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When is Hypermedia and HATEOAS a Right Fit For Your API?
James Higginbotham

When is Hypermedia and HATEOAS a Right Fit For Your API?

When is Hypermedia and HATEOAS a Right Fit For Your API?

Hypermedia Previously, we discussed the value of offering events from your API that can extend the conversation you have with your consumers. Another consideration for extending your API conversation is to add hypermedia and HATEOAS… Read More

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5 Mistakes Your API Product Must Avoid
James Higginbotham

5 Mistakes Your API Product Must Avoid

5 Mistakes Your API Product Must Avoid

Many of my consulting engagements involve helping teams improve their API products. Over the last decade, I have seen some strategies work better than others. While not every product and circumstance is the same, there… Read More

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API Eventing Is The Next Big Opportunity For API Providers
James Higginbotham

API Eventing Is The Next Big Opportunity For API Providers

API Eventing Is The Next Big Opportunity For API Providers

For the last decade, modern web APIs have grown from solutions like Flickr, to robust platforms that generate new business models. Throughout this period of growth, most APIs have been limited to request-response over HTTP. Read More

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When and How Do You Version Your API?
James Higginbotham

When and How Do You Version Your API?

When and How Do You Version Your API?

One of the most frequent questions I receive during API training and coaching engagements involves versioning. When to version. How to version. Whether to version at all. While not all APIs are exactly the same,… Read More

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