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Irresistible APIs: a guide to making user-friendly, durable APIs

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Irresistible APIs provides step-by-step guidance for designing APIs that reflect an application's core business value, delight the developers who use them, and will stand the test of time. In it, business product managers and developers learn how to treat an API as a first-class product.

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Irresistible APIs: a guide to making user-friendly, durable APIs

  1. 1. How can I make APIs that developers love to use? With Irresistible APIs by Kirsten L. Hunter Save 42% with code sshunter.
  2. 2. I need help creating an engaging, fantastic platform for my organization. I want to make an API from scratch, but I’m not sure where to begin.
  3. 3. The ideal starting point is: Irresistible APIs You will learn how to create APIs which are engaging and purposeful, loved by developers, successful, and above all fun to use!
  4. 4. APIs are really important these days. They allow integration between applications and systems, enabling interlinked functionality, and giving users more opportunities to use your product or service. There has been a huge explosion of APIs available to developers recently, but many were not designed with third-party developers in mind and are frustrating to work with as a result.
  5. 5. I know! I’ve used some frustrating APIs in the past. I want people to want to use my API, so I need it to work properly – from the get go.
  6. 6. The key is taking development of your API seriously. It all starts with treating your API like a first class product – which means that it should be high-quality and intended to last. When designed well and carefully from the ground up, APIs feel more like an extension of the app itself – extensions which developers will happily use and which will support the business values of your organization in the long term.
  7. 7. OK, I’m interested. Can you give me more specifics? I want to know what I’m getting into.
  8. 8. You will learn what’s important for a successful API. Irresistible APIs shows what makes APIs, well, irresistible: Simple and straightforward to use Good documentation and support Well communicated and demonstrated use cases And much more! All to help you make your API the best it can be!
  9. 9. Irresistible APIs will help you craft your API from the ground up using the best practices, so it will be loved by developers and business product managers alike! Each step of the learning process is supported by clear examples, illuminating explanations, and guided by the accumulated wisdom of an experienced veteran of the field.
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