Developer Experience (DX) for developers is akin to User Experience (UX) for end-users. The API products that streamline DX tend to increase interest and retain a following. But it’s not only public-facing services; internal and partner APIs benefit from a focus on DX as well. Read more
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In the 2019 State of API report, surprisingly, only 37% of API providers viewed documentation as a top priority. When API consumers were asked to vote on the most important characteristic of an API, 60% earmarked “ease-of-use” as their primary desire when integrating, with documentation trailing in 3rd place. Read more
The chances are good that there’s an app or service you currently use because it makes your life easier. It’s not perfect, and there are plenty of things you can think of that would improve it, but it helps you enough that you’re willing to overlook its imperfections. Read more
We review Optic, a tool for auto-documenting and testing APIs
There are few things as important to the API developer experience as API specifications and API documentation. Both provide a vital conduit between the API provider and developer user, expressing critical information on functional aspects of the API. Read more
What’s your north star metric for developer relations?
Each developer relations program has a different opinion on what should be their north star metrics to measure the success of their platform. Some metrics are valid while others can be what are called vanity metrics. Read more