Thomas Bush

Thomas Bush

Thomas Bush is an enthusiastic freelance writer from the United Kingdom, who loves breaking down tough topics into bite-sized articles. Covering everything from cryptocurrencies to medicine, and now APIs, you can find out more about Thomas on LinkedIn or on his website at http://thomasbush.co.

Posts By: Thomas Bush

10+ Best Practices for Naming API Endpoints

There are plenty of reasons to name API endpoints thoughtfully. Choosing sensible names for API endpoints can drastically smooth out the learning curve for new developers, helping them intuitively know what to look for and where to find it. With that in mind, we’re dedicating this article to more than ten of the most effective best practices and conventions for naming API endpoints. Read more

A Beginner’s Guide to Building a Slack Bot in PHP

As one of the most popular instant messaging platforms, Slack has built a name for itself in the ChatOps space thanks to its existing popularity and an extensive list of integrations. So, how easy is it to build your own bot? Read more

API Taxonomy Explained: The Many Types of APIs

While no two APIs are exactly the same, they do tend to share a lot of characteristics, from design features to data formats. Looking closely at these traits allows us to identify distinct types of APIs, which we can use to set clear expectations, discuss what does (and doesn’t) work, and stick to relevant best practices. Read more

Conway’s Law: What Does It Mean for Your API Strategy?

Back in October, I attended the 2019 Nordic APIs Platform Summit in Stockholm, Sweden. Among a whole host of interesting topics, one idea that kept creeping up was that of Conway’s Law, like in Zdenek Nemec’s talk on choosing an API style. Read more

Tips for Starting a Partner Developer Program

Partner programs are hotter than ever in the tech space. By collaborating with third-party service providers, development houses, and individual app developers, you can build powerful, mutually beneficial relationships. Whether you’re looking to develop new revenue streams or increase the value provided by your core offering, a partner program is seriously worth considering. Read more