Automated testing of WSO2 ESB / WSO2 EI services

Posted by Joris Jansen on 19 Oct, 2017

Everybody knows (or should know) that automated testing is a must when you develop applications. If you don’t test your software, you run a big risk of releasing software that doesn’t function well. Although testing doesn’t guarantee your software is bug free, it will decrease the number of bugs in your released software. Most developers find testing boring and time consuming, that’s exactly why a lot of testing is, or should be, done automatically: Automated testing tools don’t get distracted, bored or whatever but do the task without complaints and reports back on the results.

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Topics: WSO2 ESB, WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, WSO2 EI, WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus

FOMO is real: join the Blockchain technology movement

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 17 Oct, 2017

People that suffer from FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) aren’t the disruptors of this world. They’ll follow trends, and deploy new techniques because they see others do the same. This often results in them spending money on things they don’t understand so they’re missing out on the important things. But when it comes to Blockchain, FOMO is real. Not because you’ll suffer when you don’t get involved, but simply because it would be a wasted opportunity. The Blockchain technology is about to knock the socks off traditional bankers, and you can be a part of the movement. And if it’s your socks that are on the line, you can use the current developments to adapt. Because believe me: you don’t want to miss this.         

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Topics: Digital Transformation, Blockchain

Make Money with APIs using WSO2 API Manager (Part 1)

Posted by Rob Blaauboer on 12 Oct, 2017

WSO2’s API Manager supports the Monetization of API’s. In layman’s terms: it allows you to make money with the API’s you or your organization are offering.

For many organizations, monetization is not something they would consider. Governments often offer a service to the public with their API’s. However, API’s can have real value for people or organizations, so much even that they are willing to pay for it. In the Netherlands, the ‘Kadaster’ collects and registers administrative and spatial data on property and the rights involved. Part of the information is free, part is paid. If you want to know what a house has sold for, you can text them with with the zipcode / house / apt number and get the last know sales price. This is only EUR 1.50 and for house buyers this can be valuable information.

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Topics: WSO2 API

Keep calm, fix your data strategy and be GDPR compliant

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 10 Oct, 2017

Having fixed the PSD2 matter (if you didn’t, read this article), it’s time to fix that other abbreviation that messes with your data strategy. Unlike PSD2, GDPR does not exactly come with new opportunities that help you become a company of the future. It’s a wakeup call for the business world to pay more attention to customer privacy. A wakeup call with serious consequences, that is. But not all is lost. When well informed, there’s nothing standing in your way of running a kick ass business that complies with all governmental regulations at the same time. So, keep calm, and read this blog. 

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Topics: API, APIs, API Management, API Strategy, GDPR

Federated Authentication with BIT.LY authenticator in WSO2 Identity Server

Posted by Rob Blaauboer on 5 Oct, 2017

WSO2’s Identity and Access Management Solution, Identity Server, allows you to introduce Federated Authentication in your IT landscape.

With Federated Authentication we mean that we use a third party (a so called Identity Provider) to authenticate a user.

Rather than keeping a separate and own user registration, authentication is done by a third party for instance Facebook, Google or  another service.

We should clarify, btw, that is is not a question of either / or but rather question of choice. You can have a local authenticator and / or federated authenticator(s).

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Topics: WSO2 IS