WSO2 Presents Summer School Class on Applying API Management to the Internet of Things

Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — For the capabilities of Internet of Things (IoT) devices to be useful, there needs to be a programmatic way of accessing these capabilities. The fifth WSO2 Summer School class of 2014 will examine how using a managed API provides a programmer-friendly approach for controlling and monitoring an IoT device.

The interactive online class, “API Management in the Context of IoT,” will be led by WSO2 Director of API Architecture Sumedha Rubasinghe. It is being offered at no cost as a part of the WSO2 Summer School 2014 program. The session will be held on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pacific.

To attend the class, register at

Managed APIs for the Internet of Things

The class will examine how APIs are fundamental building blocks for enabling the Internet of Things, the problems created by an inefficient API, and how taking a managed API approach provides better control and monitoring.

Among the topics covered will be how managed APIs can be used for:     Throttling to protect a device from being exposed to more traffic than it has the capabilities to handle, a common risk when developers use a naked API.     Exposing statistics about how a device is being accessed to gain better insight into usage and performance.     Managing subscriptions, a key challenge for handling large volumes of devices. For architects and developers who want to learn more about IoT best practices, WSO2 has published a white paper, “A Reference Architecture for the Internet of Things.” The paper is designed to provide an effective starting point for addressing the major requirements of IoT projects and systems. It can be downloaded at

About the Presenter:

Sumedha Rubasinghe is WSO2 director of API architecture. He focuses on development of the WSO2 Carbon Core, WSO2 Data Services, WSO2 Governance Registry, WSO2 Business Activity Monitor, and WSO2 API Manager. Sumedha has contributed to the successful implementation of data, SAP and repository-based integration projects, as well many WSO2 QuickStart development consulting engagements. He is an active committer with the Apache Axis2 project.

About Summer School 2014:

Since 2009, the popular WSO2 Summer School program has helped more than 2,000 enterprise IT architects and developers become more familiar with software technologies and best practices. The all-new classes for 2014 will focus on the latest developments of the Internet of Things, the set of devices and systems that interconnect sensors and actuators (things) to the Internet, which is fast becoming the next major development in IT. Taught by some of the industry’s leading technical experts, the classes offer an opportunity to obtain thousands of dollars worth of professional training at zero cost. To sign up for additional classes or view recordings of past sessions, visit

About WSO2:

WSO2 delivers on the promise of the connected business with the only completely integrated enterprise platform that enables businesses to build, integrate, and manage their APIs, applications, and Web services on-premises, in the cloud, and on mobile devices. Leading enterprise customers worldwide rely on WSO2’s award-winning 100% open source platform and its robust governance and DevOps functionality for their mission-critical applications. Today, these businesses represent nearly every sector: health, financial, retail, logistics, manufacturing, travel, technology, telecom and more. Visit to learn more, or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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Rebecca Hurst