Posts Tagged: Design

A Tale of Four API Designs: Dissecting Common API Architectures

In the world of APIs, the way we design and implement code is of paramount importance. Starting development without a proper architectural design perspective, approach, or consideration could lead to unneeded redundancy, complexity, and purposeless constraints. By implementing one of several common design architectures, however, we can guide our API style in a more cohesive direction, decreasing development time, increasing developer efficiency, and creating a streamlined API life cycle. Read more

Top 5 Development Tips for a Killer API

The world is marching toward a more connected and intricate world than ever before. The binding agent of web applications, services and systems — the API — is becoming more commonplace and widely used. As API ubiquity increases, developing APIs with both the end user experience (UX) and the developer experience (DX) in mind is now more important than ever. Read more

The State of IoT Information Design: Why Every IoT Device Needs an API

Our physical and digital worlds are colliding. A new web epoch approaches — an era called the Internet of Things (IoT). In this realm, home devices, city sensors, smart cars, wearables, and every other device we use is connected to the Internet. Read more

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7 Important API Design Lessons

Now that the Nordic APIs World Tour is finished, let’s circle back to sum up what we learned. During our tour, expert API practitioners shared their insights with attendees at 4 cities, touching on API development, security, design, operations, and more during intimate conference settings. Read more

API: Part of the Creative Palette

The application programming interface or API is the way we connect things online with other things online or even, with the Internet of Things, connecting things online with traditionally offline objects. This makes what an API can enable fairly limitless — or at least as limited as your imagination. Read more