In March, we tried something a little different with our Webinars - a series of short presentations (~30 min. each).
Our first "shorts" series covered the API Facade Design Pattern. Here are the links to the video and slides for all 4 Webinars.
Also NEW in July 2012: We've created a new eBook with the API Facade material: API Facade Pattern: A Simple Interface to a Complex System - Download it here.
(The 10th installment in our API Roadmap Considerations series)
You've built a great API and have the operational bases covered. Now the fun part - buiiding awareness, adoption, and community.
Think about it like throwing a party - you need to get the word out, have food and drinks covered, and help people mingle.
That is - 3 things need to work together - audience, tools, and community.
(But first you must have a cool product.)
Always loved this talk by Dave McClure. First – your product better be cool. Or..start with...
(continuing our series on API roadmap considerations)
TrueCredit.com tells a story of calculating they would need thousands of IP addresses for all the different versions and flavors of their open API - to account for different variations and versions needed by partners.
Even if you have a ‘one sized fits all’ API - you might need to be able to transform data, mediate terms or customize SLAs without coding each change or a creating a new version of the API. Reasons could include:
• Protocol needs - A SaaS customer with a...