The API industry thrives on the health of its users and developers. Accordingly, developer experience is an extremely important part of the development process. According to Stack Overflow, of the 50 million developer respondents, 21 million were considered professional developers — 42% of all respondents. Read more
Posts Tagged: Software Developer Kit
A Software Developer Kit, or SDK is perhaps one of the most important things a web API can have. SDKs are a helpful system of libraries and frameworks to support the API, often including documentation and other guidelines.
What can’t be argued are their significance to developers. Read more
While it’s extremely important to have quality API developer experience, it does not stop at great API design or at the documentation level. One of the most important elements of great developer experience is the SDK.
For app developers, an SDK is often the point of entry to elements within the API. Read more
Understanding the difference between an API (Application Programming Interface) and an SDK (Software Development Kit), and knowing when to provide each, is incredibly important for fostering a developer ecosystem. In the modern development landscape, these two tools and the synchronicity between them are the driving force behind web communication and the implementation of third-party APIs. Read more
Shipping a great API isn’t just about exposing an endpoint in a RESTful manner. Yes, plenty of developer users will be fine making HTTP requests, but for some, that is not enough. Whether community curated or vendor supplied, code libraries are often created to help extend an application programming interface — API — into specific languages. Read more