WSO2 to Present Webinar Series on Implementing API Management to Extend Business Opportunities

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Webinars will explore best practices for API design, analysis, workflows and scalable deployment; API ecosystem transformation; and IoT device management via APIs

WSO2 delivers the only complete open source enterprise SOA middleware stack purpose-built as an integrated platform to support today’s heterogeneous enterprise environments—internally and in the cloud

Organizations are leveraging APIs in combination with the cloud and Internet of Things to expose new business opportunities for bringing enterprises, their customers and partners together.

Increasingly, organizations are leveraging APIs in combination with the cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) to expose new business opportunities for bringing enterprises, their customers and partners together. To help IT professionals address this opportunity, WSO2 will present a webinar series on how to optimize API management best practices using WSO2 API Manager and other key products in the WSO2 Carbon enterprise middleware platform.

Included in the series is a webinar on emerging trends in the API economy featuring guest presenter Randy Heffner, Forrester Research, Inc. vice president and principal analyst serving application development and delivery professionals. The webinar with Mr. Heffner will be held on November 6, 2014. To learn more about all seven WSO2 API management webinars, which run October 8 – November 26, 2014, visit, http://wso2.com/landing/api-management-webinar-series-2014.

October 8: API Design with WSO2 API Manager

The proper design of a RESTful API is key to helping businesses connect with new partners, increase API performance, reduce the API development effort, and minimize operational support. This session will provide an introduction to API design best practices. It will explore how to design APIs, test an API design using prototyped APIs, and expose an API as a managed API using WSO2 API Manager. The session will also provide a demonstration of the concepts discussed.

Webinar co-presenters Lalaji Sureshika and Roshan Wijesena are both WSO2 senior software engineers focused on WSO2 API Manager development. The one-hour webinar will be held Wednesday, October 8, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PDT. To learn more, visit http://wso2.com/library/webinars/2014/10/api-design-with-wso2-api-manager.

October 15: Collecting and Analyzing API Statistics

Timely insights into API performance can help to mitigate and prevent problems. This webinar will explore how to collect custom statistics using WSO2 API Manager and WSO2 Business Activity Monitor (WSO2 BAM). It also will cover how to analyze and visualize API statistics to produce relevant insights. Additionally, the session will examine how to use WSO2 Complex Event Processor (WSO2 CEP) for real-time analytics and alerts.

Jointly presenting the webinar will be Joseph Fonseka, WSO2 senior technical lead, and Chamila Adhikarinayake, WSO2 software engineer, who both focus on WSO2 API Manager development. The one-hour webinar will be held Wednesday, October 15, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PDT. Visit http://wso2.com/library/webinars/2014/10/collecting-and-analyzing-api-statistics for more information.

October 22: Customizing Workflows in WSO2 API Manager

APIs are an effective way to expose business functions to the outside world. This webinar will examine how business processes address organizational requirements, as well as how WSO2 API Manager and WSO2 Business Process Server (WSO2 BPS) together provide a complete and flexible environment for integrating business workflows for APIs. The session also will discuss how businesses can customize existing workflows and extend their functionality. Additionally, it will discuss business workflow support for a multi-tenant environment.

Webinar co-presenters Lakmali Baminiwatta and Vijayaratha Vijayasingam are both WSO2 senior software engineers focused on WSO2 product development. The one-hour webinar will be held Wednesday, October 22, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PDT. To learn more, visit http://wso2.com/library/webinars/2014/10/customising-workflows-in-wso2-api-manager.

November 6: WSO2 Guest Webinar – Emerging Trends in the API Economy and API Management

Modern enterprises are steadily moving from being software enabled to API enabled. This webinar will explore how organizations can transform their API ecosystems into profitable business ventures. It also will examine the transition from a service-oriented architecture (SOA) to an API-driven one. Additionally, the webinar will discuss how APIs present business opportunities, identifying the symbiotic relationships between API management and the API economy.

Jointly leading the webinar will be guest presenter Randy Heffner, Forrester Research vice president and principal analyst, and Nuwan Dias, WSO2 associate technical lead. The one-hour webinar will be held Wednesday, November 6, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PDT. For more information, visit http://wso2.com/library/webinars/2014/11/wso2-guest-webinar-emerging-trends-in-the-api-economy-and-api-management for more information.

November 12: Scalable Deployment Patterns in WSO2 API Manager

A distributed approach is critical to ensuring that the systems handling APIs can scale reliably to meet performance demands, regardless of the load. This webinar will examine how WSO2 API Manager's functional component architecture supports effective deployment of a distributed setup. It will take attendees through deployments on a single-server, in a cluster using a load balancer, and in the cloud. The session also will review production deployment models, how to fine-tune them, and how to address common problems encountered with deployment patterns.

Webinar co-presenters Sanjeewa Malalgoda and Uvindra Dias Jayasinha are both WSO2 senior software engineers focused on WSO2 API Manager development. The one-hour webinar will be held Wednesday, November 12, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PDT. Visit http://wso2.com/library/webinars/2014/11/scalable-deployment-patterns-in-api-manager to learn more.

November 19: Extensible API Management with WSO2 API Manager

An extensible API brings opportunities for growth, scalability, innovation, and productivity to enterprise application development. This webinar will explore how organizations can use an extensible API management platform to offer business APIs to service consumers. It will discuss how businesses can customize the API portal look and feel. The session also will cover message mediation extensions, extensible workflow integrations, security extensions and customizations. Additionally, the webinar will review best practices for extending the API handler chain, and it will present real-world use cases for extensible API management.

Jointly presenting the webinar will be Amila De Silva, WSO2 senior software engineer, and Abimaran Kugathasan, WSO2 software engineer, who both focus on WSO2 product development. The one-hour webinar will be held Wednesday, November 19, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PDT. Visit http://wso2.com/library/webinars/2014/11/extensible-api-management-with-wso2-api-manager for more information.

November 26: IoT and API Management

For Internet of Thing (IoT) capabilities to be useful, having a programmatic way of accessing them is key, and APIs are the fundamental blocks for offering these capabilities in a programmer-friendly manner. This webinar will examine how organizations can strengthen IoT device and API management. It will explain how enterprise teams can collect statistics from devices, as well as manage the registration and subscription of devices. The session also will explore the use of managed APIs for throttling to align traffic with a device’s processing capabilities, along with best practices for scaling to support a large number of devices with the WSO2 platform.

Presenting the webinar will be Sumedha Rubasinghe, WSO2 director of API architecture, who focuses on development of the WSO2 Carbon middleware platform, including WSO2 Data Services Server, WSO2 Governance Registry, WSO2 BAM, and WSO2 API Manager. The one-hour webinar will be held Wednesday, November 26, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PDT. Visit http://wso2.com/library/webinars/2014/11/iot-and-api-management to learn more.

About WSO2

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