API360: An Introduction

In this video taken from the February 2015 API360 Summit in Dallas, Texas, API Academy Vice President Matt McLarty outlines the Academy’s multi-dimensional approach to API strategy, design and management. The API360 model covers every step necessary for an effective API program – from creating appropriate business tactics to designing durable API architecture to securing and managing APIs over…

API360: APIs & IOT

In this video from the Dallas API360 Summit in February 2015, Holger Reinhardt takes an overview of the API landscape within the Internet of Things (IoT) – cutting through the hype to provide a grounding in the reality of IoT. His presentation explores the importance of APIs to IoT and introduces some theories about how connected devices will impact interface design.

API360: APIs are Your Best Products

In this presentation taken from the February 2015 Dallas API360 Summit, Irakli Nadareishvili defines the concept of “API-as-a-product” and explains how to effectively use product management techniques in an enterprise API program. It incorporates lessons learned from working in the field with some of the most exciting API providers.

Coordinating a Well-Rounded API Program

Creating a well-rounded API program requires coordination between stakeholders with different frames of reference The API Academy is committed to promoting a 360-degree approach to APIs – one that encompasses business strategy, interface design and long-term management. This approach doesn’t simply reflect the interests of the Academy’s experts or the range of services they offer. The fact…

API Design Tutorial: The Interaction Model

API design can be daunting. With so many decisions to make and so many differing opinions available on interface design, it’s easy to feel frustrated by the process.  Even worse, it’s possible to follow bad advice and end up designing an API that developers hate using. That’s why we at the API Academy stress the importance of…

The Art of Effective API Design

This presentation was recorded at the 2014 Nordic APIs Platform Summit in Stockholm. It is known that an API designer’s goal has evolved to a more developer-centric model. However, the design process has evolved at a slower pace, often resulting in an interface that under-delivers on the initial usability goal. Is there an opportunity to…