Kin Lane’s Industry Guide to API Design

A go-to guide to API design, including tools, platforms, and best practices for API developers.

Winning in the API Economy

Using software and APIs to transform your business, drive revenues, broaden distribution, and unleash innovation.

The API Owner’s Manual

Best practices of successful API teams

The CrunchBase API gives developers access to query the CrunchBase dataset for both paginated lists of specific types and details about individual items providing endpoints for each of the primary item types.

The BetterDoctor API includes access to doctor recommendations and profiles data, insurance search, and more.

DataValidation’s API offers a simple way for marketing teams and other senders to check the deliverability of an email address.

JustGiving is the world’s leading platform for charitable giving, allowing nonprofit organizations to make use of mobile and web technology.

Pingar’s API-driven document analysis solution helps companies discover new value from masses of unstructured data. provides API access to hundreds of app developers, enabling the development of innovative and unique wine discovery apps.

Serving up more than 1 million contacts a day to FullContact customers, the FullContact API puts the power of full contact information into developers’ apps.

Scribe is an search engine optimization service that analyzes online content, delivering recommendations for SEO improvements via API.

FightMetric® is the world’s only comprehensive mixed martial arts statistics and analysis provider, and is the official statistics provider of the UFC®.

Getting Started #1: Securing your API with 3scale

Get up and running with 3scale API Management Platform in no time. How to quickly prototype the access control layer from the 3scale dashboard using the APIcast cloud API gateway. This is the first of the go-live steps detailed on the home page of your admin dashboard. Find more information on

Getting Started #2: Configuring API Access Policies in 3scale

Get up and running with 3scale API Management Platform in no time. How to apply access policies to differentiate between different tiers of users, give them different rate limits as well as access to different API methods. This is the second in the Fast Track to integration steps. Learn more at

Tutorial: 3scale – APIcast, an API Gateway for the Small Business and Startup

APItools is the most effective way to use APIs and stay in absolute control of API traffic. Troubleshoot, modify and monitor your API traffic by proxying HTTP(s) requests through APItools. Use it in the cloud or in your servers. Built wiht Lua and Nignx (OpenResty) and it’s open-source.

User video: Paul Butterworth getting started with 3scale API Management

In this video Paul Butterworth, CTO of Emotive, talks about getting started with 3scale and discusses the value of its distributed, hybrid architecture. 3scale is the leading self-serve API Management Platform, making it easy to open, distribute, control, and monetize APIs.

Steven Willmott, 3scale – Red Hat Summit 2016

Steven Willmott, Co-Founder & CEO of 3scale (a Red Hat company), sits down with hosts Stu Miniman and Brian Gracely at Red Hat Summit 2016 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.

Manfred Bortenschlager at APIdays Mediterranea 2015: Running a successful API program?

Manfred Bortenschlager (from 3scale) sepaks at APIdays Mediterranea 2015: What does it take to design and run a successful API program?

Mark Cheshire at APIDays/APIStrat Berlin 2015

Mark Cheshire, 3scale COO — “Kill the fail whale for your API”

Changing the face of transport via APIs

Manfred Bortenschlager, API Market Development Director at APIDays Paris in 2014.

If data is the new oil, then interfaces are the new delivery means

This is the recording of Manfred’s Ignite talk at the O’Reilly Strata+Hadoop conference in Barcelona. It was about getting the interfaces right as an enabler of the benefits of the Second Machine Age.

Take Control of your APIs in a Microservice Architecture

Microservices are a new architectural approach to modularize systems into smaller units.

APIs and the Creation of Wealth in the Digital Economy – APIDays Paris 2015 Keynote

Democratizing Value Creation and Distribution in the Second Machine Age, Steven Willmott

API Model Canvas for successful API strategies and programs

Manfred (@ManfredBo) presented the API Model Canvas at the APIStrat conference on November 20, 2015, in Austin. The API Model Canvas is intended to be used to create and run successful API strategies and programs in a sustainable way.

Microservices in action: How to actually build them

Andrzej from the 3scale team gave this talk during the API Meetup Barcelona about how to practically build microservices using AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, the JAWS framework and 3scale API Management.

The API-Application Semantic Gap

Lightning Talk @ RestFest 2015 on Rest APIs and Application Semantics

Integrating, exposing and managing distributed data with RESTful APIs and open source

This was a 1h demo and talk co-presented by Red Hat’s Cojan van Ballegooijen and 3scale’s Manfred Bortenschlager talking about data integration of various diverse sources via data virtualization. Then we exposed the data via RESTful APIs and added the 3scale API Management layer on top to get full control and visibility about API access.

Building Successful API Programs in Higher Education

In this webinar, hosted on August 27, 2015, Steven Willmott discusses the benefits of API development in higher education.

APIs.JSON: Bootstrapping The Web of APIs

APIs.JSON – technology for building the Web of APIs. Talk from the APIStrat unconference at Gluecon. 19th May 2015

API Model Canvas (APIDays Mediterranea 2015)

Designing and running an API program successfully is difficult and goes far beyond technical challenges.

APIs and Unlocking the Value of Your Data

APIs provide an interface to data that delivers its value.

Building Hypermedia APIs in JavaScript

Using the fortune.js framework to build link-based and machine-readable APIs.

How to use Donuts and Onions for Scaling API Programs

Scaling an API program requires far more than just a technically functional API.

API Zen for Developers

Learn the four noble truths of API development.

APIs for Startups

Build core value by running your business from the inside out.

Are you ready to unleash the power of your API?