API Model Canvas for successful API strategies and programs

API Model Canvas for successful API strategies and programs

Manfred (@ManfredBo) presented the API Model Canvas at the APIStrat conference on November 20, 2015, in Austin. The API Model Canvas is intended to be  used to create and run successful API strategies and programs in a sustainable way.

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These are the slides of my talk at APIStrat Austin about the strategies for APIs and the API Model Canvas tool for creating and running API programs. The implementation is still work in progress and will be open-sourced in Q1/2016.

Pre-AWS Summit API Talks: Microservices (API Meetup Barcelona)

Pre-AWS Summit API Talks: Microservices (API Meetup Barcelona)


API Meetup Barcelona: Pre-AWS Summit API Talks

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015, 7:00 PM

3scale Office Spain
C/Napoles 187 / 7th floor, 08013 Barcelona, ES

78 API Enthusiasts Attending

Hi there!
We are happy to announce the program and speakers of our next API Meetup Barcelona on November 4th. The theme of this meetup is:
Microservices and API Management
The meetup also serves as a warm-up party for the AWS Summit Barcelona, which will happen on the next day, November 5th in Montjuïc, and expecting 1000+ attendees.
Thanks to our …

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API Meetup Barcelona on November 4th, just the night before the AWS Summit about “Microservices and API Management.”
The meetup also serves as the warm-up party for the AWS Summit.

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3scale hosts the Pre-AWS Summit API talks about Microservices on Nov.4th in Barcelona.

The API Owner’s Manual: Best Practices of Successful API Teams [ebook]

The API Owner’s Manual: Best Practices of Successful API Teams [ebook]

Steve Willmott (CEO of 3scale.net) and I just finished the new API Owner’s Manual ebook. APIs (application programming interfaces) and API Management are becoming more and more crucial components in digital transformation or strategy. … 

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I wrote the ebook together with Steve Willmott and I am very proud to now release it publicly.

With this ebook we take a slightly different approach and want to provide best practices about what makes an API really successful on the long run: the API program around the actual technical interface.


We cover seven best practices which proved to be essential for successful API programs:

  1. Focus relentlessly on the value of the API 
  2. Make the business model clear from the beginning
  3. Design and implement with the user in mind
  4. Place API operations at the top of the list 
  5. Obsess about developer experience (DX)
  6. Go beyond marketing 101
  7. Remember API retirement and change management


How to design a REST API

How to design a REST API

As soon as we start working on an API, design issues arise. A robust and strong design is a key factor for API success. A poorly designed API will indeed lead to misuse or – even worse – no use at all by its intended clients: application developers.

Creating and providing a state of the art API requires taking into account:

RESTful API principles as described in the literature (Roy Fielding, Leonard Richardson, Martin Fowler, HTTP specification…)
The API practices of the Web Giants…

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A practical guide about how to design a REST API with loads of links to further useful resources.