What makes for a great API design? What will make the developers who use your API successful quickly? What debates and decisions go on behind the scenes before an API team launches an API? At this stop on our API Design Tour, we continue our discussions with leading API Teams around the design and business of APIs.
The Universal Principles of Design is a classic design text cataloging more than 100 design principles from a variety of disciplines.
A customer of ours once said it best - “...most open APIs start out as little more than raw, naked, features exposed to developers, and there is a big gap between a feature and a full-fledged service.” This e-book is about the capabilities ‘around the API’ that might be needed to ‘productize’, ‘monetize’, or ‘operationalize’ an API-based service.
In April 2012, O'Reilly hosted a webinar by the authors of the O'Reilly book "APIs: A Strategy Guide." Video and slides are below. The book is an overview of API strategy for business executives and this webinar dives into both public and private API strategies. Thanks to O'Reilly, @daniel_jacobson, @gbrail and @danwoodscito. Courtesy of O'Reilly, a free chapter is posted here.