Posts By: Chris Wood

What’s New in OpenAPI 3.0

If you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past 18 months you may not know that the Swagger API specification, arguably the most popular specification format available to the API community, has been donated to the Linux Foundation to become the bedrock of the OpenAPI Specification. Read more

How to Value Your Data When Providing an API

API providers are continually breaking new ground in securely providing valuable data to the applications that have become essential to the way we live our lives: The manner in which we can conduct so much confidential personal activity at arm’s length from the organizations we do business with, powered by APIs, would have been considered impossible even 15 years ago. Read more

The API of Me

Here’s an interesting fact: If you live in the EU your personal data is yours. You are the owner of your data, a fact enshrined in law under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). As owners of data and citizens of many economies — internet, application, information, API — we have a myriad of tools and technologies available to mine, mash up, and generally manage our data as we see fit. Read more

First API implementation planning whiteboard

First Time API Implementation for Entrepreneurs

Any business or organization in the world can bring an API to market, but APIs are increasingly synonymous with the startup world. Entrepreneurs are using APIs to deliver their products for a number of reasons:

  • They can provide a convenient, easily understood and accessible mechanism for getting an MVP in front of customers;
  • Having an API in the market can provide crucial insight into the value of your product through feedback from the developer community;
  • An API can be one of several channels for delivering your product or may be the product itself.
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The Easiest Way to Generate API Documentation

The Easiest Ways to Generate API Documentation

Whether you’re a startup developing your first API or an established player in the API economy, the truth is becoming steadily more apparent; providing quality API documentation is vital to the success of an API initiative. API documentation is an important part of the product offering, delivering affordances to the developer community to help them understand exactly what an API offers and how to use it. Read more