Posts Tagged: API-first

5 Indirect Benefits of Building API-First

APIs offer plenty of opportunities for direct revenue generation. With that said, the APIs-as-products philosophy can have us looking to monetize at every step, ignoring the many indirect benefits of an API-first architecture. Today, we’re hoping to curb that mentality by diving deep into five indirect benefits of building APIs, aside from straight revenue! Read more

Recipes for API Ninjas

A global company shares its ingredients for a holistic API

When businesses decide that they want to become an “API-first company,” the first big step is to create an “API-first strategy.” That involves big discussions around the architectural and technical aspects of building a scalable, reliable, and lightweight API. Read more

How to Tackle API-First Redesigns for Legacy Applications

Big organizations are slow to change, especially when it comes to technology. After all, the stakes are high, and the complexity of existing systems is even higher. There comes a time when you can’t put off embracing new technology any longer. Read more

Architecting The People Platform

How does Conway’s Law impact the way we build effective internal communication within API-first companies?

When we write about web APIs, we inevitably focus on one of two things: The technicalities of building the application itself, or the target market and user base that consumes the API. Read more

An Introduction to APIs For the Uninitiated

If you have arrived at the Nordic APIs blog there is good chance you have some inkling of what an API is and why you might need one. However, for the uninitiated, APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) and especially the API economy can be a confusing and fragmented space with some loose standards, an incredible amount of diversity, and a seemingly impenetrable barrier of technical jargon. Read more