How To Make APIs That Don't Suck

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At some point you’re going to have to deal with making or using APIs, here are some lessons to code by.

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How To Make APIs That Don't Suck

  1. 1. How To Make APIsThat Don’t SuckMichele TitoloSr. Mobile Engineer, Prolific Interactive@micheletitolo
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  5. 5. An “API” for the sake of this presentationwill refer to any way your software cancommunicate with another piece of software.@micheletitolo
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  7. 7. Lesson 3:Follow Conventions@micheletitolo
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  9. 9. Lesson 3 Summary• Conventions save time• Conventions save money• Conventions make developers happy@micheletitolo
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  11. 11. Lesson 2:Don’t be clever@micheletitolo
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  13. 13. • Be smart• Be concise• Don’t be cleverLesson 2 Summary@micheletitolo
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  15. 15. Lesson 1:Document, Document,Document@micheletitolo
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  17. 17. Lesson 1 Summary• Document• Document• Document@micheletitolo
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  19. 19. Lesson 0:Expect the Unexpected@micheletitolo
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  21. 21. Lesson 0 Summary• Follow conventions• Don’t be clever• Document, document, document@micheletitolo
  22. 22. Resources• Matt Gemmell - API Design• Google Tech Talk - How To Design A GoodAPI• Stackoverflow - What Do You ConsiderGood Documentation• RESTful Web Services by LeonardRichardson@micheletitolo
  23. 23. Thank You!Michele Titolo@micheletitolo

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