How to make APIs that people like

A short presentation I gave at today’s Multipack Show and Tell on “How to make APIs that people like“.

The tl;dr version: your API is part of your user experience. Take your UX knowledge — design for the user, not for yourself; think about the user journey rather than just modelling your underlying infrastructure; make it understandable and intuitive and focused on their need — and do all the same things when designing an API.

I'm currently available for hire, to help you plan, architect, and build new systems, and for technical writing and articles. You can take a look at some projects I've worked on and some of my writing. If you'd like to talk about your upcoming project, do get in touch.

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