API consultant Leah Tucker shares her ideas on designing APIs with the human experience in mind.
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Smart is the buzzword of this decade. There are smartphones, smartwatches, and even smart TVs… but there’s still a lot of things that aren’t smart. Take energy — why can’t we measure our usage habits, charge home batteries during off-peak times, or produce our own energy to share with neighbors when they need it? Read more
APIs handle enormous amounts of data of a widely varying type – accordingly, one of the chief concerns of any data provider is how specifically to secure this data. The idea that data should be secret, that it should be unchanged, and that it should be available for manipulation is key to any conversation on API data management and handling. Read more
Whether you’re a startup developing your first API or an established player in the API economy, the truth is becoming steadily more apparent; providing quality API documentation is vital to the success of an API initiative. API documentation is an important part of the product offering, delivering affordances to the developer community to help them understand exactly what an API offers and how to use it. Read more
Little details like tokens can sometimes help structure complex API architectures. In this piece we’re going to have a look at different architectures, and ultimately see how a better way to design tokens can lead to a more performant result.
Consider the role of tokens within two facets of API design, access control and data stability. Read more