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Open Source ESB, SOA, REST, APIs and Cloud Integrations in Python

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As we are preparing to release Zato 3.2 soon, all the programming examples are being rewritten to showcase what the platform is capable of. That includes REST examples too and this article presents a few samples taken from the documentation.

Topics: REST

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In this article, we are going to use Zato in its capacity as a multi-protocol Python API gateway - we will integrate a few popular technologies, accepting requests sent over protocols commonly used in frontend systems, enriching and passing them to backend systems and returning responses to the API clients using their preferred data formats.

Topics: API Gateway

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We begin in 2021 with a deep dive into Zato REST API channels. What are they? How to use them efficiently? How can they configured for maximum flexibility? Read on to learn all the details.

Topics: REST

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With the rise of Single-Page Applications (SPA) in web frontends, it is often the case that backend REST APIs based on Zato need to be configured for CORS. This article will explore what CORS is and how to make Zato participate in scenarios using it.

Topics: REST, CORS

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In many domains, transfer of static and batch files is an important part of systems integrations and a large number of applications produce and expect data in the form of files rather than network-based APIs. In this article, we shall see how Zato makes multi-protocol integrations of this kind possible in a way that is secure, scalable and easy to extend in Python.

Topics: File transfer

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An integral part of Zato, its scalable, service-oriented scheduler makes it is possible to execute high-level API integration processes as background tasks. The scheduler runs periodic jobs which in turn trigger services and services are what is used to integrate systems.

Topics: Scheduler

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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

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Cloud-based connections are a staple of modern API integrations - this article shows how, in just a few lines of Python code, Zato makes their usage easy, convenient and extremely effective.

Topics: API