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Implementing Oracle API Platform Cloud Service

By : Andrew Bell, Sander Rensen, Luis Weir, Phil Wilkins
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Implementing Oracle API Platform Cloud Service

By: Andrew Bell, Sander Rensen, Luis Weir, Phil Wilkins

Overview of this book

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.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)


The chapter started by providing a comprehensive walk through of how Oracle's API offering evolved from being a traditional SOA stack, into a 3rd generation API Platform, capable of satisfying numerous use cases and scenarios, both on-premise and cloud.

The chapter continued by providing a detailed overview of the Oracle API Platform Cloud Service (APIP CS) architecture and Apiary. Comprehensive diagrams were introduced to illustrate the different features available in the product, all of which were described throughout the chapter.

The chapter then carried on to describe the API Platform's management portal and developer portals. The different pages and sections within each were described in order to provide a holistic view of the capabilities offered by the product, also including a description of the platform's management REST APIs, its resources and use cases.

The chapter ended by providing an overview of Apiary although not in great detail as more information regarding how to make use of Apiary is available in Chapter 3, Designing the API.

In the next chapter, a real-world inspired case study will be described where it is explained the motivations and business drivers for adopting an API Management platform.