Thanks to all who participated in the third episode in the Webinar Shorts series on the API Facade pattern. The third episode covers technology for an API facade. The video (~15 min.) and slides are below. Thanks @landlessness. Check out the videos and slides for all 4 episodes.
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.
Thanks to all who attended the API Product Management: Driving Success through the Value Chain Webinar.
Video and slides are here. Thanks to @jenmazzon, @sramji and a big thanks to our special guest host, Michael Hart @michaelhart. As always, we'd love more of your thoughts, insights, or questions on the api-craft forum.
Thanks to all who attended the second episode in the Webinar Shorts series on the API Facade pattern. The second episode covers common patterns for an API facade. The video (~20 min.) and slides are below. Thanks @landlessness.
Check out the videos and slides for all 4 episodes.
In the first post about the API facade, we concluded by recommending that the best solution to the problem of exposing complex back-end systems' functionality in a way that's useful for app developers is to implement an API facade pattern. This time we'll look at the basic steps to implement an API facade.
The first episode of our Webinar Shorts series on the API Facade Design Pattern is an overview of the idea and theory of API facades. In this post, we'll look at the design problem that arises for API designers when back-end systems of record are too complex to expose directly to application developers. Many businesses find that they need to craft solutions to deal with exposing complex systems.
OAuth has become standard practice for large social media APIs and it's becoming common across enterprise APIs. OAuth is good for your customers' security and experience making is critical if you want adoption on your API. Over the past year, we've been talking OAuth with some of the leading API teams around the globe as they design their API security strategies. These interactions have helped us build and refine our perspective.