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A Brief, Opinionated History of the API
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| by Joshua Bloch Follow 10 Followers on Aug 08, 2018 |
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Summary
Joshua Bloch discusses the history of APIs and looks at a few prominent examples with an eye to distilling their essence. He concludes with a brief discussion of the current legal status of APIs, and what it means for software professionals.

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Bio

Joshua Bloch is the author of Effective Java and coauthor of Java Puzzlers and Java Concurrency in Practice. He was formerly the chief Java architect at Google, a distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems. He led the design and implementation of numerous Java platform features, including the Java 5 language enhancements and the Java Collections Framework.

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