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Connecting to 3rd-party APIs - How to work with REST API connector

In this video, I’m working with our REST API connector to connect to our own elastic.io Integration Management API. We offer several ways to authenticate an API depending on its configuration. Here we take basic authentication with username and password. Now with the elastic.io API, the username is actually the email address you registered with. You can navigate to the Profile Information page to copy it from there. For the password, you will take our API Key that you will find on the Profile Information page as well. Just click on it and it will be automatically copied to you clipboard. After you added the credentials, you can proceed with the configuration. Here you have several options to choose from. I’m leaving everything as it is but I need to add the URL. In our case, the URL is also provided on the Profile Information page. In other cases – with other APIs –, you will need to check the corresponding API documentation. Now all I need to do is retrieve a sample to check if the configuration has been done correctly – and it looks good. Et voilà, now I can use the elastic.io’s own API in my integration flow.

What is an ERP Integration?

ERP Integration is the method by which a business connects its ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software with other applications. The objective is to share data across systems to improve productivity and insights and create a single source of truth. There are several conventional approaches to achieving this, including point-to-point, ESB (Enterprise Service Bus), and iPaaS (Integration Platform as a Service).

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Achieving a 12% performance lift migrating Raygun's API to .NET Core 3.1

Here at Raygun, improving performance is baked into our culture. We don't just think about our application performance, but more broadly, we look at our own infrastructure and ask if there's anything we can do to make it more performant for our business and for our customers. Two years ago, we switched our API from Node.js to .NET Core and achieved a 2000% increase in throughput. To continue that story, we recently upgraded .NET Core 2.1 to 3.1 and saw a 12% increase in performance. We enjoy presenting our performance findings, so in this post, we'd like to give some context into why we upgraded and the conditions that helped us achieve the 12% performance lift.

The New Urgency to Transform to a Platform Business Model

The current situation has precipitated an intense acceleration of digital transformation. The future was always uncertain, but is now ever more so. Companies that run platform business models are proving to be relatively resilient during this uncertain time, and are likely to emerge stronger than ever. APIs are critical to these companies, and many traditional businesses are starting to adopt a platform strategy not only to survive, but to thrive.

How to Use Kong Gateway With K3s For IoT and Edge Computing on Kubernetes

Once upon a time, we had these giant structures where thousands of people would congregate to share ideas, pamphlets filled to the margins with buzz words and cheap, branded t-shirts. Yep, tech conferences – oh what a relic of the past that I miss. It used to be part of my job to attend these.


How to Extend Your ERP

ERP systems enable businesses to bring together and manage core processes and technologies under one system. But the truth is, an out-of-the-box ERP system rarely fits a business perfectly, and even if it does, it is only temporary. A business’s challenges, needs, and strategies change and grow over time, and its tools must too. When an ERP’s functionality does not fully meet your business’s needs, it’s time to think about extending it.


Rebuilding our API Call Logging Feature from Scratch

Bearer is shedding its winter coat. As we stayed safe at home during the COVID-19 crisis, it gave us the opportunity to think about our vision for the API Monitoring industry. Today, we are releasing a brand-new dashboard, a rebuilt navigation, and improvements to many of our existing features. But one change is quite big, as it is changing one of the core features of our product. We have completely rebuilt the way API call logs are managed in Bearer.