Posts By: Chris Wood

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

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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