Designing an API contract is no easy task. From the API’s initial plan, which includes its strategic and functional objectives, generating an API contract takes priority.
Converting this plan into an actual human and machine readable API contract requires a lot of time and effort, especially given this will impact the future development and consumption of the API.
Good Developer Experience (DX) has started to play a big role as a differentiating factor for users choosing and adopting APIs, and good DX starts with having consistency in design.
But a consistent design isn’t just for improving the experience of users when consuming the API. It also ensures that your organization’s APIs are easier to maintain and manage now that a common standard has been established. It also allows teams to work better together around an accepted schema of API styles, allowing for faster development and reusability. [Read more…]