There was a time when good API design was thought of as a “nice to have” for API teams. But in today’s modern API economy — where API adoption is a driving force for business strategies, and API usability is empowering organizations to move from monolithic to microservice architecture — good design has never been more important.
Why API design matters
API design means providing an effective interface that helps your API’s consumers (internal and external) better understand, use, and integrate with them while helping you maintain it effectively.
Today, APIs are the standard form of communication between services. But as more and more services emerge, the complexity of maintaining your APIs increases.
It has never been more important to make sure your APIs are consistent, and compliant with your organizational design standards to give consumers a great experience integrating with them.
Learn how to scale your API design process
On May 9, the SwaggerHub team is hosting a free API design training: Scaling Your API Design: How to Improve Usability and Maximize Developer Productivity When Designing APIs. In this webinar, we will discuss what it means to have effective API design, and address some of the biggest challenges we hear from API teams when it comes to maintaining API design standards.
We will look at the impact of microservice adoption on API design, and how you can better standardize your API design with Swagger and SwaggerHub.
-The importance of API design
-Objectives of good API design
-The role of the Swagger (OpenAPI) specification in designing RESTful APIs
-Scaling your design process across multiple teams in SwaggerHub
-How to secure your design workflow with SwaggerHub’s advanced design features: domains, style validator, and more.
The SwaggerHub team is offering two sessions of the webinar on May 9 at 10am & 2pm ET.