api_finishing_school

Finishing School for Potential API Providers

Had the pleasure of speaking with Kin Lane at Gluecon 2011. The topic was APIs and best practices. I’ve got a fair amount of experience with APIs, and tripped and stumbled a few times to learn a few best-practices. Will describe these headlines in more detail in a few days (Gluecon is still going on!).

  • If you build it… they won’t come
  • Common Building Blocks
  • Innovative Building Blocks
  • Developer ≠ Developer
  • Monetization
  • Customers ≠ Customers
  • Make it concrete.
  • Evangelism