Defining and Managing Business APIs
Application programming interfaces (APIs) are as old as digital computing itself but more relevant than ever as we continue to interconnect every aspect of modern life. They make up the backbone of most enterprise applications and help run the modern world. It is this very proliferation of APIs that makes them a big source of waste, redundancy, and bad practice in enterprises.
This chapter introduces two products aimed squarely at this problem space: Spring Cloud Gateway for Kubernetes and API Portal for VMware Tanzu. As is the case with every product in the Tanzu portfolio, these products address a specific acute business need: in this case, developing, operating, publishing, securing, monitoring, documenting, searching for, and consuming APIs.
In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:
- Spring Cloud Gateway for Kubernetes and API Portal for VMware Tanzu – overview
- Why Spring Cloud Gateway for Kubernetes?