When it comes to API design and the Swagger (OpenAPI) Specification, there are few people that have the level of passion as Arnaud Lauret, best known as the API Handyman (@apihandyman).
Arnaud has worked in IT banking for almost 13 years — as both a programmer and project manager — and today, works on API projects and governance as IT architect at AXA Banque.
In September, Arnaud released the API Stylebook, which aims to help API designers solve API design challenges and build API design guidelines by providing quick and easy access to selected and categorized resources. Arnaud is the also the creator of a 10-part Swagger tutorial on writing the OpenAPI specification. His tutorial is a valuable resource for anyone that’s getting started with the Swagger open source tools, or SwaggerHub.
Earlier this month, we had the privilege to welcome Arnaud for our API Expert Panel: Developing an API Strategy for 2017 at SmartBear HQ.
Prior to the panel, we sat down with Arnaud to learn more about his experience of getting started with Swagger, and common traits of good API design. [Read more…]