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2. API Design Best Practices

Fernando Doglio

(1)La Paz, Canelones, Uruguay

The practice of API design is a tricky one. Even when there are so many options out there—tools to use, standards to apply, styles to follow—there is one basic question that needs to be answered and needs to be clear in the developer’s mind before any kind design and development can begin…

What Defines a Good API?

As we all know, the concepts of “good” and “bad” are very subjective (one could probably read a couple of books discussing this on its own), and therefore, opinions vary from one person to another. That being said, years of experience of dealing with different ...

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