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Moving Beyond API Reference Documentation

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“Great API documentation is essential” many people exclaim. The Hidden Value of API Documentation. ” Not quite.

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10 Questions Your API Documentation Must Answer

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Effective communication is the most important factor for API success. Your API Documentation Must Answer 10 Key Questions.

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Resolving the Frontend/Backend API Design Conflict

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Let’s look at three examples of common API design frontend/backend conflicts, then look for a way to resolve them. mobile app, web).

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Lessons From Training 1400+ People in Web API Design

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For the last 2 years, Keith Casey and I have been conducted  API training workshops  with over 1400 participants across nearly a dozen roles.

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What Skills Do Your APIs Offer?

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We need to remember that APIs exist to help complete a job-to-be-done. So, how do your API endpoints participate in these jobs?

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Slack, Chatbots, and Voice: At the Intersection of Humans and APIs

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Combined with the abundance of open, web-based APIs, these platforms have taken on a life outside of their original design. vertical).

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5 Tips For Wrapping Your Database With a REST API

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These applications often require a web-based API to expose the database(s) for storing, querying, and retrieving necessary application data.

Software eats software development

Chris Dixon

Small teams can have a big impact because software development (and deployment) has improved dramatically over the past decade. Startups created simple APIs that abstract away complex back ends. Developers have steadily marched upwards from Assembly to C to Java to, today, scripting languages like Ruby and Python. Services.

Announcing the “Fundamentals of Designing a Great API” Workshop

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I am pleased to announced that  LaunchAny  and Casey Software  have teamed up to provide a new, onsite API workshop called the “Fundamentals of Designing a Great API.” ” This workshop is designed to help product and IT teams better understand the fundamentals of modern web APIs and great API design.

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How To Successfully Deploy Your Web or Mobile API to Heroku

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I have deployed a wide variety of APIs, from internal to APIs for public or partner consumption. Securing Your API. scripts.

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Should API training be restricted to developers only?

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APIs are not just a technology solution that require training for developers, they drive many aspects of the business strategy.


Why you probably don’t need an API strategy

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Daniel Jacobson ( Twitter  |  LinkedIn ), is currently director of engineering for the  Netflix   API. The problem: “API Strategy”.

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How To Design a Great API Training Program

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There is no shortage of web API-related training programs. Focus on Cross-Team API Training Fundamentals.

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The recent API obsession (and why it matters)

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There has been a good deal of discussion, both positive and negative, about the recent obsession of APIs. APIs themselves are nothing special.

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Hacker News launches API with near real-time access to site’s data

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Today the Y Combinator run Hacker News site announced its own API so developers will no longer have to scrape the site for information.

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Speech recognition anyone? AT&T; opens up Watson API

AT&T opens up Watson API. AT&T opens up Watson API. Tech News and Analysis. Events. Books. Research. Apple. Cleantech. Cloud.

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Hiring Developer Evangelists

David Cohen

I define “web infrastructure” companies as those (at least initially) targeted primarily at developers. They typically take the form of APIs and make life easier on the web for developers. I’ve invested early in many such companies including SendGrid , Twilio , FullContact , Stream and RunScope. Startups

Building Better APIs in Ruby (and Rails)

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Ways to Build Better Web APIs with Ruby and Rails from LaunchAny. Ruby API Framework benchmarks. API Development and Documentation Tools.

Cannibalize Business Development by Popularizing your API.

Shaival Shah

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How Web APIs Unlock Value in the Cloud

How Web APIs Unlock Value in the Cloud. There he heads product definition, marketing, and sales of the Tiggzi , a platform for mobile development. That is where a web API comes in. Here are some examples of how companies have used a web API to create more value. The Google Map API is the most used web API.

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Startup Business Development Strategies: 7 Tips For Putting.

Seed Stage Capital

There is a natural bias against working with firms that are unproven, underfunded, and still developing and/or evolving. Get creative.

32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder


Many of these founders have talked with several developers or development firms about their plans. What special data, content, APIs, etc.

Inside500 Startups: the fund as API

Fred Destin

The venture firm as an API. RedHat datacenter in September 2010 and turned it into a dense founder hive. Acceleration, baby. Fluid space.

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High On “App-titude”: Why Android Development Is Fast Becoming A Popular Career In IT


So how does one become a mobile developer? Why Android is a preferred platform to develop software. Average Salary: $95,000.

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32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder


Many of these founders have talked with several developers or development firms about their plans. What special data, content, APIs, etc.

Business Development Ecosystem Study - Apptimize

Launching Tech Ventures

Apptimize should target the largest and most “open” analytics companies first in terms of API access. Unlike many other larger competitors (e.g.

Startup Software Development – Do Your Homework Before You Develop Anything


I just had an all-too common conversation with the founder of a startup who had spent more than a year working with a software development company who had produced a mess. The mess really comes from a developer who was willing to get started on a product that was not fully thought out. What special data, content, APIs, etc.

How To Scale a Development Team

How To Scale a Development Team. An equally important challenge in a growing business is scaling your development team. Most technology companies hit a wall with dev team scalability somewhere around ten developers. The same principle holds for scaling a development organization. Three developers works fine as well.

The open API secret

Start Up Blog

The biggest flip the technology age has done on the industrial era is the open API. For the uninitiated, an open API (Application Program Interface) is a word used to describe sets of technologies that enable websites to interact with each other. Existing web companies get their new product development for free. applications.


How Cloud APIs Transformed The Way We Build Software and Data Centers

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While these cloud management tools can be useful, the real power lies in the Cloud APIs that power these tools. What is an API?


Mobile Development Competitor Analysis -

Launching Tech Ventures

Traditional Native Source: [link] There are many among us who sanctify so-called “fully-native” development. Things are different now.

Infographic: What Tools Developers Actually Use

Infographic: What Tools Developers Actually Use. Infographic: What Tools Developers Actually Use. developer tools. development.

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What app developers must do to stay ahead of competition

The Next Web

Instead, develop a robust server side API which all of your current and future apps can use. Keep pace with current technology.

Amazon’s Maps API now available to all developers, becomes part of Mobile App SDK

The Next Web

Amazon on Tuesday announced the release of its Maps API, now out of beta and integrated into the Amazon Mobile App SDK. Custom Overlays.

How HTML5 Is Aiding in Cross-Platform Development

Sourcebits offers design and development services for iOS, Android, Mobile and Web platforms. Have an account? Let us know. Chrome and Safari.


3 Things to Consider When Staffing a Software Development Project

You can deal directly with full-time or freelance/contracted employees, or you can outsource using local or offshore development firms. Oh yeah!

Introducing Keystok, the Cloud-vault for API keys


Much like all other types of businesses, application developers have professional information they wish to keep far away from the reach of competitors.


Walkbase Opens Intelligent Positioning API To Developers


The service's cloud based room-level positioning API will now be available for developers to use, ushering in a new era of location based applications and advertising for the Android platform. Anounced as part of their public beta program, Walkbase will charge for API calls exceeding 50,000 per month with no setup fees.

Why You Need Business Development w/ Hunter Boyle of AWeber


In my interview with Hunter, we discuss: The key responsibilities of a business development professional. Content & Co-marketing. Agencies.

Why Twitter’s API Changes Screws Startups – And Twitter


by Ben Thomson, developer at Twythm. But with these new API changes, I’m not sure how or even if we can stay in business.