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API Stylebook

Collections of resources for API Designers
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The API Stylebook aims to help API Designers to solve API design matters and build their API design guidelines by providing quick and easy access to selected and categorized resources.
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How to Design Great APIs - Parse Developer Day 2013

In one of the most popular talks at Parse Developer Day, Parse CTO Kevin Lacker discusses API design and outlines the keys to building a great API.
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Stop Designing Fragile Web APIs

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When you release your Web API, it’s carved into stone. It’s a scary commitment to never make an incompatible change. If you fail, you’ll have irate customers yelling in your inbox, followed by your boss, and then your boss’s boss. You have to support this API. Forever. Unless you version it, right?

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Best Practices for Designing a Pragmatic RESTful API

An API is a user interface for a developer. Learn the best practices to make an API that is easy to adopt and pleasant to use.
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The Web API Checklist — 43 Things To Think About When Designing, Testing, and Releasing your API

The Web API Checklist — 43 Things To Think About When Designing, Testing, and Releasing your API | API | Scoop.it
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When you’re designing, testing, or releasing a new Web API, you’re building a new system on top of an existing complex and sophisticated system. At a minimum, you’re building upon HTTP, which is built upon TCP/IP, which is built upon a series of tubes. You’re also building upon a web server, an application framework, and maybe an API framework.

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User-Driven API Design

User-Driven API Design | API | Scoop.it

Essentially, an API is a product for engineers. How it will be used is something only real users can tell us, so the input from our beta users was invaluable. Having immediate feedback every step of the way enabled us to build a practical API.

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