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Refresh Austin: 12 reasons your API sucks & Will code for food

  • May 13, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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12 reasons your API sucks
Presented by Keith Casey (@caseysoftware), software developer

The first moments of using an API are pivotal--downloading this week’s documentation PDF, setting up a SOAP client, reconfiguring all your URLs, and decoding the latest binary payloads. It makes your heart sing and your blood pressure rise. Just like there are code smells through the rest of your project, there are API smells that make them hard to design, hard to launch, and hard to maintain. Keith will explore a few APIs to highlight common issues and demonstrate how to fix these issues before they become problems.

Will code for food
Presented by Ben Brown (@benbrown) and Damien Bell (@damiensbell), xoxco

Two hungry developers will discuss a nerdy approach to finding good things to eat and drink. Ben will discuss LunchBots, and Damien will talk about creating the Only Indie Coffee app.

A big thanks to SpareFoot for sponsoring this month's meetup!


New to Refresh? Welcome! A couple quick things to get you started: Every meetup begins with a "looking for work" or "looking to hire" segment. The talks and resulting questions are always great, but if you have more to say (or just can't make it) chime in and follow along on Twitter at #refreshaustin

All job-related posts should be made to the Refresh Austin Jobs list at!forum/refresh-austin-jobs.

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  • Yalim A.

    Checked Runscope this morning!!! (mentioned in Keith Casey's presentation) Seems like a very useful tool, I'm glad that I learned about it.

    May 20, 2014

  • Alex M.


    May 12, 2014

    • Kim L.

      Refresh is always free. We encourage folks to order food and drinks from Buffalo Billiards if they're so inclined and to tip the hardworking wait staff--but that's the only place money is involved.

      1 · May 12, 2014

  • Shannon M.

    Help! Leap to Success (pro bono projects for area non-profits) is in DESPERATE need of THREE website designers for three separate projects. "Help me, Refresh Austin. You're my only hope."
    [masked] - mobile

    Call to ask about each project. First taker(s) get first pick! : )

    May 8, 2014

  • steve k.

    Assuming meetings 2hrs. Am a prmary caregiver for father 92 years old. Must schedule relief anytime I leave. Thanks.

    1 · April 7, 2014

  • steve k.

    April 8 changed tp robots and 3d. Bummer. Will try to check sooner. Health care worker coming at 6pm to relieve me tomorrow so I can come to a seo meetimg. If I got the change wrong email me and I will come. Desperate to learm. Will come to may13 mt

    April 7, 2014

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