Posts By: Chris Wood

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5 Tips for Starting Your Public API Journey

New public APIs hit the market all the time. Behind these APIs sit a myriad of different providers; individual developers, startups and established businesses who have all concluded that they need a public API program in order to better serve their audience.  Read more

Crafting Excellent API Code Tutorials that Decrease Onboarding Time

The success or failure of an API program is made by any number of things: The business value of the product or platform the API exposes, the ease of use of the API, or the number of ways it can be used. Read more

A Human’s Guide to Drafting API Platform Policy

There are some languages in the world that are tough to master and for your average application developer none more so than Legaleze, a language so inaccessible that only a learned few can speak it fluently. The diction and terminology is generally so difficult that most don’t even attempt to learn: When presented with an API’s terms of use or platform policy, most developers simply click ‘I accept’ and get on with coding. Read more

Review of Red Hat’s Apiman Open Source API Management

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It’s no surprise that the growth of the API economy has been accompanied by a proliferation of API management solutions as software vendors endeavor to tap into the needs of a wave of new API providers hitting the market. Read more

The Evolution of the OpenAPI Specification: Does OpenAPI Mean Open World?

Following the fanfare of its introduction in late 2015, the OpenAPI Initiative has now been in existence for six months. As discussed on their blog a great deal of progress has been made towards creating the governance structure that will help the OpenAPI Specification (OAS) move forwards, including a home on GitHub that has been steadily collecting new issues for consideration and possible inclusion in the next version. Read more