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  • Learn how API design affects developer productivity
  • See examples of APIs that empower developers and drive innovation
  • Get the guidance needed to build API products that drive results
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Well-designed APIs Empower Developers
Well-designed APIs empower developers to improve software development efficiencies and leverage an enterprise’s data, applications, and functionality into new digital experiences and business opportunities.
What does the connected customer experience even mean?
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APIs are how software talks to other software, which makes them the mechanisms through which value is exchanged in modern business. Well-designed APIs let businesses leverage their data, functions, and apps to improve efficiency, unlock new business models, and create new customer experiences.
APIs that provide the most value, now and in the future, are designed to be easy for developers to use, not just to expose systems. From versioning styles to names and identifiers in URLs, how a provider packages and presents an API impacts how it will be adopted by developers.
To compete in today’s economy, a business needs ecosystems of developers leveraging its digital assets. From designing APIs to iterating APIs based on user feedback to establishing a presence in developer communities, businesses have never faced more urgency to understand the developer experience.
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Solve Problems Before They Start
From strengthening security to improving developer productivity to matching the right technique with the right challenge, API design can help businesses avoid common headaches.
What does the connected customer experience even mean?
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APIs provide access to a business’s core systems—which makes them the doors and windows of the enterprise. Adoption of API design and API management best practices helps ensure APIs are easily accessible to the right developers for the right purposes.
Some API design models may be more advantageous for certain purposes. To put developers in the best position to innovate with APIs, and thus to help the business get the most leverage from its APIs, IT leaders should understand the pros and cons of different approaches, such as RPC and REST.
Learn why A vendor-neutral, portal open specification for designing, describing, and deploying APIs, OpenAPI is useful throughout the API lifecycle, from brainstorming to consumption. It has helped many businesses describe APIs in a manner consumably by both humans and apps.
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How to design APIs that developers love
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API Design Best Practices & Common Pitfalls

How you design and implement Web APIs will depend on what problem you are trying to solve. This on-demand webcast will help you understand the problems and solutions of quality API design as well as make recommendations on the design and technology choices that best satisfy the varying goals.

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