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September 24 - 26, 2018
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Tuesday, September 25 • 3:40pm - 4:00pm
The Design of Everyday APIs - Arnaud Lauret, API Handyman/Natixis

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Well-designed APIs are a joy to use; poorly-designed APIs are cumbersome, confusing and frustrating, just like everyday things. During this session Arnaud Lauret, the API Handyman, will make a parallel between everyday things design and API design to expose simple but fundamentals design principles.
Is using knobs is better than using buttons? API design is more than REST vs GraphQL vs gRPC vs whatever existing or yet to come API style. Great design can be achieved using any type of API. Would you buy a Kitchen Radar 3000? Are you able to use any washing machine instantly without reading user manual? Did you know that your brand new smartphone cannot be used if the weather is too cold? Like everyday things, APIs must have a clear purpose, must be used easily by anyone and are constrained by their environment.

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Arnaud Lauret

OpenAPI Tech Lead, Postman
The API Handyman. Author of The Design of Web APIs. Working on API Design, API Governance and the OpenAPI Specification.

Tuesday September 25, 2018 3:40pm - 4:00pm CDT
Davidson Ballroom C
  Design of APIs
  • Skill Level Any