Secrets of a great API
API best practices
Not all APIs are created equal.
A great API encourages developers to use it and share it with others, creating a virtuous cycle where each additional successful implementation leads to greater engagement and more contributions from developers who add value to your service.
Unfortunately, too many API providers build their APIs before thinking through the critical success factors, resulting in APIs that fail to meet business objectives. Delivering a great API isn’t hard if you follow a few proven principles.
In this paper, you’ll learn:
- What developers really want from your API
- How to make your API stand out from the crowd
- Strategies for driving broad developer adoption
- A fool-proof way to design for great user experience