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Designing Your API


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Learnings from Twitter and Stamen.

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Designing Your API

  1. Design Your API Learnings From Twitter + Stamen
  2. Basics We don’t need to define what an API is at this point...
  3. ...but it’s worth explaining where APIs have ended up. This is an example from the API I maintain at Twitter. Can anyone guess what it does?
  4. (It’s basically all about REST) Most providers have decided on REST. Google abandoned SOAP. XML-RPC is gradually being abandoned. This makes a conversation about APIs much simpler.
  5. Provider I’m coming from the perspective of developing, maintaining, and providing an API.