Recently Brian Mulloy (@landlessness) and Marsh Gardiner (@earth2marsh) hosted a webinar on API design and Pragmatic REST. We've included the video of the recording and the slides.
Thanks to everyone that attended yesterday's API Strategy Workshop Webinar (and thanks to our presenters @sramji and @landlessness). We've included the video and slides!
Ever need to explain why APIs are so powerful to someone at your company? Need an easier way to think about the different API strategy options?
Join us for a Webinar - “Mapping Out Your API Strategy” - this Wednesday, April 20 at 11 am PST / 2 pm EST.
It's free (of course) and you can sign up at this registration page.
Sam Ramji from Apigee, along with Dan Jacobson and Michael Hart from Netflix, recently gave this API strategy talk at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco. It includes frameworks, best practices and lessons learned to help in thinking of your API strategy from a business model, architecture, and data perspective.
Twitter unleashed a firestorm this week by announcing a change to their API policy for apps that enable users to read and write tweets.
Their announcement is not a big deal – it effectively says, “simple clients to send and receive tweets are core. Don’t go there. And don't copy our experience.”
This is actually the right type of communication from a platform company. You want them to say “There are risks for you here as we’re building stuff. We would like to see further innovation in this other place over here.”
This is always the case with platforms...
Companies need to wring value out of their investments; find new ways to serve customers or create new value with their current systems, products, supply chains and partnerships.
I keep going back to water analogies. My house has a plumbing infrastructure that was paid for a long time ago. I recently found new value in that infrastructure, an automatic sprinkler system. Again the system reminds me of an API. Through this one common interface I can connect many endpoints (sprinkler heads) and my yard has never looked better. I have some endpoints that cover the lawn, some that concentrate on...
So I'm on my magical patio again consuming a cold beer and thinking about retail customers and the systems that serve them.
I've been asked too many times in my career to replace legacy systems with bright shinny new retail systems. Now, I'm a bit of a nostalgic guy. My first rule of technology is "embrace the legacy". Good thing because not only has that saved millions of dollars for the companies I've worked for, it's also made them millions of dollars.
You see, I've found that the fastest path to innovation is through understanding the past; the...