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Tech Talk Tuesday: API Design

Implement a solid foundation for scalable APIs

Implement a solid foundation for scalable APIs


API design will be a key element of any successful API publishing program. However, building great APIs, ones which facilitate the development of applications that deliver real value over time, is about more than just design – it also requires detailed, thoughtful execution.

In this interactive town-hall event, originally broadcast live on the Layer 7 Technologies Facebook Page as part of the Tech Talk Tuesdays series, Layer 7 API Architect Mike Amundsen discusses some of the foundational elements of a solid API implementation strategy.


Viewer questions answered in this Tech Talk include:

  • Do administrators and engineers have to learn programming in order to design APIs?
  • Are there any Web sites that can help me develop my API design skills?
  • What is the best way to document an API during design time?