When creating a new REST platform, the planning process frequently gets skipped (or is misunderstood) resulting in an ill-conceived API. I'll walk you through the steps needed to create an API that developers love, and point out the common traps to avoid.
The presentation will cover creating user stories, deciding on metrics, planning the API, design decisions, documentation and developer support. I will focus on creating a developer experience that will delight and amaze your developer partners and increase engagement with your platform. This talk will focus on higher level choices rather than HTTP architecture, and is appropriate for developers, product managers, or anyone else with an interest in achieving success for their API program.
The Open API Ecosystem is an amazing opportunity for companies to partner with developers, but you really only get one chance to impress, so come learn how to make your company's API an "A List" destination.
What is the business value of the API? - How will it help the company?
Twitter becomes more valuable by allowing people to use and API to post their status programmatically.
API provides Partner Connectivity - raising the switching cost
How to measure the success of an API? Based on the business value.
REST is not always the best. Mobile apps prefer to make one single request instead of many small requests.
Deliberate Design: API First