API by Design

Design and build better APIs

How do we design and build quality APIs? How much complexity is too much for our APIs? How do we know a design decision is a good one?

For most of us, it’s all guesswork. We do our best, making decisions we hope will lead to good outcomes. We know where we want to go, but we don’t have a map to get us there. Quality doesn’t happen by chance.

This book is about taking out the guesswork. It’s about finding ways to understand how complexity sneaks into our APIs and grows over time. By knowing these things, we can design and build better APIs. Rather than relying on hope, we can rely on insights that help us make informed and lasting decisions.

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This book is by Stephen Mizell. You can follow him on Twitter.

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