Thanks to all who participated in last week's Webcast, API Design: When to Buck the Trend. Here are the video and slides for the session. Thanks @daniel_jacobson and @gbrail.
REST and OAuth are predominant trends in API design. Daniel Jacobson of Netflix and Greg Brail of Apigee discussed when you might need to 'buck the trend' around design and technology conventions in order to meet your business objectives.
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.
Embarking on an API project--let alone an enterprise-wide API strategy--can be a scary proposition. It's easy to imagine a big-budget API project costing more than expected, taking longer than planned and ultimately not delivering the anticipated value. We've observed that many successful API initiatives are done in stages. With each stage more risk and larger investment can be made by building on previous projects.
Will Richmond at VideoNuze has some great insights on Netflix’s announcement that 11 different consumer electronics companies will have a dedicated Netflix button on their remote controls. Will points out the connection between consumer’s demand for content and applications and the accelerating sales of electronics devices, and how Blu-ray player sales took off once connectivity was added.
When one of the largest, most successful retailers on the planet makes a move, you can definitely consider it a confirmation of a trend.
Last week, the WSJ reported that Wal-Mart is opening smaller-format stores in new urban locations. Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke stated in their annual report that their growth will be driven by “innovated new formats”, which includes the smaller stores and stores with drive-throughs for picking up internet purchases.
Essentially, Wal-Mart is going to where their customers are…. taking their brands to different chnnels where customers spend their time, to be there...
My favorite Superbowl ad was for Vizio HDTV - it was great to see about a dozen leading Web APIs showcased right up there with Beyonce.
Yesterday Michael Zimablist posted on the New York Times Bits blog about how the NYT’s content must now support a growing range of devices like the Vizio, from web-connected printers to mobile apps to the new iPad.
And the Wall Street Journal's Martin Peers asks if the iPad’s e-book store is the new model for the television industry, citing how Netflix is streaming to over...