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Implementing Oracle API Platform Cloud Service

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

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)

Designing the API

As it was described in the previous chapter, Monster Records and Associates (MRA)—a fictional music records company—having realized that its biggest asset is, in fact, its data, embarked on a digital transformation with the aim to offer its product and offerings completely online and via APIs.

The chapter starts by walking through the process and steps performed by MRA to adopt an API design first approach for building its APIs. Given the approach, the chapter will start by explaining how Apiary is used to quickly design and mock an API.

The chapter continues by illustrating how the API mock is made discoverable and accessible by making use of the Oracle API Platform and how this same approach initiates a feedback-loop between API consumer and API designer early in the life cycle.

The chapter then concludes by elaborating on how Apiary's GitHub...