API Integrations in Python Blog - Page 5

Understanding the fan-out / fan-in API integration pattern


The fan-out / fan-in pattern is a staple of more advanced API integrations - let's check out in practice how, with Zato, it can simplify asynchronous communication across applications that do not always exhibit the same kind of availability or performance characteristics. Read more

Configuring REST channels for CORS


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. Read more

Multi-protocol file transfer integrations


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. Read more

Complex cloud API integrations made easy


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. Read more

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


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