Entrepreneurship and APIsIf you are looking for an easy read about how important APIs are in entrepreneurial endeavors, I wrote an explanation on the topic a few weeks back. It briefly introduces some important business benefits of APIs, and why upcoming business builders should be learning and using this technology.
API AcademyAPI Academy provides free online lessons and in-person consulting services that cover essential API techniques. This useful resource provides business managers, interface designers and enterprise architects with some important knowledge. The growing repository is one you will want to revisit every so often.
API Evangelist’s WhitepapersKin Lane’s white papers on the basics of APIs, their history, and how to deploy and manage them are a useful collection of resources. He has also just released one on API design that is worth checking out.
News from ProgrammableWeb
If you want to keep up to date on API news and information, subscribe to the ProgrammableWeb.com news feed. They have daily updates about the latest API scoops. They also have the world’s largest API directory and search engine. If you want to get the word out about your API, getting it listed there is a smart idea.
API Industrialization by Accenture
This informative white paper demonstrates how to deliver differentiated APIs. It explains how to use them to scale and capture new opportunities. If your organization is transforming itself into a platform, Connecting the Digital Ecosystem will provide useful insights.
API Testing DOJOAPI testing is an important part of the development process, and it is essential to hone this skill. Just as Gaudí had multiple tools, so will every API practitioner. Testing is an important one. To help you improve these abilities, check out the API Testing Dojo. It provides API developers with resources that help determine if their services work as required.
APIUXFor an interesting point of view, check out APIUX. This blog examines APIs from the usability perspective of API developers. As Ronnie Mitra has explained during past Nordic APIs events, this focus is essential for successful API adoption. The articles, product reviews, and guidelines from APIUX are a great resource to learn more about developer experience.
Manfred Bortenschlager curates a collection of ideas and articles that revolve around APIs, developer evangelism, mobile app strategies, and ecosystem dynamics. His assembly of various gems provides a useful anthology of API info.