Analyzing the API Docs and DX Patterns in the Best Banking Developer Portals

Developer Portals

Analyzing the API Docs and DX Patterns in the Best Banking Developer Portals

May 24, 2018

PSD2 and a swarm of Fintech guerilla competitors are shaking up the banking sector. A large number of financial institutions decided to embrace the change, and to execute an Open banking strategy. As a direct result, a lot of new APIs and developer portals for banking services are now available on the public web. From the numerous developer portals we found, we’ve selected some of the best portals that demonstrate the innovations and best practices to enhance developer experience in the banking context.

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Developer Portals: when Docs become DX

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Developer Portals: when Docs become DX

March 29, 2018

Developer portals play not only a technical role, they also play a somewhat obscure commercial role. We don't like to say that this is a commercial site, but actually it is also about promotion. You have to explain what you do – preferably not in a hard-core manipulative way. For that, you need more than reference docs. How to get started? What does that API do? A lot more than just the very technical aspects need to be explained.

A less well circulated purpose of developer portals is their being a trust signal. They engender trust by showing how much investment went into building that portal. They have to show that the API services documented on that portal will keep on existing and will get reliable support long term.

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What is the MVP for a Developer Portal?

Developer Portals

What is the MVP for a Developer Portal?

December 21, 2017

What information is absolutely essential on a developer portal? What kind of API documentation do you need? Is there a best practice that can be followed when launching a developer portal? We formulated 11 questions and built 3 mock sitemaps that demonstrate how portals can address the different stages of the developer journey.

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The Function of API Use Cases & Case Studies on Developer Portals

Developer Portals

The Function of API Use Cases & Case Studies on Developer Portals

October 25, 2017

Should use cases and case studies be part of your API documentation? They play two crucial roles on a developer portal: They act as social proof for your API product (sales function) and they can be an introduction to more specific, implementation scenario documentation types.
We explored these fringe documentation types, both on business sites and developer portals, of 18 API companies with different profiles.

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