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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3 day course
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Google Cloud Partner of the Year
A private training session for your team. Groups can be of any size, at a location of your choice including our training centres.

This course will teach you about fault handling, and how to share logic between proxies. You’ll learn about traffic management and caching, how to create a developer portal, and how to publish your API to the portal.

The session will cover logging and analytics, as well as CI / CD and the different deployment models supported by Apigee. Through a combination of lectures, hands-on labs, and supplemental materials, you will learn how to design, build, secure, deploy, and manage API solutions using Google Cloud's Apigee API Platform.

Jellyfish has recently been named a Google Cloud Specialisation Partner of the Year. This title recognises our commitment to provide world-leading Cloud-based Training solutions that help our clients succeed.

Course overview
Who should attend:

Developers, architects, or engineers responsible for the solutioning, design, implementation, or management of APIs, API products, or digital products that leverage APIs.

Walk away with the ability to:
  • Identify the purpose and value of Google Cloud's Apigee API Platform
  • Understand Google Cloud's Apigee API Platform terminology and organisational model
  • Interact with Google Cloud's Apigee API Platform
  • Solve scenarios by leveraging APIs, recommended practices, and an API-first strategy
  • Understand and put in practice the API lifecycle
  • Identify capabilities available to secure, scale and manage APIs and API products
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 and 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
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 APIs
Module 5: Authentication, Authorisation and OAuth
  • Discuss the importance of API security
  • Understand the value of application identity
  • 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
Module 6: Content, Transport and Internal Security
  • Explore platform capabilities for protecting against content-based attacks
  • Discuss transport security and how to protect the connection between Apigee and backend services
  • Understand how to protect sensitive data using KVMs, data masking and private variables
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 and Analytics
  • Discuss available options for message logging
  • Understand the value and use of API analytics
  • Understand the exensibility options available for API analytics using custom metrics and dimensions
Module 11: Advanced Topics
  • Discuss recommended practices and tooling for Apigee offline development
  • Describe the capabilities offered by the Apigee API
  • Evaluate options to leverage CI / CD as part of the API lifecycle
  • Explore the Apigee deployment options
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