Posts Tagged: developer experience

How to Optimize the API Response Package

If there’s anything that has the most “bang for the buck” in the IT world, it’s optimization. Optimization, or the process of simplifying, offloading, or otherwise reducing the processing demand of an entity, can have significant benefits to almost any system, and when done properly, can take even the most monolithic system into the realm of high efficiency and extreme usability. Read more

Insights From the Stack Overflow 2017 Developer Survey

It’s easy to become enveloped in “paradigm-shifting” technical dogma, to the point that API providers overlook personal qualities of the developers that consumer APIs and the end consumers affected by their implementations.

Thankfully, there is an “out”, so to speak, for this kind of behavior. Read more

Best Practices for API Error Handling

Best Practices for API Error Handling

Error codes are almost the last thing that you want to see in an API response. Generally speaking, it means one of two things — something was so wrong in your request or your handling that the API simply couldn’t parse the passed data, or the API itself has so many problems that even the most well-formed request is going to fail. Read more

API Mediation: Why You Need an API Experience Layer

The API economy has ushered in a new era of application integration, causing a sea change across enterprise IT and application providers alike. APIs are providing access to data securely across firewalls, enabling new business models and offering a platform that supports the development of new digital products. Read more

Great APIs Are Like Lego Bricks

We’ve written plenty about different API monetization models and monetizing your API using a freemium model in the past, but just as important is envisioning how your API might fit into your business model as a whole.

Obviously, this is something that will differ hugely from company to company — in the case of a business like Twilio, the API is the core product. Read more