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Exploring Integration: API Tools

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Exploring Integration: API Tools

Learn about tools for building APIs, securing them, creating OpenAPI definitions, and more in this exploration of all sorts of tools for API developers.

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APIs are the wave of the future for enabling all kinds of integration. The following tools and techniques will be invaluable in building and securing them. You'll also find the latest integration and API news, free DZone resources, and job opportunities. Let's get started.


Trending API Articles on DZone

  1. Create Your First OpenAPI Definition With Swagger Editor, by Lukas Rosenstock. This walkthrough will help you make use of the Swagger Editor to create an OpenAPI definition to create a REST API!

  2. How Do You Ensure the Security of Your APIs?, by Vivek Yadav. Learn about types of APIs, types of clients, and techniques for protecting their information in this in-depth look at security practices for APIs.

  3. Using JWT to Secure a Stateless API World, by Ricardo Righi. API security is more important now than ever before. Learn to implement reliable user identity management and authorization with JSON Web Tokens.

  4. The API Portal Outline for a Project I Am Working On, by Kin Lane. This comprehensive walkthrough demonstrates the bare-bones components of a basic API portal implementation for a simple public API.

  5. Building Your Next Microservice With Eclipse MicroProfile, by John Ament. This quick tutorial will show you how to build your next microservice with the recently updated Eclipse MicroProfile APIs.


Integration and APIs Around the Web

  1. Xillio Unveils Cloud-Based Developer API for Content Integration, Joyce Wells, November 21, 2017. Learn more about this cloud-based API for accessing content repositories and applications.

  2. Now Playing: Using Spotify's Awesome API With React, Jonny Kalambay, November 13, 2017. Spotify's API opens up lots of cool functionality for music; learn how to integrate it here.

  3. First Look at Scio, a Scala API for Apache Beam, Alex Woodie, November 15, 2017. See how Scio allows Scala developers to use Beam for their batch and streaming applications.


Free Integration Resources

  1. DZone's Guide to Integration: API Design and Management: a free ebook download.

  2. An Overview of GraphQL: DZone's latest Refcard on this popular tool for building APIs, an alternative to REST.


Who's Hiring?

Here you can find a few opportunities from our Jobs community. See if any match your skills and apply online today!

Technical Architect - PLM Software
Siemens Healthineers
Location: Remote (United States)
Experience: BS degree in Mechanical and/or Manufacturing Engineering, Computer Science, Technology, or equivalent knowledge of PLM. Experience with metadata migration, mapping, data validation.

Full-Stack Software Engineer
Bull City Talent Group
Location: Durham, NC, United States
Experience: Success with developing and owning implementing distributed cloud architectures with big data and real-time performance requirements. Expert backend software development skills. Deep expertise with 3rd party API integrations.

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integration ,openapi ,api ,api security ,microservices

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