Paul Downey and David Heath discuss the UK Government Digital Service API Design Principles, the lessons learnt from building the GOV.UK publishing platform and transactional services on APIs, and how these design principles are now being applied to enable departments and agencies across government to transform transactions and services into becoming "digital by default".
David Heath is a developer at GOV.UK, where he uses Agile and user centered approaches to make government work better for British citizens. Paul Downey is a Technical Architect at Her Majesty's Government Digital Service, where he is helping build GOV.UK. Formerly he acted as BT's Chief Web Services Architect, served in W3C Advisory Committee, and was a founding member of Osmosoft.com.
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