How to Improve Developer Adoption and Onboarding

How to Improve Developer Adoption and Onboarding

November 11, 2020

How to win at developer adoption and onboarding with your developer portal? This article charts how the features available in the Zero Gravity developer portals benefit both the downstream (consumer) and upstream (creator) developer journey.

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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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Apigee Developer Portals in Drupal 8

Apigee Developer Portals in Drupal 8

August 12, 2020

What is the Apigee Edge Module and how is it related to Apigee Edge Integrated Portal or to Apigee Drupal KickStart? How do I get up and running with a devportal on Drupal 8? What is Drupal Core, Drupal Modules, or a Drupal distribution used for?

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Drupal 8 for Developer Portals

Drupal 8 for Developer Portals

December 5, 2019

Why choose Drupal 8 for your developer portal? In this article we outline the elements of why Drupal 8 is a good candidate for building your developer portal and why we use it as the base for our SaaS product.

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When to use a CMS for your Developer Portal

When to use a CMS for your Developer Portal

November 19, 2019

To choose a tool appropriate to your needs is to understand what functions it will serve. This article identifies the key reasons why you would choose a static site generator (SSG) or a content management system (CMS) for constructing your devportal.

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What is a Developer Portal?

What is a Developer Portal?

June 28, 2018

What Is a Developer Portal? A trust signal for your API. A self-service hub. A dashboard for your API products. A list of endpoints is not enough. We provide you with an infographic to help explain.

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Developer Portals: when Docs become DX

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?

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

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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