Posts Tagged: dx

7 Mantras For Quality Developer Experience

Key takeaways from the 2019 Developer Experience LiveCast

Developer Experience is a crucial aspect of modern-day API ownership. With fierce competition between API providers in almost every industry, it’s no longer about what your API can do, but what it takes for developers to do. Read more

How AI Can Help Scale API Ecosystems

The API ecosystem is facing a serious scalability issue. While current responsibilities associated with designing, coding, and maintaining APIs are still very manageable, we’re likely to see a huge increase in the number of APIs — public and private — over the coming years. Read more

How to Smartly Sunset and Deprecate APIs

The life of an API follows a predictable lifecycle – from creation to deprecation, each stage of the API lifecycle denotes an important event, and it carries with it a set of best practices. API developers tend to think about the future in very positive ways – how the API will behave, what its design will be – but in doing so, they don’t always consider what the end of that API might look like. Read more

Do API Standards Differ From Industry to Industry?

At first glance, it would seem that the API space has embraced unified design standards. RESTful development uses HTTP to communicate between a client and a server. OpenAPI Spec serves to extend REST APIs, improving documentation and making APIs machine-friendly.

However, with just a little digging, it becomes apparent that this isn’t always the case. Read more

How Workarounds Reveal the True Needs of Your API Consumers

Workarounds are clever, but less than ideal solutions to problems that shouldn’t really exist. In the world of APIs, an example of this might be scraping an application’s frontend to make up for endpoints that don’t exist.

At first sight, workarounds may seem like a bad thing. Read more