Part 1: Getting Started

Welcome! We are excited that you want to learn API AutoFlow. This section contains step-by-step instructions on how to get started with API AutoFlow. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to:

  • Create an application
  • Test the APIs created
  • Share the application

In addition, you’ll also learn about the best practices for building applications.

Download and run API AutoFlow #

(Estimate 5 minutes)

This tutorial assumes you have a current version of API AutoFlow installed on your machine. If you do not have API AutoFlow installed, it takes less than 5 minutes to choose set up.  Press the button below to download API AutoFlow and follow the instructions provided.

Leave a comment below if you need have any questions?

What is API AutoFlow? #

Now that you’ve run API AutoFlow, what is API AutoFlow? Simply put, API AutoFlow is a simple and fast way to integrate and expose APIs.  Note the term API is used in a broad term as direct query to the databases and industry specific servers-clients (Kafka, MQTT, AMQT, Redis, etc) are also included in the product. For cloud users, you can think of API AutoFlow as an advanced application middleware or iPaaS.  From the user experience point of view, API AutoFlow is a no-code development tool, however it provides ways for developers to expand functionalities by applying code or scripts.  API AutoFlow is available as cloud, on-premise, and SaaS (coming soon).  The on-premise version being 40MBs and using minimal compute makes it ideal for running along-side existing legacy architecture to extend the capability.

At a high-level, three key features are provided.

  • API Integration: Over 3,000 built-in connectors
  • Logic Execution: Over 150 actions to easily handle data
  • API Exposure: Create servers and endpoints to provide data and service

The API AutoFlow Dashboard #

Before going too far, we want to highlight the API AutoFlow Dashboard, which gives you a full view of the solution. The API AutoFlow Dashboard is web based best suited to run on Chrome. It gives you access to all the features, lets you edit the solution, and lets you easily manage the solution lifecycle (stop, remove, etc.).

To access the dashboard, simply open your browser and got to http://localhost:4000 or http://{your_ip}:4000. Note, you can change the port number from the administration section of API AutoFlow.

To learn more about API AutoFlow dashboard, visit Navigating API AutoFlow

Start the tutorial #

If you’ve already run the command to run API AutoFlow, congratulations! If not, open a command prompt or bash window, and follow the instructions on the downloads page.

Once you have started API AutoFlow, follow the tutorial below to get familiarized with the features.

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