Monday, April 7th, 2008

Flinging APIs in the Highlands

Category: Presentation

Gareth Rushgrove has been talking a lot about API design; a true art amid the science of CSci. He gave a presentation at the highland fling (our own Christian Heilmann was there too) and starts out by walking through thoughts on the various ways that we (or robots, or rabbits) interact with the Web.

Then he gets on to the API design where he takes a look at some of the popular ones (e.g. Flickr, Twitter) and tries to find some general truths:

Make Your API

  • Prodable
  • Hackable
  • Multilingual
  • Open
  • Transparent
  • Obvious

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:08 am

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I had the pleasure of seeing this talk and both Gareth and Christian covered some similar topics, but in different ways. I definetly recommend checking out the slides

Comment by digitalspaghetti — April 8, 2008

Is there any audio registration of the speech?

Comment by pmontrasio — April 8, 2008

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