Rob Allen is a software consultant and developer. He has been involved in software architecture and development for many years and writes code in PHP, Swift and other interesting languages. He is part of Slim Framework’s leadership team and contributes to other open source projects. Rob is also a member of the Zend Framework Community team and wrote Zend Framework in Action. Based in the UK, he runs Nineteen Feet Limited, focussing on web development, training and consultancy. In his spare time, Rob blogs at akrabat.com and can often be seen with a camera in his hand.
Talk: 5 Features of a Good API
Everyone is writing APIs from micro-services through to full applications, but what makes a good one? In this session we’ll look at five of the more important features that you should think about when creating an API. These are the features that ensure that your API plays well with HTTP and, more importantly, make your API a delight to maintain and work with. I want you to ensure that your API is a good HTTP citizen, while also providing developer-friendly features like thoughtful error handling and documentation. Give your API a competitive edge by making it sane so developers will want to work with it.
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