Thanks to all who participated in the Mobile Apps 101 Webinar last week about "designing apps that people want to use." The video and slides are below.
Check them out for an introduction to some key patterns for mobile app development—repeatable patterns that represent functionality for the front and back-end of mobile apps. Thanks @edanuff, @gbrail, @timanglade.
Today we formally announced our collaboration with X.commerce in providing the API infrastructure for X.commerce, an eBay Inc. company. X.commerce is designed to help merchants reach consumers at the edge of their businesses—where they shop today—online and on millions of mobile devices. X.commerce is a great example of a platform going boldly open.
Thanks to all who participated in last week's Webinar, Scaling APIs: Predicting, Preparing for & Overcoming Challenges, in which we examined common bottlenecks and hurdles encountered when scaling your API. We discussed some tips and tricks for how to overcome those challenges as your API traffic grows 10x, 100x, 1000x . . . The video (~50 min.) and slides are below.
Customers ask us all the time "How do we hire great people to run our API program?" We tell them the same thing we think about when hiring at Apigee. It's about passion and it's about finding people who can work with context, not control. We lead with passion, not with skills or profiles.
Last week O'Reilly hosted a webinar by the authors of the new O'Reilly book "APIs: A Strategy Guide." Video and slides are below. The book is an overview of API strategy for business executives and this webinar dives into both public and private API strategies. Thanks to O'Reilly, @daniel_jacobson, @gbrail and @danwoodscito.
One of the most important questions that enterprises ask us has changed from "Why APIs?" to "I know I need an API; where do I start?" Start where you have the most amount of pain - where the business drivers are. If your pain point is in meeting demand for mobile and social apps, then start there - with an internal API strategy.
We wrote an API design book! In 2009, a couple of my fellow Apigeeks (@earth2marsh & @gbrail) and I were frustrated with how many bad, inconsistent Web APIs we encountered in the world. So, we started cataloging the bad (and good) things we saw people doing to other people through API design. After three years of discussions, presentations and implementations with technologists all over the world (online & in real life), we are happy to announce the beta version of a new eBook.