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Business of APIs
 
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Kin Lane
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Business of APIs

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Excerpt from the back cover: "This book serves to help people understand what APIs are, who uses them, and the different types of APIs that are available. As the title suggests, this is a business-oriented book. Nonetheless it does seek to educate users about what types of technologies go into popular Web APIs. The book also surveys the history of modern Web APIs and ...more
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Published May 2011
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Chris Herdt
Jul 24, 2013 Chris Herdt rated it it was ok
This short book/pamphlet covers business reasons for building a web-based API and some of the things that can help or hinder a web-based API's adoption (e.g. documentation, fostering developer community, etc.). It is not a technical book and because of the length, lacks specifics.
Justin Grevich
Jul 28, 2013 Justin Grevich rated it really liked it
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A very nice discussion of APIs and how to apply the technology to your current business. Great for those looking for a high level overview of the subject. It provides tips for what makes a successful API and advice on how to avoid common stumbling blocks.
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