10 Things I Hate About Your API

Amanda Folson (10.Feb.2018 at 11:30, 1 hr )
Talk at SunshinePHP 2018 (English - US)

Rating: 5 of 5

You’ve built an API, launched it, and people aren’t excited about it. Why might that be? Many people release APIs for public consumption without any regard for developer experience. This creates a developer ecosystem that invites failure or worse -- it can encourage people to seek alternatives. This talk will cover common API pitfalls (spoiler, not all of them are code-related!) and how to create an environment around your API that will make developers happy.

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Rating: 5 of 5

10.Feb.2018 at 13:05 by Matt Trask (34 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Tons of good information on how to make your API ten times better.

Rating: 5 of 5

10.Feb.2018 at 13:47 by Trent Harvey (8 comments) via Web2 LIVE

A fun talk by an easy going and personable speaker. Highlights important considerations that companies and developers frequently overlook when they design and build APIs.

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Feb.2018 at 11:58 by Jeff Madsen (13 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Smooth presentation and brought up a couple of points I hadn't thought of before.

I didn't think about lunch even once while she was presenting ;-)

Rating: 5 of 5

12.Feb.2018 at 09:20 by James Lewis (2 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great talk. A lot of thoughtful information about building a great API.

Rating: 5 of 5

12.Feb.2018 at 16:54 by Mark Niebergall (120 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Amanda gave a great talk that I could totally relate to. The style was relaxed, the examples were very pertinent, and the talk went smooth.

Rating: 5 of 5

13.Feb.2018 at 11:53 by Lawrence Shea (28 comments) via Web2 LIVE

interesting high level about selling your API... would have liked to discuss more about the code but still very good!

Rating: 5 of 5

14.Feb.2018 at 17:26 by Omni Adams (113 comments) via Web2 LIVE

It's like APIs aren't just about the code. Most of the APIs I interact with don't even get the technical parts right, this was more about the things surrounding the API that will detract from actually using the API. Things like onboarding and documentation are overlooked when you're making an internal API, and when you make it public they get forgotten.

Great talk.

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