Web API Design

Crafting Interfaces that Developers Love

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Application developers are the customers of an API. Success is measured by how quickly app developers enjoy success using your API in their applications. And rapid adoption of an API is all about design. This e-book will help you make design choices from the application developer’s point of view so that the benefits of proven design principles and best practices will make your initiative a success.

  • Affordance - the key design principle 
  • Start with errors
  • Versioning is essential
  • Pagination and partial response
  • Tips for search
  • Authentication
  • Chatty APIs
  • Complement with an SDK

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