Rob Blaauboer

Rob Blaauboer
Rob is a Senior Business Consultant and Solution Architect with more than twenty years experience. In addition to his work he is an active blogger working on a number of articles on the ‘Internet of Things’ and a WSO2 ‘Getting Started with …’ series (WSO2 tutorial) in which he talks about WSO2 components and their purpose especially aimed at non technical readers. Rob is a WSO2 expert and official WSO2 trainer.
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Testing your WSO2 proxies and APIs with SoapUI

Posted by Rob Blaauboer on 6 Dec, 2018

In my role as WSO2 Trainer at Yenlo I regularly need to check the training materials. With the advent of WUM (WSO2 Update Manager) we go to a delivery cycle of new WSO2 product releases that warrant the use of a tool to test if all labs in the training still work. I want to be able to deploy a car file to a new server for training (i.e. a new patched version of WSO2 Enterprise Integrator) and run tests. In essence, this is the same goal as a regular test for any production environment. So, I’ve spent some time developing a set of test cases using SoapUI.

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Topics: WSO2 Proxies, WSO2 API, SoapUI

Running WSO2 API Manager 2.5.0 on a different hostname

Posted by Rob Blaauboer on 29 Nov, 2018

When you download WSO2 API Manager and deploy it, it is set to localhost as the hostname. This means you run the API Manager locally (localhost is mapped to the This is perfectly fine if you just want to see what the API Manager does. When you want to go beyond that, for instance doing a Proof of Concept, you will want to install on a server, either locally or even in the cloud. In this blog we will describe the steps you need to take in order to run the API Manager on a different hostname, in this case we will use the hostname and run on an Amazon Instance.

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Topics: Technical, WSO2 API, API Management, API, APIs, WSO2

A first look at WSO2 API Manager 2.5.0

Posted by Rob Blaauboer on 23 Aug, 2018

During WSO2Con in the USA we saw the introduction of a number of new versions of the major products from WSO2. This is the current (August 2018) list of versions available for download.

  1. WSO2 Stream Processor 4.2.0
  2. WSO2 API Manager 2.5.0
  3. WSO2 Identity Server 5.6.0
  4. WSO2 Enterprise Integrator 6.3.0

In this blog, we will focus on the WSO2 API Manager 2.5.0 and its new features. 

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Topics: WSO2 API, API Management, Ballerina, Microgateway, Technical

Doing a simple scripted setup of WSO2 Enterprise Integrator

Posted by Rob Blaauboer on 9 Aug, 2018

There are several situations where you want or need to set up WSO2. As a trainer, I do this more than I guess almost anybody else. Although making minor changes to WSO2 is not that much work. I’m talking about changing the port offset, changing host names or changing other parameters that will slightly alter the product. It would be nice to have a semi-automated tool that will allow me to do that.

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Topics: WSO2 EI, WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, Technical, Ansible

Ballerina: Setting up VS Code and a first test drive

Posted by Rob Blaauboer on 2 Aug, 2018

Ballerina is a new programming language from WSO2, aimed at microservices, easy integration and serverless computing. When you want to develop with Ballerina, you have the choice of the standard Ballerina Composer that is built in (run the composer shell or bat file to start) or add a plugin to another code editor.

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Topics: Ballerina