Your API Consumers Aren’t Who You Think They Are

Traditionally, you’d expect most inquiries about APIs to be very technical: How can I upload bulk attachments with multipart POST bodies? Increasingly, questions are becoming more like amateur Stack Overflow questions: How do I hook the Microsoft Access into the REST?

The users behind such questions aren’t tech-illiterate, they simply have no idea how to code and aren’t familiar with the lingo. They don’t really know where to start, but they want to know about your API.

This is awesome.

Contains a few practical tips on how to lower the barrier to consuming your API.

Your API Consumers Aren’t Who You Think They Are →

(via Johan)

Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a frontend web developer from Belgium, working as a Chrome Developer Relations Engineer at Google. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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