The Next Level in Web APIs

A new series of articles explores API description, discovery and profiles I’m very proud to announce that InfoQ has just launched a new series that I helped edit. The series, called Description, Discovery & Profiles: The Next Level in Web APIs, features a collection of excellent contributing authors including API Academy/CA’s own Ronnie Mitra, Mike Stowe from Mulesoft, Kin Lane of API Evangelist…

API360 Around the World

Get a holistic overview of API strategy, architecture, design and implementation best practices Every day, I’m reading more and more stories about how APIs are being used to disrupt industriesand change the way business is done around the globe. This certainly matches my experience of dealing directly with companies on a daily basis. But, as the API becomes ubiquitous, many of these…

API Design 203: The USE Paradigm

Prioritize usability, scalability and evolvability in API design To work effectively, a Web API must display a range of specific software qualities. In this lesson, we outline what we call the “USE Paradigm” – a principle of API design, which states that interface designers should prioritize three particularly important software qualities: usability, scalability and evolvability….