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Oracle API Management 12c Implementation by Luis Augusto Weir

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API Management

Before elaborating further on this topic we would like to describe more accurately what an API actually is. Application Programming Interface, or API for short, is a type of SOA asset that characterizes itself by:

  • Making use of lightweight data transport and data formats such as REST and JSON

    Note

    Representational State Transfer (REST) is a an architectural style for the creation of web services using native methods or verbs (GET, POST, PUT, DELETE, and others) within the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) to access resources via fully qualified uniform resource identifiers (URIs).

    For further reading, go to the following URL:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Representational_state_transfer

    JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) is a lightweight ...

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