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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)

What you need for this book

Beyond the use of Oracle APIP CS, we have taken the approach of utilizing additional services and tools that are free wherever possible. We will explain in more detail the different tools and services, but let's start by just introducing what is needed:

  • Oracle Cloud Account—a trial Oracle APIP CS account will be sufficient for most things (as long as you have tried everything in the book within the trial period obviously)
  • Free accounts with Apiary (
  • The CURL command-line tool to allow us to make simple calls to some API (
  • API Fortress for API testing (
  • Node.js as the core technology to build a microservice (
  • The Atom editor for editing a Node.js-based microservice (
  • Docker community edition for running the microservice in a container (