A garden with many different flowers and trees.

From API Craftsmanship to API Landscaping

Keynote from Nordic APIs 2018 Platform Summit in Stockholm, Sweden. Slide available here: http://dret.net/lectures/nordic-apis-2018/

Moving from designing and managing individual APIs to the successful management of large, diverse, and evolving API landscapes can be challenging. But it is a transition that is necessary to realize the value of API-centric organizations, where each and every product provides an API. Scaling the API practice requires a strategy that balances the need for some coordination, as well as providing teams sufficient autonomy so that their API products can be made available as quickly as possible.