API Integrations in Python Blog - Page 3


Web scraping as an API service

2022-05-18

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 favorite tool of this kind, called Playwright. Read more

Integrating with Jira APIs

2022-05-16

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. Read more

Salesforce API integrations and connected apps

2022-05-09

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. Read more

Integrating with Salesforce in Python

2022-05-02

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. Read more

Architecture primer

2022-04-25

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. Read more

Remote API debugging with VS Code

2022-01-24

Visual Studio Code offers excellent means to debug remote API servers without a need to ever leave your IDE. This post is a step-by-step guide describing the process of configuring your local VS Code instance for remote Python and Zato code debugging. Read more

API development workflow with Zato

2022-01-10

Zato is an integration platform and backend application server which means that, during most of their projects, developers using Zato are interested in a few specific matters that I am covering in this article. Read more

Enterprise API integrations under Windows

2021-09-15

If you are on Windows, looking for an integration platform to connect your APIs, systems, applications, backend resources or mobile apps, I am happy to let you know that Zato now supports Windows natively - read on for more details on how to get started with it. Read more

Resilient REST APIs with SSL/TLS client certificates

2021-05-10

This Zato how-to is about ensuring that only API clients with valid SSL/TLS certificates, including expected certificate fingerprints or other metadata, can invoke selected REST endpoints. In this way, we are making access to the endpoints secure and, at the same time, we can guard against a class of faults related to the Certificate Authority infrastructure. Read more

Converting SOAP and WSDL into REST APIs

2021-05-03

Even if most of new APIs today are built around REST, there are still already existing, production applications and systems that expose their APIs using SOAP and WSDL only - in today's article we are integrating with a SOAP service in order to expose it as a REST interface to external applications. Read more