Posts Tagged: API community

Building and Enforcing an Internal API Style Guide

API Design: Building and Enforcing an Internal Style Guide

In our recent post on tips for starting a public API journey we touched briefly on the idea of creating a style guide that helps API providers produce well-constructed and consistent APIs as part of their public API offering. The creation of an API style guide is, however relevant for API providers regardless of whether they are providing APIs externally or internally: It provides the context for their development efforts whether it be outsourced or created internally and is an important tool for achieving some level of governance across the organization. Read more


Developer Relations: How to Offer Unparalleled Developer Outreach

APIs are necessarily a communal endeavor — the community fostered between the users, the providers, and those who depend on the API for the functions of their own services drives the development environment of the API space.

Accordingly, developer outreach is absolutely essential for cultivating an API’s network of users and agents. 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


eBook Release: The API Economy – Disruption and the Business of APIs

We are very excited to announce that we have released a new eBook! Download The API Economy for Free HERE, or name your price on LeanPub.

APIs are all around us, driving the digital world and largely responsible for some pretty astounding industry disruption. 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