Web API Design

Crafting Interfaces that Developers Love

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Application developers are the customers of a Web API. Success is measured by how quickly app developers enjoy success using your API in their applications. And rapid adoption of a Web 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
  • The API Facade Pattern


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