- Andrew Mager of SimpleGeo will present on lessons learned from building their geolocation platform.
- Abraham Williams, Hacker Advocate at Answerly, will present "Please Feed the Unicorns," on attracting and building a developer community.
- Daniel Hobbs, from CBSi's platform team, will present on their work with APIs.
- One, or more, additional speakers to be announced shortly (maybe it will be you? :-)
This week developers got candygrams from some of our favorite mobile apps. Something for you car and train lovers. An important Twitter policy update. And our best sticker request ever.
Infatuated with big...
At Apigee, we're huge advocates for good API design. With APIs, developers are your users - and user experience wins. Developer experiences usually suck but they don't have to. This is my presentation from the Cloudstock Hackathon - "Your API Sucks: Why Developers Hang Up and How to Stop That." I talk through API design principles and philosophy, user experience, mistakes people make, pitfalls to avoid, and smart solutions to problems. Let me know what you think in the comments and your advice for API design.
Once you build your API, will developers come?
We've picked up some good stuff from our customers on this topic, many of which we've posted as developer adoption best practices on this blog.
So today we've rolled these in a new whitepaper with our friends at Evolved Media - Developers Hate Marketing: Attracting Developers to your API.
Topics include some thoughts on:
- what do developers expect?
- do's and don'ts in launching your API
- patterns in successful developer programs
You can find it here, we'd love to hear what you think....
Marsha Collier and Sam discuss the API console at the Paypal innovate show this week. Check it out!
We're excited to announce the general availability of Apigee Enterprise 3.8! Some highlights:
OAuth 2.0 – Apigee Enterprise 3.8 is Oauth 2.0, draft version 10, compliant. If you are running our OAuth 1.0a solution, you can migrate to OAuth 2.0.
Developer Connect - a Drupal-based portal you brand with your look-and-feel and use for publishing API documentation, content, and community management. Give your developers their own API testing console and other social publishing features such as blogs and forums. See more developer portal details here.
Key Manager Service - handle the complete lifecycle for API keys and security...
Today we've changed the name of our company - from Sonoa Systems to Apigee Corporation. Sonoa Systems' API infrastructure platform is now Apigee Enterprise and the Apigee tools platform you know will remain free.
This company was started with the vision that the web would be mostly driven by web services. And this would bring new opportunities and challenges - business and technical.
It's happening with APIs - driven by an explosion in mobile, social, and cloud. What started on the web has become part of enterprises. Companies of all size are opening APIs to reach customers beyond...