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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 but that tackling the technical challenges of building the API is only one aspect. To reap the true benefits of your APIs, there’s a lot more that needs to be addressed.

Your API program should address all elements necessary to describe, deliver, and capitalize on the value of the API. In other words, at the core of an API program is the description of the value of the API – both the value for the organization exposing APIs and the value that API consumers get out of it. Delivery is all about how you make the API available,…

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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 the API, which are key to ensuring it gets adopted by developers.

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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 of how to market your APIs.

API marketing is often see…

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Practical Advice For The Stages Of The API Lifecycle (Part 4/4)

December 1st, 2014 |

Manfred will be presenting a related workshop: Practical API Lifecycle Management at APIdays Paris on Tuesday, December 2.

The API lifecycle is made up of four stages, which an API provider would iterate through several times as part of an API program: Plan/Design, Build/Integrate, Operate/Manage, and Share/Engage. You can find a more detailed description of the API Lifecycle in the first post, in which we also describe the Plan/Design stage. Here are posts one, two, and

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APIdays Berlin: APIs and the Future of Software

April 25th, 2014 |

APIdays is a global tour covering six cities including Barcelona, Berlin, Moscow, Paris, San Francisco and Tokyo. The API’s & The Future of Software series  is vendor-independent and genuinely wants to drive to API space forward, covering a wide range of topics including scalability, versioning, developer experience, testing, mobile, security and business models. We are proud to support the whole APIdays series as one of the main sponsors.

For the Berlin edition there are already 50 speakers in two tracks, and over 250 attendees are expected. APIdays Berlin is solely focused on the builders of the web. The goal is to provide a great learning experience and an open forum to bring together the finest minds in the API space and foster dialogue. For a complete overview of the agenda for APIdays Berlin 

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