Working with the command line WSO2 API Manager tool

Posted by Rob Blaauboer on 7 Mar, 2019

The latest version of WSO2’s API manager, version 2.5.0, has an additional tool to download that will make it easier for you to copy an API or an application from one environment to the other. People who are knowledgeable about the API manager can say: hang on, don’t we have that already? And they’re partly right. There is a tool that will allow you to import or export an API that has been created on the API manager. It is called API – import – export and is actually a war file that is deployed on the API manager itself in the webapps directory. My colleague Daniel Stevanović wrote a blog about it way back in 2015. 

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Topics: WSO2 API, API Management, Technical

See the Invisible

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 5 Mar, 2019

There is a saying “he/she has eyes in the back of his/her head”. This means as much as the ability to see what is happening behind you. With the advent of inexpensive cameras mounted in your car this is a reality. Look at dashcams from for instance Nextbase. Just put one in your car and you can record what is happening in front of you as well as behind you. When autonomous driving matures, we will see more and more cameras being mounted in a car together with all kinds of other technology.

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Topics: WSO2 ESB, WSO2 API, ESB, IoT, Digital Transformation, WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, API Management, API Strategy, WSO2 EI, WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus, Digital Strategy, Strategy

Date Formatting Part 1: A Practical Integration Issue

Posted by Siger Steenstra on 28 Feb, 2019

A common issue in integration is the issue of the format of your data. This problem arises often in health-care and government. Imagine a system in which every hospital and government works with tenders to attract parties to take care of data flow. Every party uses a different format to get their data across. For instance, one party denotes a birth date as ‘ddmmyyyy’ (European), another party denotes that same birth date as ‘yyyymmdd’ (American). As you will see later on the used format is not mentioned anywhere. There are no dashes or other separators to give clues about the format.

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

YAPE: The Delivery Robot

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 26 Feb, 2019

The largest consumer electronics and business-to-business show CES was held early January and you will probably have heard about all of the new technology that was shown there. We have seen a roll up TV from LG, TVs that are able to display content in 8K (even though there is no content available), controversy about a robotics award that was granted and then retracted and more than 1200 startups displaying their products and services in Eureka Park. Fifty of them were Dutch and there were some very innovative products and solutions that they were showing.

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Topics: Digital Transformation, API Management, API Strategy, Digital Strategy, Strategy

Who’s afraid of an upgrade?

Posted by Hans Bot on 21 Feb, 2019

With the success of the App Store as a market to distribute applications, people have gotten used to their apps getting updated regularly. In fact, many people simply accept their updates automatically, and trust the provider to not mess up. And then they forget about it altogether. After all, you want to use an app, not manage it, right? Given the scale of apps and the number of smartphones, it’s remarkable that this model works pretty much flawlessly. And the same model works for your phone operating system, especially when you’re on iOS (update practices of Android phone manufacturers differ). Apple proudly reported that iOS 12 adoption rate hit 50% of eligible devices within a mere three weeks of launch. Hundreds of millions of devices got updated within mere weeks. Without any serious issue. 

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Topics: WSO2, WSO2 Update Manager, Technical