APIs from consumption to production

APIs from consumption to production

July 21, 2021

A study of APIs, API gateways, and DevPortals through the lens of social practice theory (tools, competence, and meaning). An API program can only be fulfilled when you engage people’s minds and create shared meaning within and outside your organization.

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Digital Accessibility for Developer Portals

Digital Accessibility for Developer Portals

July 8, 2021

Accessibility is a cornerstone of good web design, allowing people with disabilities to access information. It enhances UX, widens the reach of potential users, and strengthens brand loyalty. We answer why accessibility is important for DevPortals.

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Yorkshire Building Society Developer Portal

Yorkshire Building Society Developer Portal

December 1, 2020

Yorkshire Building Society’s API journey started in 2016 when the PSD2 regulation entered into force. After Apigee ended its hosting of Drupal 7 devportals, YBS implemented a core upgrade of its platform to Drupal 8, simplified its support model, and introduced an improved developer experience.

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3 Trends Driving Developer Portals

3 Trends Driving Developer Portals

November 26, 2020

We discuss the 3 strategic decision making dimensions that contribute to the maturity for a developer portal: Operational maturity, Developer eXperience, and Business alignment. In this article we identify how 3 current trends align with these dimensions.

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Maturity model for developer portals

Maturity model for developer portals

October 1, 2020

Introduction to a maturity model for developer portals. How do I know what to do to improve my devportal? How can I increase value, from the first MVP through to a mature developer portal? How do I do this when I don’t have a clear path to value for my company’s API program? 

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6 Types of Devportals

6 Types of Devportals

September 2, 2020

Are apps and integration portals also developer portals? In this article we illustrate the 6 types of devportals and how devportals are evolving to grant access to a broader range of specialized knowledge and tools to enable a wider range of users.

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The 4 Most Common API Developer Portal Mistakes

The 4 Most Common API Developer Portal Mistakes

April 2, 2020

The road to trouble is paved with good intentions. In this article we talk about how to navigate the available solutions for developer portals while keeping an eye out for signs that will lead to dead ends. We explain the four most common developer portal anti-patterns that lead to a failure of your API program based on disuse, distrust, and exponential challenge.

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Devportals & Digital Transformation

Devportals & Digital Transformation

December 19, 2019

When you create rules, procedures in an organization, that doesn't mean that people will actually follow those. People will use those rules and procedures as their environment inside of which they act. Whatever rule you set up, don't ever expect people to follow: you always have to look for the unintended consequences.

The goal of this article is to make you curious about:

  1. Systems thinking
  2. Complex Adaptive Systems
  3. The role of APIs in Digital Transformation
  4. The role of devportals in Digital Transformation
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Engage Users: Inspire, Educate, & Authorize

Engage Users: Inspire, Educate, & Authorize

March 27, 2019

Driving API adoption is crucial for a developer portal. How can you integrate all your users’ needs into your devportal? What are the jobs that a developer portal needs to fulfill? In this post, we explore how you can strengthen user engagement right from the very start of your API program regardless of whether you have a public-facing, partner or internal devportal.

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