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Developing APIs with Google Cloud's Apigee API Platform

Learn how to create APIs that utilise multiple services and discover how you can use custom code on Apigee.

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A private training session for your team. Groups can be of any size, at a location of your choice including our training centres.

Jellyfish has recently been made a Google Cloud Partner. This title recognises our commitment to providing world-leading Cloud-based Training solutions to help our clients achieve success.

This course will teach you how to design APIs, and how to use OpenAI specifications to document them. During the session, we’ll cover the API life cycle and how the Apigee API platform helps you manage all aspects of it. You’ll discover how APIs can be designed using API proxies, and how they are packaged as API products to be used by app developers.

Through a combination of lectures, hands-on labs, and supplemental materials, you’ll learn how to design, build, secure, deploy, and manage API solutions using Google Cloud's Apigee API Platform.

Our Developing APIs with Google Cloud's Apigee API Platform course is available as a private training session that can be delivered via Virtual Classroom, at our training centre in The Shard, or at a location of your choice in the UK.

Course overview

Who should attend:

This course is suitable for developers, architects, or engineers responsible for the solutioning, design, implementation, or management of APIs, API products, or digital products that leverage APIs.

What you'll learn:

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explore and put into practice API design, development and management concepts
  • Describe the fundamentals of REST API design
  • Describe API products, API product strategies, and how to publish APIs to a developer portal
  • Describe Apigee terminology and organisational model based on Apigee product capabilities
  • Discuss the role of user authentication and authorisation and the importance of API security
  • Identify capabilities available to secure, scale, and manage APIs and API products
  • Explore and put into practice API design, development and management concepts
  • Discuss the out-of-the-box platform capabilities for implementing mediation, traffic management, caching, and fault handling
  • Describe the value and use of API analytics
  • Describe the deployment options for the Apigee platform
  • Interact with the Apigee API Platform


Familiarity with HTTP, XML, JSON, and Javascript is useful but not required.

Course agenda

Module 1: Apigee Overview
  • Understand the placement and role of API management in modern application development
  • Define Apigee API Platform logical components and organisational structure
  • Differentiate between Apigee flexible deployment models
  • Explain API lifecycle
Module 2: API-First & OpenAPI Specifications
  • Describe the fundamentals of REST API design
  • Understand the value of API-first development and how to apply it
  • Discuss OpenAPI specifications and their use in the context of API-first development
Module 3: API Proxies
  • Define the building blocks of APIs and API proxies
  • Describe how API proxies work and how capabilities such as flows, policies, route rules, environment groups, and target servers play a role
  • Describe how APIs are exposed
  • Describe how API proxies connect to backend systems
  • Generate an API proxy using an OpenAPI specification
  • Run an API proxy in different environments without changing the target URL in the proxy code
  • Route target endpoints using route rules and troubleshoot proxies using the Apigee debug tool
Module 4: API Products
  • Define API products and API product strategies
  • Understand the role of developers, applications, and API keys in API management
  • Describe the API publication process
  • Understand API responses and status codes for REST API
  • Publish APIs as products
Module 5: Authentication, Authorisation & OAuth
  • Discuss the importance of API security
  • Understand the role of user authentication and authorisation
  • Gain deep understanding of OAuth (access tokens, refresh tokens, common patterns for all grant types) and its application in the context of API design and management
  • Discuss federated identity and the use of JSON Web Tokens and API proxies
  • Apply the OAuthV2 policy to allow apps to access the retail API proxy by providing an OAuth token
Module 6: Content, Transport & Internal Security
  • Explore platform capabilities for protecting against content-based attacks
  • Discuss how to protect sensitive data using KVMs, data masking, and private variables
  • Protect an API proxy against content attacks and malicious requests
  • Prevent internal users from getting unauthorised access to sensitive data
  • Apply a private variable and a debug mask to hide data when debugging an API proxy
Module 7: Mediation
  • Understand the out-of-the-box platform capabilities for implementing mediation and fault handling
  • Describe implementation patterns and policies for JSON, XML, and SOAP
  • Understand extensibility options using Service Callouts, JavaScript, and Java
  • Explore development practices and capabilities used to reuse, share, and enforce execution of flows and policies
Module 8: Traffic Management
  • Describe when and how to use traffic management
  • Evaluate options and applicable use cases for rate limiting with spike arrests and quotes
  • Understand caching strategy and how to apply it
Module 9: API Publishing
  • Describe API publishing strategy and process
  • Expand understanding of REST API design by discussing API versioning
  • Describe the role of developer portals in the API lifecycles and as a critical part of API strategy
Module 10: Logging & Analytics
  • Discuss available options for message logging
  • Understand the value and use of API analytics
Module 11: Advanced Topics
  • Discuss recommended practices and tooling for Apigee offline development and CI / CD
  • Explore the Apigee deployment options
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