API Design with Mike Amundsen

A Methodology for API Design 

Mike Amundsen, CA / Layer 7 API Academy

At some point, we all need to design and implement APIs for the Web. What makes Web APIs different than typical component APIs? How can you leverage the power of the Internet when creating your Web API? What characteristics to many "great" Web APIs share? Is there a consistent process you can use to make sure you design a Web API that best fits your needs both now and in the future?

In this talk, Mike Amundsen, Principal API Architect for CA / Layer 7, describes a clear methodology for designing Web APIs that allow you to map key aspects of your business into a usable, scalable, and flexible interface that will reach your goals while creating a compelling API for developers. Whether you are looking to implement a private, partner, or public API, these principles will help you focus on the right metrics and design goals to create a successful API. 


Hosted by XO Group Inc. Enter on the 24th floor and follow the signs.  Pizza and beer will be served :)

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  • Eric E.

    My understanding is that he presented chapter 9 from the RESTful Web APIs book.

    June 13, 2014

  • Krishna

    Thanks for the slides. Was this recorded? Is there a video as well?

    June 12, 2014

    • Jason M S.

      slides was the best we could do for this one...no video/record....try to make the next one! :)

      June 12, 2014

  • Ted E.

    Great session last night. Thanks to Mike for a very insightful talk, to XO Communications for hosting, and to all for your participation.

    Looking forward to Todd Montgomery's talk in July! If you're interested in presenting, hosting, or doing a 1-minute crowd intro, please get in touch.

    June 12, 2014

  • Jason M S.

    I've posted Mike's slides from tonights meetup here, enjoy!

    http://files.meetup.com/8726112/2014-06-api-design-methodology.pdf

    1 · June 11, 2014

  • Jason M S.

    we'll do our best to get it recorded.

    June 11, 2014

    • Mike G.

      Thanks Jason, much appreciated

      June 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I can't make it tonight. Going to be a late night at work tonight. I hope there will be a vidcap of the presentation!

    June 11, 2014

  • Mike G.

    Can't make this anymore, looks like an awesome lineup. Any chance this might get recorded?

    June 11, 2014

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