The API product management newsletter #001 – 25 April 2023

Welcome to the first ever edition of the API product management newsletter, dedicated to helping product managers drive more business value from their APIs and API products.

Sign up for our twice-monthly round-up of some of the best content on API product management. Hot topics include: developer portals, API versioning, monetisation (direct and indirect), marketing your API, API analytics and integrations.

Whatever stage of the journey you’re at, if you know the importance of APIs in your product strategy, we guarantee there’ll be something for you here.

We only include:

  • The top 3 most useful resources we’ve come across in the last two weeks.
  • What we find personally useful, and digestible, as product and product marketing managers
  • Educational content (whether an article, whitepaper or event). No product pitches – that includes yours truly.

💡The good stuff: This week’s API product management links:


What’s the difference between an API product manager and a Product Manager?

Abhijit Dey on how the API product manager’s role differs from a broader product manager. Great overview of some of the skillsets needed to help your API programme or product really sing.

Low-Code/No-Code and APIs: Make the most out of your API Landscape

Erik Wilde’s YouTube channel is full of gems and this interview with Shubham Sharma is no different. When combined with APIs low-code + no-code tools can accelerate your plans, especially for less technical product managers. This video provides a nice overview of the two big classes of tools out there, along with some examples.

WTF is API product management?

We love a provocative title at Tyk but the article has to deliver too! Luckily, this one from Mike Amundsen does indeed, providing a great primer of the seven key aspects of successful API product management.


♟️ Looking to make a move? Current API product management vacancies:


Senior Product Manager – Platform API – (4 roles across USA)

Senior Product Operations Manager, API – Deel (Remote)

That’s it for this time. If you found this useful, please consider sharing with someone else who may benefit from it!


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