Posts Tagged: developers

Tips for Starting a Partner Developer Program

Partner programs are hotter than ever in the tech space. By collaborating with third-party service providers, development houses, and individual app developers, you can build powerful, mutually beneficial relationships. Whether you’re looking to develop new revenue streams or increase the value provided by your core offering, a partner program is seriously worth considering. Read more

Designing the Human Experience (From the Ground Up)

API consultant Leah Tucker shares her ideas on designing APIs with the human experience in mind.

A common question I heard at Nordic APIs Platform Summit in Stockholm and API the Docs in Amsterdam: what makes a developer portal successful? Read more

Simplify Identity Lifecycle Management with SCIM

In a growing world of apps, SCIM helps with the struggles of user provisioning

Every app developer hopes their app goes viral. Build an app, let it loose, and watch it grow. In the consumer world, apps organically grow in popularity as people share. Read more

Why It’s OK For Your API To Be Boring

Serverless, GraphQL, Go, microservices… disruptive tech offers great benefits, but is “boring” tech better from a pragmatic viewpoint?

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. No need to reinvent the wheel. The KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid!) principle. There are plenty of expressions and the like out there that advocate embracing the tried and tested over the complex and newfangled, but sometimes the siren song of cutting-edge technology is just too much to resist. Read more

Case Study: How Rakuten RapidAPI Is Globalizing The API Marketplace

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