API Accessibility - Key Concepts driving Developer Adoption
How do API access methods influence developer adoption? Provide a SDK, design a REST (Hypermedia) API, integrate with adapter frameworks? Making those decisions has a clearly underestimated effect on developer adoption. As well, learn about the influence of: authentication methods, output formats, OSS standards, design, documentation, etc. Lowering entrance barriers to API data is key to drive internal and external innovation. An easily understandable API a.k.a. Developer Experience (DX) drives usage, reduces support costs for providers and developer costs for consumers.
Having co-founded XapiX.io, assisting corporate innovation programs and hackathons, I will show how we significantly increased sponsor API usage and reduced hackathon mockups by easing entrance barriers to developers. We will share lessons learned through analytics and direct developer feedback.
Software Architect and senior Ruby on Rails Developer. I am an API, Hypermedia and Ruby enthusiast and believe in a future of Plug & Play API's to solve all kinds of problems with software in no time.