It’s a very easy thing to say that if an API exists, then it’s useful. After all, if a developer creates an API, they must have created it for some purpose. However, what is functional isn’t always useful, and conversely, what is useful isn’t always functional. Read more
Posts Tagged: dx
Within the API space Developer Experience (DX) matters more than ever. The best way to gauge an API’s usability is through actual implementation with an integration.
In a previous article Building a Better Voice Mail Using Twilio, we consumed the Twilio API to implement a voice mail project and to better understand how a developer interacts with their API. Read more
It’s hot to talk about how improving API User Experience can make end users happy. UX is important to consider with APIs and with any kind of development. But sometimes we forget about the middle men and women who are often the true intended audience and customers. Read more
We recently talked about how people and software must change if you are to grow your API. We also looked at a case study of Apple which highlighted the importance of a UX-focused API strategy. The Apple example is interesting because it shows that you must strive to delight your API developers’ consumers as if they were your own. Read more
When creating an API it is important to think about the developer experience in everything from the technical design to how the documentation is written. This and much more is what Ronnie Mitra from Layer 7 Technologies presented at Nordic APIs in Stockholm in March. Read more