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.
We're in a data-driven and Web API economy. Web API designers need to define what and how data should be exposed from a variety of apps, services, and stores. What are the challenges of unlocking your data and opening up access in a straightforward and standards-compliant manner? Is OData the right tool for the job? What does it mean from the point of view of designing an API?
An introduction to HATEOAS core principles, examples, and a look at the value of the approach for API providers and app developers.