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  • The Design of Everyday APIs

The Design of Everyday APIs

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 11:25 AM - 11:50 AM
Grand Salon (Floor 1)
Talk
Topics
Developer Experience, API Documentation, Developer Portal
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Well-designed APIs are a joy to use; poorly-designed APIs are cumbersome, confusing and frustrating, just like everyday things. Would you buy a Kitchen Radar 3000? Are you able to use any washing machine instantly without reading user manual? Why QWERTY layout was invented? Like everyday things, APIs must have a clear purpose, must be used easily by anyone and are constrained by their environment.

During this session Arnaud Lauret, the API Handyman, makes a parallel between everyday things design and API design in order to expose simple but fundamentals API design principles.