If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Oracle API Platform Cloud Service, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
I would suggest that you evaluate a few products before you choose. Oracle API is good; it's not the market leader, but I would say that the most up-to-date functionalities that you would be looking for in an API are in Oracle. It's also quite stable and their cloud data centers are very stable. I would also suggest that you define the API before you start implementing any large program. An API strategy is very important before you start setting up a platform. If you don't do API applications, then it doesn't make sense to go with this solution or platform. It will only help when you have a well-defined principle for the API in your organization. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
There is a clear roadmap for support of standards in documentation and policies. I am keen on the fact that modern consumption protocols, like GraphQL, are also considered. At the moment you can have one policy per GraphQL service, but it would be good to have better granularity. How the platform links in with events is also a topic to consider on the roadmap.
Think about how many environments you will need and managing how you progress from development to production.
What do you like most about Oracle API Platform Cloud Service?
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