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IO State in API Architecture

Posted by Owen Rubel  on  Jan 09, 2016 1

Owen Rubel talks about IO state that can be shared, cached, synced and reloaded on the fly for all architectural instances without having to restart any instance.


ASB's API journey

Posted by Marc Danneels  on  Jan 04, 2016

Marc Danneels tells a story on how ASB started using APIs and the lessons learned along the way, covering ASB’s plans to continue extending the API environment externally.


The Role of APIs in Postal Business Model Innovation

Posted by Joe Brophy  on  Dec 24, 2015

Joe Brophy discusses the journey of NZ Posts digital team from inception to maturity, the new way of working that has developed, combining Design Thinking and Lean Start-up and the role of APIs.


Design-first APIs in Practice

Posted by Jason Harmon  on  Dec 16, 2015

Jason Harmon discusses using API specification formats to drive the development process, focusing on parallelizing work, improving feedback loops, and delivering high quality API products.


Four Lessons from 10+ Years of APIs

Posted by Adam Duvander  on  Dec 10, 2015

Adam Duvander shares 4 API lessons: outsourcing development, possible regrets on making an API public, not all need your API, and an API can provide more opportunities that one can build.


Moving Beyond the Monolith

Posted by David Harrison  on  Oct 03, 2015

David Harrison presents the API and culture journey at


REST for an Hour

Posted by Lyndsey Padget  on  Sep 26, 2015

Lyndsey Padget introduces the basic principles of RESTful APIs, terminology, design patterns, data, pitfalls, best practices, and others.


Practical Insights when Designing an API from Scratch

Posted by Paul Glavich  on  Aug 07, 2015

Paul Glavich discusses design decisions to be made when building a new API regarding versioning, hypermedia usage, authentication and other aspects.


API Design Methodology

Posted by Mike Amundsen  on  Jul 29, 2015 2

Mike Amundsen describes a methodology for designing Web APIs (based on the book "RESTful Web APIs") that allows to map key aspects of a business into a usable, scalable, and flexible interface.


Hack Your API First

Posted by Troy Hunt  on  Jul 23, 2015

Troy Hunt explain how to discover the vulnerabilities of one’s own APIs, identifying common security anti-patterns.


The Programmable World with APIs & Containers

Posted by Kin Lane  on  Jul 10, 2015

Kin Lane discusses the opportunities of deploying high value, re-mixable APIs, using Docker.


The Road to JSON API 1.0

Posted by Steve Klabnik  on  Jul 05, 2015

Steve Klabnik discusses how the JSON API ( helps building APIs in JSON, and the process of bringing the standard to the 1.0 release.

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