Tag Archives: Apigee

It’s that time of year… when people think about exchanging JWT for opaque tokens

Yes, it’s that time of year when people think about RFC7523, which describes how to exchange JWT for opaque OAuth tokens. Right? If you’re like me, the waves of acronyms, jargon, and IETF RFCs (see what I did there?) seem to never end. OAuth, JWT, RFC 7523, JTI, … Continue reading »


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Bryan Kirshner on Passing the Digital Strategy Laugh Test

Bryan Kirschner of Apigee on what it takes for a CEO to pass the laugh test when it comes to digital strategy. He proposes a handful of metrics that CEOs should be managing; and says that observers should judge CEOs on their progress on these metrics. Makes a … Continue reading »


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Webinar on OpenID Connect and JWT in Apigee Edge, featuring yours truly

Here’s the replay of the Webinar, on OpenID Connect and JWT that I did with Vinit Mehta a week ago or so. It’s about 45 minutes long. If you have questions, you can post them to The Apigee Community


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The spec formerly known as Swagger is now OpenAPI

Swagger has been renamed! Three weeks ago. I didn’t realize this, and (forgive me) I’ve been continuing to use the term “swagger” when I really should have been using “OpenAPI”, in the time since. Helpfully, Marsh, an esteemed colleague of mine, has produced a slackbot to remind me … Continue reading »


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Pretty psyched about Swagger Editor for APIs

I’m pretty excited about the Swagger editor. But to understand why, you first need to know what Swagger is all about. Let’s take a step back. As of August 2014, total activity on smartphones and tablets accounted for ~60% of digital media time spent in the U.S. This … Continue reading »


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Loving the simple API Design Guidelines from GoCardless

See here. I like this for several reasons: I like the simplicity and clarity of the guidelines. I agree with all of their guidelines; nothing feels controversial there. Such as: Use JSON, and pretty print it. Be explicit with error messages. Use plural nouns for containers. Etc. I … Continue reading »


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Must Love Clouds

Apigee is looking for a few good SEs. An SE is a Sales Engineer. At Apigee, this is a member of the sales team who’s very technically adept, loves technology, and loves talking to other technologists about how to apply cool technology to solve hard problems. This person … Continue reading »


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Hmmm, SOA is a bad word? So let’s call it APIs !

David Linthicum, in his InfoWorld article, observes that SOA is a “bad word”, noting that SOA Companies are now rebranding themselves as API Management companies. Some editor at InfoWorld apparently chose the article title to be “Service governance morphs into cloud API management”. But I don’t think that’s … Continue reading »


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How not to do APIs; and …My New Job

Having access to a quick way to get dictionary lookups of English words while using the computer has always been useful to me. I don’t like to pay the “garish dancing images” ad tax that comes with using commercial dictionary sites like merriam-webster.com; or worse, the page-load-takes-10-seconds tax. I … Continue reading »


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