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Posted on 28 July, 2017 by Riaan Ingram & Siddharth Dubey

How to Invalidate Result Cache in OSB 11g and OSB 12c using Java Callout

Result Caching is a very popular Oracle Service Bus (OSB) feature which is often used for performance improvements. It allows local caching of response payloads from external services. Too often these cached payloads become outdated and need to be cleaned or refreshed, but programmatically controlling the selective ‘cleaning’ or refreshing of these response payload caches remains a challenge.

Posted on 30 June, 2017 by Vijay Kalidindi

The Challenges of Managing Stakeholder Alignment for Application Success

One of the recurring challenges we see in software development is getting stakeholders, developers and project members in different areas of the business to agree the business objectives and priorities for an application. In this blog, I am going to share some of the common strategies we adopt to manage alignment amongst stakeholders to ensure application success.

Posted on 28 February, 2017 by Riaan Ingram

Embedding Good API Practices in the Enterprise

APIs have become a critical tool for any business looking to digitize services, processes and operations. However, as the number of APIs grow so too can issues around security, efficiency and performance without the appropriate API governance in place.

In this blog I’m going to share some learnings on API best practices to help you build a lightweight governance layer that will improve experience across the enterprise and maximize the benefits of APIs for your business.

Posted on 12 January, 2017 by Balbir Bhogal & Riaan Ingram

Using an OpenAPI specification in Oracle Service Bus 12c

A very important factor in governing API-led connectivity or an integration approach is the Contract First design approach. In this blog we will detail one approach to utilize the most common RESTful API contract standard, the OpenAPI Specification (formerly Swagger) in Oracle Service Bus 12c (OSB).