log in and use the stuff.

The screenshot above shows the context menu for my AIC instance. As you can see, all I can do is use it; no weblogic console login, no enterprise manager login, no ssh. I just use it, sure isn’t that why I bought it? I don’t want to manage underlying infrastructure, I just need to integration my SaaS and on-prem apps. Read the complete article here.

 

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Bill Swales and Siddhartha Agarwal kick off and in-depth series that explores the most common journeys to the cloud

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Watch the videos here.

 

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New Home for Oracle PaaS and IaaS Customer Forums

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The Oracle PaaS and IaaS customer forums have moved to Oracle Cloud Customer Connect and now include over 20 discussion forums covering a wide range of Oracle platform and infrastructure services. We encourage you to be active in these forums as a way to network with the Oracle customer community and build your reputation as an Oracle Cloud expert. Please join today.

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Additional new content PaaS Partner Community

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· Autonomous IT Now How will autonomous technology services alter business strategies and change the nature of IT? Companies using Oracle’s Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud are providing some of the earliest answers. For example, for the first time ever, a businessperson who isn’t an expert in IT can order up a powerful, autonomous data warehouse and be ready to load huge amounts of data—accomplishing in minutes what might have taken a DBA days to set up. “This gives database superpowers to business people who never had it before,” says Accenture Chief Technology and Innovation Officer Paul Daugherty. Read more about how Daugherty and fellow leaders in business and tech are using autonomous IT right now.

· Municipal Open Data APIs and Low Code Development Tools: Several cities offer APIs for accessing Municipal Open Data. Learn about the kind of data that is available and about some of the tools you can use to take advantage of these incredible resources.

· Experience Oracle Cloud with $300 in Free Credits

· Report: How CFOs Can Lead the Coming Productivity Boom

· Developers: Find a Free Oracle Code Event Near You

· Microservices: Unraveling the Mystery

· Functions-as-a-Service – What SOA Should Have Been

· Running Spring Boot in a Docker container on OpenJDK, Oracle JDK, Zulu on Alpine Linux, Oracle Linux, Ubuntu

· Building Single Base-Language Chatbots with Oracle Intelligent Bots

· Continuous Integration with Apiary, Dredd, and Wercker

· Oracle MOOC: Developing Chatbots with Oracle Mobile Cloud, Enterprise

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Demystifying Blockchain and Consensus Mechanisms – Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Never Told by: Andre Boaventura

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It is likely that you’ve heard at least one description of what blockchain is, and that description probably had something to do with money due to many popular technologies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple and many others currently available in the cryptocurrency marketplace. Blockchain has received a lot of attention for its “distributed ledger” technology, which is the basis for buying or selling cryptocurrencies and other assets through private markets. However, Blockchain technology has broader applications than cryptocurrencies. Today, blockchain is being already adopted as part of many everyday business-to-business transactions, including those powered by enterprise applications such as ERP, Supply Chain, Financial Services, etc.

The Blockchain is an undeniably ingenious invention – the brainchild of a person or group of people known by the pseudonym, Satoshi Nakamoto. But since then, it has evolved into something greater, and the main question every single person is asking is: What is Blockchain?

By definition, Blockchain is a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography. Each block typically contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, a timestamp and transaction data. By design, a blockchain is inherently resistant to modification of the data. It is "an open, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way". For use as a distributed ledger, a blockchain is typically managed by a peer-to-peer network collectively adhering to a protocol for validating new blocks. Once recorded, the data in any given block cannot be altered retroactively without the alteration of all subsequent blocks, which requires collusion of the network majority. Read the complete article here.

 

For more information please see the Blockchain partner resource kit here.

 

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IDC: The Emergence of Blockchain

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Securely extend your business applications and processes while accelerating transactions across your entire ecosystem with the power of blockchain.

  • Understand the barriers to blockchain adoption and how to overcome them
  • Learn how blockchain can integrate with the rest of your technology stack
  • Realize the benefits a blockchain solution can have for your company
  • Get the paper here.

For more information please see the Blockchain partner resource kit here.

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Why there’s no innovation without integration by Barry O’Reilly & Joost Volker

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Innovation isn’t just about creating entirely new apps and services. It happens when organisations have the freedom to look beyond the constraints of new and old services, and use technology to connect and extend them together.

Every business that wants to succeed needs to innovate. For some, that’s going to mean creating new applications and services from the ground up, but innovation isn’t just about the “net new”—it’s as much about what you connect as it is about what you create.

Few companies can execute the same green-field approach to innovation used by start-ups, nor would they want to. Instead, true innovation for most organisations is about the way you connect the old with the new—extending and enhancing the existing brand. 

Modern tools and capabilities can help you connect existing investments to new services to deliver rapid innovation that helps you make use of both old and new applications, while generating greater value from both.

The different kinds of change

It’s easy to think of innovation as an entirely customer-facing concept. Some of the best-known examples of modern innovation are incredibly customer-focussed, from hyper-convenient new consumer experiences such as those delivered by Amazon Go, to the customer-focused UI experience built into Tesla cars that uses apps and APIs to connect drivers to the outside world.

The most powerful and transformational innovations are not mere gimmicks. They bring the strength and power of an organization to a new channel, to a new service offering, or to a new engagement platform. The approach and engagement with customers is new and innovative, but the existing strength and reliability of the brand is maintained through innovation. This is how established businesses are outmanoeuvring their start-up competitors.

By leveraging new integration tools, established businesses can create new integration points between existing investments to improve efficiency, reduce waste – and ultimately build innovation into both internal and external processes and channels while continuing to drive value from existing investments.

Enabling Innovation

In today’s fast paced market, every company, large or small, understands that innovation is a top priority. Across all industries and companies of all sizes, we are witnessing the adoption of start-up type models and approaches to innovate rapidly and innovate at low-cost. Just like start-ups every company needs to try new things. Many may not work but those that do could be revolutionary. Read the complete article here.

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