API consultant Leah Tucker shares her ideas on designing APIs with the human experience in mind.
Posts Tagged: developer portal
API marketplaces aim to make the API discovery and integration process as intuitive as possible for end developers. Naturally, designing a seamless developer experience requires a comprehensive understanding of the target developer consumer.
While presences like RapidAPI, a popular API marketplace and aggregator, are great for comparison-shopping and integrating with APIs spanning many different verticals (social media, geolocation, text analysis, SMS, cognitive services, business processing operations, and more), what they lack is a localized experience that targets developers in countries across the globe. Read more
“Reference docs do not constitute developer portals.”
This was the crux of a talk given by Nordic APIs veteran and Pronovix CEO Kristof Van Tomme at our 2017 Platform Summit. His opinion is that developer portals should function as self-service hubs for APIs, allowing developers to access APIs without having to wait around for access keys or any additional information. Read more
Programming can be tough, especially when you’re starting out with a new language or trying to interact with a new API. It’s as if there are an endless number of strange procedures and functions with names you’ve never heard before, and all warranting special syntax. Read more
While most organizations have matured in developing the glue between their information and application systems via APIs, many often overlook how to deliver and expose those APIs to their respective consumers.
Reusability and adoption are the driving factors for a healthy ROI from an API, but they are harder to obtain than you may think. Read more