Posts Tagged: Design

Balancing Complexity and Simplicity in API Design

The products that excite us today are simple.

Take Apple’s sleek product designs, the negative space of the Google search page, or the single function apps we use on a daily basis.

The idea of erasing clutter permeates into the discussion surrounding APIs or application programming interfaces as well. Read more

eBook Released: The API Lifecycle

We are very excited to announce the release of our fourth eBook: “The API Lifecycle.” Visit our new dedicated eBooks page today to grab your FREE copy.

Introducing a FREE eBook for download: The API Lifecycle

 

The API Lifecycle presents an agile process for managing the life of a web API – the secret sauce to help establish quality standards for all API and microservice providers.  Read more

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