When it comes to web APIs, we tend to forget that we consume various APIs (other people’s code) every day in the form of SDKs, libraries, development tools, etc. The same design principles that make the high-quality non-web APIs we consume easy to work with can be applied to the web APIs we build.

In this session we’ll explore what attributes are common to the tools, SDKs, libraries – the other APIs – we use on a daily basis, and how we can apply them to the web APIs we’re building.


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A good high-level overview of API design. Somewhat agnostic of the PHP language.

So begins the talk drilling the importance of consistency... which I could do better. So, takeaways already. The reminder regarding accessible documentation is also important. So yeah, good introduction, high level, the talk set the stage for the day quite well.