Posts Tagged: documentation

What the Open API Initiative Means for the API Space

As the API community starts a new year, we do so with an increasingly wide choice of API description formats at our disposal. However, a development late last year promises to alter this landscape by introducing an initiative aimed at standardizing how APIs are described.  Read more

8 Keys To Creating A Truly Usable API

When creating an API, it’s all too easy to release something that “just works.” For some developers who aren’t working at an API-first company where the API is a central component to their business, they may see creating an API as a distraction from their core duties and rush to get a product out that does the job it’s supposed to, but little more than that. Read more

Description-Agnostic API Development with API Transformer

Whilst many aspects of the API economy are subject to discussion and conjecture, if there is one truth it’s this: When it comes to successfully describing your API, the jury is out on the best tool for the job. As the API economy has grown so has the number of API description specifications, each with their own specific format and supporting tools. Read more

5 Benefits of Using Virtualization to Test Your API

Simulated environments are not a foreign concept in web development. Especially for application programming interfaces — APIs — that may need to create a simulation of their service for testing purposes, virtualization is an option that can go beyond your average API explorer or GUI. Read more