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Wednesday, October 9 • 9:00am - 9:25am
PRO FEATURED SESSION (API): How to Craft APIs that Developers Love

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Designing APIs that will enable developers to be truly inventive and business to expand into new contexts and experiences is a technical challenge. This talk is on public API design and governance process. It is meant for technical people involved in creating interfaces that empower 3rd party developers. After dealing with legacy APIs for years, we went on a journey to revamp our API program. Challenges that we faced are typical for all public API providers. The audience will learn about the overall governance process with a focus on design, compliance with standards, relying on patterns and OpenAPI specification, and significance of accurate terminology and non-ambiguous use of nouns and verbs. Following consumer-centric approach, providing predictable and understandable names across capabilities, and trying not to reinvent the wheel on every new API is common to any API development. API standards and design process are true elements of success.

API World 2019 Speakers
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Tanya Vlahovic

Principal Software Architect, eBay
Tanya Vlahovic is a  lead architect for eBay public APIs. She is one of the key contributors to  revamping eBay's public API program and directly involved in all strategic  partner integrations. Tanya is focused on various aspects of API lifecycle:  design (including cross-cutting... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 9:00am - 9:25am PDT
API World -- Main Stage Theater