API Best Practices: API Management (Part 6)

February 5 2015

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This is part five of the API design best practices series.  

Design is Important,

API Best Practices: Response Handling (Part 5)

January 30 2015

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This is part five of the API design best practices series.  

Provide Helpful Responses

Building a solid foundation to ensure the scalability and longevity of your API is crucial,

API Best Practices: Hypermedia (4.3)

January 15 2015

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This is part four, sub-series 3, of the API design best practices series. Jump to sub-series 1 of the hypermedia sub-series.

A Road Trip

First off, let me apologize for the delay in this third part of the hypermedia sub-series.

API Best Practices: Spec Driven Development (Part 2)

November 20 2014

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This is part two of the API design best practices series.

Define Your API in a Flexible, but Standard Spec

I cannot stress the importance of spec driven development enough.  One of the quickest ways to kill your API is to define the API in your code, instead of coding to its definition.

New Series: API Design Best Practices

November 6 2014

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By now, you’ve probably already seen the image of the iceberg cross section showing just how many APIs are available out in the world. With over 13,000 public APIs available for use across the web, and hundreds of thousands more being used privately and in-house, the possibilities are endless.

The demand for flexibility and extensibility has driven the development of APIs and tools alike,