August 23, 2022
This Zato article is a companion to an earlier post - previously, we covered accepting REST API calls and now we will look at how Zato services can invoke external REST endpoints.
August 15, 2022
This is a quick guide on how to turn SSH commands into a REST API service. The use-case may be remote administration of devices or equipment that does not offer a REST interface or making sure that access to SSH commands is restricted to selected external REST-based API clients only.
August 11, 2022
Enabling rate-limiting in Zato means that access to Zato-based APIs can be throttled per endpoint, user or service - including options to make limits apply to specific IP addresses only - and if limits are exceeded within a selected period of time, the invocation will fail. Let’s check how to use it all.
Topics: Rate limiting
July 1, 2022
This article deals with WordPress, Elementor and webhooks APIs - how to accept data sent from WordPress forms and how to transform such requests into JSON messages to external API endpoints.
June 21, 2022
In this tutorial, one in the series that covers Atlassian APIs, I will show how to integrate with Confluence, how to connect to your wiki and how to extract information from it using Python.
Topics: Atlassian, Confluence, API
May 18, 2022
In systems-to-systems integrations, there comes an inevitable time when we have to employ some kind of a web scraping tool to integrate with a particular application. Despite its not being our first choice, it is good to know what to use at such a time - in this article, I provide a gentle introduction to my favourite tool of this kind, called Playwright.
Topics: Atlassian, Jira, API, Web scraping
May 16, 2022
Continuing in the series of articles about newest cloud connections in Zato 3.2, this episode covers Atlassian Jira from the perspective of invoking its APIs to build integrations between Jira and other systems.
May 9, 2022
This instalment in a series of articles about API integrations with Salesforce covers connected apps - how to create them and how to obtain their credentials needed to exchange REST messages with Salesforce.
Topics: API, Salesforce
May 2, 2022
Salesforce connections are one of the newest additions to Zato 3.2, allowing you to look up and manage Salesforce records and other business data. To showcase it, the article will create a sample Salesforce marketing campaign in a way that does not require the usage of anything else except for basic REST APIs combined with plain Python objects, such as dicts.
Topics: API, Salesforce
April 25, 2022
Zato is a Python-based middleware and backend platform designed for integrating and building server-side systems. The platform belongs to a broader family of solutions that, depending on one’s background, will be known under the name of an integration layer, integration platform, service-oriented platform, enterprise service bus, API server, message bus, message queue, message broker, orchestration engine or similar.
Topics: Architecture, Documentation, API, Publish-Subscribe, Scheduler