09:00 - 17:00
API Design Workshop
The importance of APIs has evolved over the last decade – from "something arcane that the techies do" – into strategically important company assets in the digital business models of big tech players such as Amazon, Google, and Facebook – and now, increasingly, also into assets on most incumbent’s strategic roadmaps for digital transformation.
In this workshop, we will start with the outside-in design approach, the API-as-a-product design philosophy, and the API lifecycle focusing on intentional API design.
Content & Process
The increased visibility and importance of APIs to business, strategy, and management creates new expectations on the quality, design, and operation of APIs. Any approaches to haphazard API design, that might have been acceptable a decade ago, will now fall short of expectations, delay the execution of the digital transformation roadmap, and might result in a loss of market share.
Designed artifacts such as APIs embody all decisions that went into making them, whether these design decisions were intentional and deliberate or unintentional and haphazard. In this talk I will show, how to make every aspect of API design more “intentional”, something we consciously design, choose and decide.
We will focus on the three areas of intentional API design: Frontend API Design, Backend API Design and API Design for non-functionals. We round off the talk with practical aspects, such as design style guides, and best practices for the design of synchronous and asynchronous APIs.