# Information roadmap for Zowe API Mediation Layer

This roadmap outlines information resources that are applicable to the various user roles who are interested in Zowe API Mediation Layer. These resources provide information about various subject areas, such as learning basic skills, installation, developing, and troubleshooting for Zowe API Mediation Layer.

The following definition of skill levels about Zowe assist you with gathering the most relevant resources for you.

  • Beginner: You're starting out and want to learn the fundamentals.
  • Intermediate: You have some experience but want to learn more in-depth skills.
  • Advanced: You have lots of experience and are looking to learn about specialized topics.

# Fundamentals

Zowe skill level: Beginner

  • Zowe API Mediation Layer overview

    New to API Mediation Layer? This overview topic introduces the key features, main components, benefits, and architecture of API Mediation Layer.

  • Architecture

    Review the Zowe architecture to understand how API Mediation Layer works in the Zowe framework.

# Installing

Zowe skill level: Beginner

  • System requirements

    Review this topic to ensure that your system meets the requirements for installing the API Mediation Layer. API Mediation Layer is one of the server-side components.

  • Planning

    This article includes details about planning for installation, the Zowe z/OS launch process, and information about the Zowe runtime directory, instance directory, and keystore directory.

  • Installing API Mediation Layer

    This article provides an overview of the essential steps involved in installing API Mediation Layer.

# Configuring and updating

Zowe skill level: Intermediate

# Using Zowe API Mediation Layer

Zowe skill level: Intermediate

# Onboarding APIs

Zowe skill level: Advanced

  • Extend Zowe API Mediation Layer

    Learn how you can extend the Zowe API Mediation Layer. Extenders can build and onboard additional API services to the API ML microservices ecosystem. REST APIs can register to the API Mediation Layer, which makes them available in the API Catalog and for routing through the API Gateway.

  • Onboarding overview

    This article provides details about onboarding a REST API service to the Zowe API Mediation Layer.

  • Zowe API ML repository (opens new window)

    If you want to start working with the code immediately, check out this code repository.

# Security

Zowe skill level: Advanced

# Contributing to Zowe API Mediation Layer

Zowe skill level: Advanced

  • Contributing guidelines (opens new window)

    This document is a summary of conventions and best practices for development within Zowe API Mediation Layer.

  • Conformance Program

    This topic introduces the Zowe Conformance Program. Conformance provides Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), System Integrators (SIs), and end users greater confidence that their software will behave as expected. As vendors, you are invited to submit conformance testing results for review and approval by the Open Mainframe Project. If your company provides software based on Zowe CLI, you are encouraged to get certified today.

  • Blog: Zowe Conformance Program Explained (opens new window)

    This blog describes the Conformance Program in more details.

# Troubleshooting and support

  • Troubleshooting API ML

    Learn about the tools and techniques that are available to help you troubleshoot and resolve problems. You can also find a list of common issues about Zowe API ML.

  • Error Message Codes

    Use the message code references and the corresponding reasons and actions to help troubleshoot issues.

  • Sumit an issue (opens new window)

    If you have an issue that is specific to Zowe API Mediation Layer, you can submit an issue against the api-layer repo.

# Community resources