Want more informtation on the importance of API designing and Prototyping? Then join the London API Group this month with talks by Simon Wood & Daniel Hough.
The web is overrun with API's. This causes big issues for companies that need to source their data from many different providers. Also providers come and go.
A Unified API is a must for any business sourcing data from many places.
Using lessons learned, Simon will talk you through the issues many people encounter and demonstrate how there is another way. A better way, where you can reduce risk, speed up your apps and separate business data/product data from application implementation.All this and more comes from good API design!
Simon is a passionate tech/geek. Over the past 15 years he has progressed through the roles of Developer, Technical Manager, Systems Architect and is currently Head of Technology and Innovation at the Shortbreaks and New Ventures division of Holiday Extras, a travel technology company where he has worked for the last 9 years.
Many projects these days don't warrant large amounts of design up-front and are better suited to a more iterative approach, especially when designingAPIs.
It can help to get a working prototype fast in order to drive development and realise the best design by trying them out as you go.
I'm going to introduce you to API prototyping and show you how my home-grown tool, Interfake, can help with that process. It's cool.
Feel free to bring a laptop and try it out as we go, all you need is npm installed.
Daniel is a developer who believes strongly in learning by doing. He abhors 100-page design documents, he can't be bothered with meetings where 12 opinions are expressed and no decisions are made, and he's against the "throw it over the wall" approach to design & development.