James Messinger

James Messinger

I’m the Developer Experience Director at ShipEngine, where I’m responsible for building an exceptional experience for our growing audience of developers. I’ve spent over 20 years building APIs and developer tooling for companies like Postman, Microsoft, and Dell. I also maintain several open-source projects for OpenAPI, JSON Schema, and Node.js.

Posts By: James Messinger

Why Your API Needs a Dedicated Developer Experience Team

In the 2019 State of API report, surprisingly, only 37% of API providers viewed documentation as a top priority. When API consumers were asked to vote on the most important characteristic of an API, 60% earmarked “ease-of-use” as their primary desire when integrating, with documentation trailing in 3rd place. Read more