08 May '12, 6pm

Great post about building good APIs:

Attention API Provider: How to make people using your API love you At Arcturo , we’ve been working with a lot of remote API’s and big data lately. The more API’s from all over the web I work with, the more I realize how much some companies really get how to build an API that developers love and use all the time, but at the same time, I’m beginning to realize how little thought some teams really put into their API and how it will be used. I rant about this often to Ryan , so I thought I’d go ahead write up a little list of things that API consumers would really appreciate if you’re providing an API. Keep it consistent. The number one most annoying thing I’ve encountered is inconsistent treatment of API calls. For example, let’s say I’m working with an API to a library. If I pull a book from the main collection and then a book from the reserve collection, both should contain...

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