Understanding Zato server startup callable objects


Zato startup callable objects are a means through which arbitrary Python functions or classes can be invoked when a server is booting up in order to influence its configuration or setup, even before any service is invoked. This technique offers customization possibilities in addition to the standard configuration options set before a server starts - read on to learn details. Read more

A dark theme for auto-generated API documentation


Starting with version 3.2, Zato will use a new, dark theme for its auto-generated API documentation and specifications. Here is its preview. Read more

Backing up and restoring Zato Single Sign-On data


This article presents a procedure for backing up all of Zato Single Sign-On (SSO) data and restoring it later on. Read more

Invoking Zato Python microservices with OpenAPI


One of the exciting additions of the upcoming Zato 3.2 release is the ability to invoke services through OpenAPI endpoints without a need for creation of REST channels explicitly - read more for details. Read more

Zato services as containers for Python functions and methods


Acting as containers for enterprise APIs, Zato services are able to invoke each other to form higher-level processes and message flows. What if a service needs to invoke a hot-deployable Python function or method, though? Read on to learn details of how to accomplish it. Read more

Generating API documentation for both external and internal users


A recurring need in larger integration projects is generation of API documentation for users belonging to different, yet related, target groups. Read on to learn how to generate Zato-based API specifications for more than one group from a single source of information. Read more

Auto-generating API specifications as OpenAPI, WSDL and Sphinx


This article presents a workflow for auto-generation of API specifications for your Zato services - if you need to share your APIs with partners, external or internal, this is how it can be done. Read more

Configuring Zato for high-performance Oracle Database connections


If you need to configure Zato for Oracle DB connections and you want to ensure the highest performance possible, this is the post which goes through the process step-by-step. Read on for details. Read more

Publish/subscribe, Zato services and asynchronous API integrations


This article introduces features built into Zato that let one take advantage of publish/subscribe topics and message queues in communication between Zato services, API clients and backend systems. Read more

Windows commands and PowerShell scripts as API microservices


This post goes through the steps of exposing Windows commands and PowerShell scripts as remote Zato API services that can be invoked by REST clients. Read more