Posts Tagged: product management

Why It’s OK For Your API To Be Boring

Serverless, GraphQL, Go, microservices… disruptive tech offers great benefits, but is “boring” tech better from a pragmatic viewpoint?

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. No need to reinvent the wheel. The KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid!) principle. There are plenty of expressions and the like out there that advocate embracing the tried and tested over the complex and newfangled, but sometimes the siren song of cutting-edge technology is just too much to resist. Read more

How Bad Developer Portals Kill APIs

“Reference docs do not constitute developer portals.”

This was the crux of a talk given by Nordic APIs veteran and Pronovix CEO Kristof Van Tomme at our 2017 Platform Summit. His opinion is that developer portals should function as self-service hubs for APIs, allowing developers to access APIs without having to wait around for access keys or any additional information. Read more

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Using A Schema-First Design As Your Single Source of Truth

One of the hardest parts of developing a product is the coordination of so many teams and moving parts. Ensuring that everyone is moving in the same direction, towards the same goal, and in a way that is complimentary is the single most important – but also the single hardest – element of any collaborative project. Read more

What Qualities Make a Great API Product Owner?

The role of a web API product owner is still pretty nebulous, largely due to the fact that it’s a relatively new position. That’s interesting, because anyone keen on API business development knows just how valuable such a position is. A great API product owner can be hugely beneficial, and can leverage the product’s strengths to greater heights. Read more