Posts Tagged: communication

What is WebSub? Common Cases and Implementations

Uniting publishers and subscribers, WebSub has become a well-adopted method for updating content on the internet. Since the protocol can be used for any data type accessible via HTTP, it’s a popular method for communicating notifications and changes, and is a great alternative to the constant server polling of the past. Read more

Methods To Communicate API Change Effectively

The API industry thrives on change. As the needs of the consumer grows, so too do the demands on the API provider. Accordingly, providers are faced with the growing prospect of constant technological evolution.

While this cycle of change is largely a positive one, it does bring with it some unique challenges; one such challenge is that of communicating change to your developer users. Read more

8 Ways That Plugging Into APIs Helps Business

Due to the nature of APIs, the discussion is often of a technical nature. While this is fine for the world’s engineers and data managers, the fact is that an API has just as many business benefits as it has technical benefits. 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

4 APIs Doing Developer Experience Really Well

Developer experience is a vital component of API design. The best developer experience will result in a better, stronger, more useful API, and by extension, a better, stronger, more useful end user experience.

While developer experience is very much a subjective thing that is highly dependent on the developer consumer, there are nonetheless some recurring positive elements that successful APIs with good experience share. Read more