Business of APIs
Prepare for the API Economy
In recent years, API adoption has exploded among developers, for reasons that this book will examine. But the purpose of this book is not to discuss how to deliver an API but to rather how to scale the business side to meet this rising developer demand. Written by someone with an engineering and a business background, The Business of APIs also aims to bridge the technical and the business aspects of API development.
This book serves to help people understand what APIs are, who uses them, and the different types of APIs that are available. As the title suggests, this is a business-oriented book. Nonetheless it does seek to educate users about what types of technologies go into popular Web APIs. The book also surveys the history of modern Web APIs and examines how they’ve been used successfully.
If you are considering launching an API, this book should help you understand the common stumbling blocks that have been faced by many API owners -- then hopefully you can avoid them. The book will also identify common building blocks used by API owners, building blocks that should be fundamental for your API planning and development.
Because the world of APIs is constantly we changing, we will be updating the book regularly, and releasing new versions.
Paperback: 54 pages
Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.1 inches
Kin Lane is the API Evangelist for Mimeo.com, he brings unique blend of a IT, data, programming, product development, business development, online and social media marketing talent to the print industry via the Silicon Valley.
He spends his days assisting application developers understand what is possible with the next generation of print and studying best practices when it comes to the business of APIs.
Audrey Watters is a technology writer and rabble-rouser with a Master's Degree in Folklore. She was working on a PhD in Comparative Literature but chose instead to write about data, culture, education and technology outside of academia rather than finish her dissertation.
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