Unit 2 of Microservices March 2022 is all about how to expose your APIs in Kubernetes. Here are links to the resources you need: the livestream taking place on March 14, blogs and other prep resources, and the hands-on lab, “Protect Kubernetes APIs with Rate Limiting”.
APIOps: Delivering Your APIs as Fast as They Perform
Guest blogger Jason Benedicic explains how APIOps enables you to deliver consistent code that's thoroughly tested and reviewed at every stage, provide rich metrics and analytics to ops teams, and publish versioned APIs to your internal and external customers.
Why Speed Matters in Modern APIs
Guest blogger Jason Benedicic describes several use cases from his daily life where real-time API performance is key to a satisfactory interaction with the app: his favorite dinner-delivery service, his home office with automated controls for lighting and connectivity, and his online-only bank.
A Reference Architecture for Real-Time APIs
Our reference architecture for real‑time APIs has six elements: the API gateway, policy server, dev portal, security service, identity service, and DevOps tooling.
The Importance of Securing Real-Time APIs
A combination of factors makes APIs rich targets for security attacks. We discuss methods for securing APIs throughout their lifecycle, from design and development through delivery, using WAFs, bot protection, API management tools, and API gateways.
Benchmarking API Management Solutions from NGINX, Kong, and Amazon: Do They Deliver APIs in Real Time?
Independent technical research firm GigaOm compared the performance of NGINX and several popular API management solutions. Their report validates NGINX as the only solution that helps you deliver APIs in real time. Read this summary blog and download the full report.
Is Your API Real Time? Test Its Latency with the rtapi Tool from NGINX
Does your API respond to requests within 30ms? If not, it's not a real-time API with the kind of low latency that the vast majority of organizations demand. Measure your API's latency with the rtapi tool from NGINX, and find out how NGINX can help your API achieve real-time responsiveness.
The State of API Gateways
We examine the state of API gateways as the industry transitions from monolithic to microservices‑based apps, considering the challenges of hugely distributed app environments. We explore the role of API gateways in a service mesh and in hybrid clouds.
Real-Time APIs: Trends and Adoption
APIs are playing an increasingly important role in digital transformation at enterprises, in every vertical and region. We review trends in API usage as reported by industry analyst IDC, and explain how NGINX solves the challenges that companies face in deploying and managing APIs.
How Real-Time APIs Power Our Lives
Many popular mobile apps rely on "real-time" APIs, which can process an API call end-to-end in under 30 milliseconds. Explore many real-world examples -- ride hailing, cashierless stores, credit card fraud detection, and IoT -- and learn why you need NGINX, the only real-time API solution.