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
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
As we make the shift towards treating APIs more like bonafide products, Developer Experience (DX) is only becoming a more prominent topic. Over the last few years, you’ve probably noticed a growing amount of literature, tooling, and discussion on the subject of DX. Read more
If you’ve been spending much time on the Nordic APIs blog, you’ll know that developer experience is something we’re passionate about. Creating a smooth and enjoyable experience for those implementing your APIs is essential with just how much competition there is nowadays, and API documentation is one of the keys to success. Read more
Creating brilliant API documentation can be tricky. It’s something of a balancing act: curating the essential information developers need to get started quickly, while still fleshing out other, more complicated topics in detail. But what if you could improve the developer experience for users across the board with just a few simple tweaks? Read more