API Education

Beef Up Your Microservices With API Management

June 29th, 2016 |

Microservices-based architectures (MSA) are a very popular topic these days. They are often considered a universal remedy. However, if we look at MSAs closely, they basically shift complexities and responsibilities into other layers. This architectural style does help tackle some […]

New eBook – The API Owner’s Manual: Best Practices of Successful API Teams

August 27th, 2015 |

There have been some great pieces written about APIs and API management over the year (many of them listed on our API Codex). There have also been influential books – from Richardson, Amundsen and Ruby’s RESTful Web APIs book to […]

Building Effective API Programs: Key Success Factors

July 6th, 2015 |

This is the last part of Building Effective API Programs. We’re concluding this series with a “cheat sheet” summary of the key success factors. In the introduction, we explained that exposing assets via APIs can prove to be extremely valuable […]

Building Effective API Programs: Developer Experience (DX)

June 8th, 2015 |

In the previous parts of this blog series, we covered benefits of APIs, API strategy, business models, API design, operations, and marketing. Developer experience (DX) is about more than having a well designed API – it’s the packaging and delivery of […]

Building Effective API Programs: API Marketing

June 1st, 2015 |

This is the seventh part of the Building Effective API Programs blog post series. In the previous parts we covered benefits of APIs, alignment between API programs, strategy and business models, API design and implementation, and API operations. In this part, we discuss aspects […]

Building Effective API Programs: API Operations

May 7th, 2015 |

This is the sixth part of the Building Effective API Programs blog post series. In the previous parts we covered benefits of APIs, alignment between API programs, strategy and business models and API design and implementation. In this part, we discuss […]

New White Paper: The Unseen Enablers Of Platforms

April 7th, 2015 |

Today we publish a new white paper which I wrote together with Sangeet Paul Choudary. Sangeet is Founder and CEO of Platform Thinking Labs and best known for his work on platform business models and multi-sided network effects. He is also a widely […]

Building Effective API Programs: API Design and Implementation

February 12th, 2015 |

In the previous four parts of this series, we discussed API benefits, strategy, and business models. Good API design has some core principles which that may differ in implementation. The authors of APIs: A Strategy Guide have a great analogy: Every car has a steering wheel, brake pedals, and an […]

Public vs Private vs Internal APIs

February 8th, 2015 |

This week saw Kin Lane post an interesting piece over at API evangelist on the Public v’s Private API distinction that drew a rather animated response from David Berlind at ProgrammableWeb. Both pieces make some interesting points, but they seem […]

Building Effective API Programs: API Business Models

January 29th, 2015 |

What is the Right API for the Business Model? As discussed in the previous post, an API program must be embedded in the overarching business strategy and aligned with business goals. The business model is where the rubber meets the road […]