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Agile API / DevOps eBook collaboration with Smartbear

Posted by Chris on July 28, 2016

Working with our partners Smartbear, we are announcing a new eBook that talks to some of the challenges we see working with clients who are moving to an Agile API / DevOps based organization. Agile API / DevOps eBook

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Inadvertent tight coupling in DevOps

Posted by Chris on June 13, 2016

When working with microservices, there is often a focus on the implementation and supporting loose coupling. The same can be true of the Continuous Integration plan that is packaging the services. In one example we found that services were all placed in a single Git repository. The CI solution when seeing a push event, triggered […]

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HKM WSO2 Support Services

Posted by Chris on May 6, 2016

HKM Consulting has been a consistent consumer and user of WSO2 products for 7 years starting with WSO2 ESB, BPS, DSS and Rules Server. More recently in the past 3 years, API Manager has been a staple and we are seeing an increasing number of organizations turn to it to help govern their growing resources. […]

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Developer Portals and Marketplaces, maturation of UDDI

Posted by Chris on May 6, 2016

Back in 2001/2002, the UDDI specification and initial public registries were meant to help provide a way for service consumers and providers to find and bind capabilities. The reality was that most Web Services instead statically bound to partners WSDL/XML Schemas. Fast forward today, the rise of Software as a Service platforms has increased the […]

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Using custom sequences within WSO2 API Manager to integrate to SOAP endpoints

Posted by Chris on March 10, 2016

WSO2 API Manager provides the ability to leverage the embedded ESB functionality via Mediation Policies. This is enabled when you create an API within API Manager in the Manage Step. Under the Configurations section, you can enable┬áthe Message Mediation Policies and select an IN, OUT and FAULT sequence. But what is a sequence, how do […]

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HKM to speak on OAuth2 at API Craft Meetup, March 30

Posted by Chris on March 10, 2016

Heading up to Smartbear’s offices for the next API Craft Meetup on March 30. We will be discussing our experiences with OAuth2 protocol and then performing a demonstration using Booknds Swagger Editor, WSO2 API Manager, Surf OAuth Resource Server and Spring Boot. The goal of the discussion will be to focus on the Authorization Code […]

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Service Virtualization Overview

Posted by Chris on February 22, 2016

In a lot of organizations, Agile is pushing teams to work in parallel vs. in a sequential way. The demands to delivery solutions every 2, 4 or 6 weeks demands teams be able to act independently if possible. For a long time, we have leveraged Smartbear’s SoapUI solution which introduced Mock Services several years ago. […]

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