Designing Your API

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Published on April 23, 2008

Author: al3x

Source: slideshare.net

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Learnings from Twitter and Stamen.

Design Your API Learnings From Twitter + Stamen

Basics We don’t need to define what an API is at this point...

http://twitter.com/users/show/al3x.json ...but it’s worth explaining where APIs have ended up. This is an example from the API I maintain at Twitter. Can anyone guess what it does?

(It’s basically all about REST) Most providers have decided on REST. Google abandoned SOAP. XML-RPC is gradually being abandoned. This makes a conversation about APIs much simpler.

Provider I’m coming from the perspective of developing, maintaining, and providing an API.

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