A little about Etsy My background – YDN The story (Craftcult) Our experience developing our API with Mashery (reference Yahoo! experience) Uptake, lessons Looking ahead – what does it mean to “finish” your API?
We also noticed that there were unofficial libraries to use this API
I joined Etsy in September 2008 from Yahoo, where I ran YDN Noticed api.etsy.com in Flash Other apps like craftcult Ruby gem to reverse engineer our API Hacker mailing list – the “Etsy Underground” “ When you’re being scraped, time to release an API”
Finishing your API Chad Dickerson, CTO Etsy, http://www.etsy.com/ Business of APIs Conference November 16, 2009