Having OpenAPI descriptions available is a good indicator of the modern practices of your favourite API provider. At Nexmo we have them for all our APIs and I'm constantly impressed at what you can use them for! Here's a quick writeup on the work blog of my favourite use cases :) https://www.nexmo.com/blog/2019/09/13/evaluate-apis-quickly-and-easily-with-openapi-dr
I collaborated with DZone on this excellent API trend report. I'm proud of my contribution but found the rest of the report really informative reading too! https://dzone.com/trendreports/api-management-seamless-experiences-of-connected-s
Blog post on the work blog showing how having a message signature helps to secure your incoming webhooks. After all, you're running an open endpoint on the internet! It's good to be sure that the data you receive is coming from where you think it is coming from ... https://www.nexmo.com/blog/2019/06/28/using-message-signatures-to-ensure-secure-incoming-webhooks-dr
How lovely to be able to meet up with the Laravel community again - and in London, which is easy travelling. They were a great audience for this webhooks talk and asked great questions too, what a win!
View Handling Webhooks with Laravel on Notist.
My ideas around API design are always growing and changing, but I've definitely gone from API-first, to Docs-first, to now Spec-first when I work with APIs. I took the opportunity to cover some of the design choices for starting a new API project from scratch, and some of my favourite approaches to common problems.
View Design First is Better than API First on Notist.