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Tech Talk Tuesday: Developer Management

Build an active developer community to get maximum benefit from your open APIs

Build an active developer community to get maximum benefit from your open APIs

 

Open APIs allow enterprises to build communities of third-party developers around their applications and data. But many enterprises struggle to ensure developers actually use these APIs to build apps that deliver real value.

This interactive town-hall event, originally broadcast live on the Layer 7 Technologies Facebook page as part of the Tech Talk Tuesday series, discusses how enterprises can attract, engage and manage developers for their open APIs. 

Guest expert Dana Crane – product Manager for Layer 7's API Portal – offers real-world strategies designed to help enterprises onboard and manage third-party developers in order to get maximum benefit from open APIs.

 

Viewer questions answered in this Tech Talk include:

  • What are the big challenges for acquiring developers
  • How can I make a public-facing API valuable to developers?
  • What are some strategies for managing API registration?
  • Once I have developers interested, how do I get them to the next stage: building apps?
  • How can I ensure my active developers remain engaged?
  • What needs to be included in API documentation?
  • How should API providers and developers collaborate?
  • What can you determine through looking at usage metrics?