Posts Tagged: old

API Archaeology: Using Accidental APIs to Inform the API Journey

Large organizations often talk about “beginning their API journey” as if they don’t yet have APIs. In a narrow sense of the word this may be true if we look at APIs as something that is (a) designed for reuse, and (b) that is designed as a networked interface (two fundamental aspects of APIs that I point out in a video about what an API is). 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

How to Tackle API-First Redesigns for Legacy Applications

Big organizations are slow to change, especially when it comes to technology. After all, the stakes are high, and the complexity of existing systems is even higher. There comes a time when you can’t put off embracing new technology any longer. Read more