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When Should Companies Implement a Web API Training Program?

I was recently asked what the key indicators might be that an organization should look to implement a modern web API training program. It is a great question, so I wanted to share some thoughts around this topic. While there are likely more, these are the five key indicators that we have found that indicate your […]

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How To Design a Great API Training Program

There is no shortage of web API-related training programs. Some focus on the technical details, while others explore the various aspects of great API design. However, most training programs spend most of their time focusing on the needs of the developer and leave out everyone else on the team. Whether you are looking to build […]

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Building Better APIs in Ruby (and Rails)

I recently presented a lightning talk at Austin on Rails titled “5 ways to build better APIs in Ruby”. Below is the slide deck, along with a coupon code to our book to help with your API design and development. 5 Ways to Build Better Web APIs with Ruby and Rails from LaunchAny   Get […]

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The recent API obsession (and why it matters)

Note: This article is now available in PDF format, includes more content, and is useful for offline reading and sharing. Click here to download a copy. There has been a good deal of discussion, both positive and negative, about the recent obsession of APIs. Some say that it is ushering the next wave of product companies, while […]

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Recommendations For Mobile API Design

Building a high performance, reliable mobile backend is just as essential to the user experience as the design of the application itself. While building a full mobile backend stack requires more than just the API, the API is the external face on the internals and critical to both performance and usability. These 7 recommendations will […]

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