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In an age of RESTful APIs SnapLogic is calling for a new integration playbooks that has been specifically designed for cloud computing environments. The company today unveiled a SnapLogic Integration Cloud that consists of over 160 pre-built connectors that leverage RESTful APIs in the cloud. As a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) environment capable of being deployed on a public or private clouds, Maneesh Joshi, director of product marketing for SnapLogic, says a new era of integration driven by APIs is making it cost effective for SnapLogic to pre-build connectors that can be now much more simply deployed on a multitenant version of the company’s Snaplex middleware platform.
This tutorial by Leo Gonsalves on Techarena51 describes the steps necessary to build a simple database-driven RESTful JSON API with full CRUD capabilities. The tutorial is written for Python 3 using the Flask web framework, providing all of the relevant code and as well as an instruction video.
One of the great things about APIs is that they make applications more accessible than ever in the age of the cloud. But just because an application is accessible doesn’t necessarily mean there is a mechanism in place to consume data from the application via the API it exposes. In fact, the tools needed to consume that data is giving rise to a new class of middleware that is collectively being referred to as cloud brokering software.