Digital Transformation and Modernization with IBM API Connect

By Bryon Kataoka , James Brennan , Ashish Aggarwal
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About this book

IBM API Connect enables organizations to drive digital innovation using its scalable and robust API management capabilities across multi-cloud and hybrid environments. With API Connect's security, flexibility, and high performance, you'll be able to meet the needs of your enterprise and clients by extending your API footprint. This book provides a complete roadmap to create, manage, govern, and publish your APIs.

You'll start by learning about API Connect components, such as API managers, developer portals, gateways, and analytics subsystems, and the management capabilities provided by CLI commands. You’ll then develop APIs using OpenAPI and discover how you can enhance them with logic policies. The book shows you how to modernize SOAP and FHIR REST services as secure APIs with authentication, OAuth2/OpenID, and JWT, and demonstrates how API Connect provides safeguards to GraphQL APIs as well as published APIs that are easy to discover and well documented. As you advance, the book guides you in generating unit tests that supplement DevOps pipelines using Git and Jenkins for improved agility, and concludes with best practices for implementing API governance and customizing API Connect components.

By the end of this book, you'll have learned how to transform your business by speeding up the time-to-market of your products and increase the ROI for your enterprise.

Publication date:
January 2022

About the Authors

  • Bryon Kataoka

    As Trusted Advisor and CTO of the iSOA Group, Bryon Kataoka has established a reputation as a leader in architecture and technology, focused around IBM API Connect, RedHat OpenShift, and DataPower gateways. Bryon has developed his style of professionalism, where education and knowledge is the driving innovative force to success. Bryon participates in IBM certification exams, has presented at conferences, and has authored The WebSphere Application Server Bible. He is a father of four, a home winemaker with his own vineyard, a decent golfer, and practices blues guitar.

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  • James Brennan

    As an owner and lead consultant of McIndi Solutions, James Brennan is a recognized leader in the DataPower and IBM API Connect space. Jim has participated in developing IBM certification exams, has spoken at several IBM internal and customer-facing conferences, and is a co-author of the IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliance Handbook, as well as the individual IBM DataPower volumes available. He is an accomplished musician with a prior career in musical performance, a father of three, and a fitness enthusiast.

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  • Ashish Aggarwal

    As the CEO and Technology Advisor of ANDD Techservices (USA and India), Ashish Aggarwal leads complex application modernization, integration, and API/SOA enablement projects. He has helped numerous industries, including telecoms, E&U, e-tailers, BFSI, and animal diseases management implement API/SOA-oriented solutions. He has extensive architectural, operational, and development experience in multiple IBM integration products; for example, APIC, DataPower, ACE/IIB, and MQ. Ashish is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Delhi University.

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