7 Ways Towards Better APIs

My netmagazine article has been posted on their new online home, Creative Bloq. I loved writing this post although it was hard work to rationalise my rant of all the things I really wish API designers would do (or NOT … Continue reading

API Design

I've spoken in a number of different cities, in a number of different countries - and this time, I got to speak in my home town of Birmingham! The hackference was in its first year, and it was a great … Continue reading

7 Steps to Better APIs

Subtitled "Design successful RESTful APIs", this article was a blast to write, although blatantly there are 8 tips included in the article :) It was published in the March 2013 issue of netmagazine, issue 238, and they absolutely blew my … Continue reading

How NOT to Design Your API

Recently I tweeted as a #linktuesday link the 10 Worst API Practices post from ProgrammableWeb. Today, in search of some concrete examples of APIs implementing unhelpful antipatterns, I sent out a tweet for help: [blackbirdpie id="289014953954930688"] In the raft of … Continue reading

Design and Build Your API

Half-day workshop at ZendCon (we were sold out, it was busy!), covering all kinds of HTTP theory and practical advice, to enable attendees to build their own APIs. It included some hands-on workshops, the HTTP cards game, and some great … Continue reading

Build Your API

Full-day workshop at FOWA London, covering the theory of building an API ... and then challenging my attendees to actually build their own. This was a fun, packed day but seeing the attendees demo at the end of the day … Continue reading

Bitestats: From API to PDF

My first time speaking at Future of Web Apps - the London edition, where I gave an overview of the system behind BiteStats.com and talked about each of the magic ingredients that go to make this system work. (slides when … Continue reading