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Like many other organisations, Colruyt is exposing more and more information and business assets through APIs to reach new markets, where speed to delivery and ease of consumption are the key to success. For that reason, they started to realise that controlling the access to their APIs was highly important as the number of APIs was only going to grow in the future.
Over the last couple of years, we witnessed several evolutions in Service Architectures. API Management is on a steep rise, but also Event-Driven (Microservices) Architectures are ones to watch! All these different architectures have one thing in common; the need for a common language.
The Flemish Ministry of Education and Training (O&V from here on), part of the Flemish Government, is the umbrella term for the entities that form the Flemish education administration. They communicate with many different parties (e.g. citizens, schools, software providers, other government institutions...) who consult and use their information or, in turn, disseminate it to end consumers. Previously, the distribution of this information happened the classic way using SOAP webservices.