Developer portal design: increasing clarity and trust for a better developer experience

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Developer portal design: increasing clarity and trust for a better developer experience

October 1, 2019

UI design is a key component of a great developer portal. But what makes a great devportal design? How can you avoid obvious pitfalls? What are UI elements you could use to improve the developer experience (DX) of your devportal?

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DocOps: Content analytics and analysis

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DocOps: Content analytics and analysis

September 4, 2019

In the second part of our series, you will discover analytics and why it’s needed for Docs As Code. This post is focusing on the functional basis of Quality Assurance.

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Best New DX Innovation, Best Design, and Best Overall Developer Portal

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Best New DX Innovation, Best Design, and Best Overall Developer Portal

June 27, 2019

How can API portals enhance user experience in general, and pay special attention to developer experience? How can design elements support usability and content? What makes a devportal, in overall, stand out against competitors?

We highlight the criteria that we think define the categories Best New DX Innovation, Best Design, and Best Overall Developer Portal and we include examples taken from last year’s nominated devportals.

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Best Post-Integration & Maintenance Support, Best Policies & Terms of Use, Best Community Spotlight & Outreach

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Best Post-Integration & Maintenance Support, Best Policies & Terms of Use, Best Community Spotlight & Outreach

June 19, 2019

How can you make sure you guide your users towards the support resources they need? How can you prove that your portal and APIs are updated regularly and that everything works in the best way possible? How can you show that your portal is trustworthy? How can you enroll your users in a programme that will help your organization to gain visibility?

In this article we will focus on the categories Best Post-Integration & Maintenance Support, Best Policies & Terms of Use, and Best Community Spotlight & Outreach. Devportal Awards 2019 is open for nominations. We are looking forward to your thoughts on API developer portals!

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Best Onboarding & Best API Reference Documentation

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Best Onboarding & Best API Reference Documentation

June 6, 2019

How can you attract and convert new users through your developer portal? How can you make sure your customer developers can easily onboard and integrate with your APIs?

In this article we will focus on the categories Best Onboarding and Best API References Documentation. Devportal Awards 2019 is open for nominations. We are looking forward to your thoughts on API developer portals!

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Best API Business Model & Best Decision Maker Documentation

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Best API Business Model & Best Decision Maker Documentation

May 23, 2019

How can you convince future customers that your products and APIs provide the best solution for their needs? How can you address users that are interested in how to excel their business? In this article we will focus on the categories Best API Business Model and Best Decision Maker Documentation. Devportal Awards 2019 is open for nominations. We are looking forward to your thoughts on API developer portals!

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DocOps: Engineering Stunning (API) Documentation

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DocOps: Engineering Stunning (API) Documentation

May 23, 2019

In the first part of our new Docs As Code series, you will read about the philosophy behind the approach coupled with Quality Assurance, and how you can get started.

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Towards Inclusivity:  Best Accessible Devportal, Best International & Localized Devportal

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Towards Inclusivity: Best Accessible Devportal, Best International & Localized Devportal

May 16, 2019

When you pay attention to accessibility, internationalization & localization elements, the overall user experience will be better and your users will be more likely to engage with your devportal. Accessibility is not only for frontenders and visual designers, localization is not just about words. Inclusivity has to be embraced from the very beginning of your project. DevPortal Awards 2019 is open for nominations, with two new categories. We are looking forward to hearing what you think are the outstanding API developer portals and why you think so.

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Drupal 9: Automated Deprecated Code Removal - A Proof of Concept

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Drupal 9: Automated Deprecated Code Removal - A Proof of Concept

April 25, 2019

We would like to introduce a new tool called Rector that could speed up an upgrade process and can reduce upgrade costs. We run a proof of concept for the possible use cases in which Rector can be beneficial for Drupal developers - including but not limited to the automated update to Drupal 9.

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Inspire, Educate, & Authorize: Developer Portal User Engagement

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Inspire, Educate, & Authorize: Developer Portal User Engagement

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’ll 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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Analyzing the API docs and DX Patterns in the Best Media Developer Portals 2

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Analyzing the API docs and DX Patterns in the Best Media Developer Portals 2

March 7, 2019

After stock photo companies, video player software providers and audio distribution platforms this article will analyze developer portals in the journalism industry. We focused on two types of news organizations: the traditional ones that already existed before the digital era (such as TV channels, newspapers or radios) and those that were born web-based (and serve as online data providers). Our research revealed some of the differences in their approach to developer portals.

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User-focused Content Design for API Documentation

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User-focused Content Design for API Documentation

January 31, 2019

At APIdays Paris 2018, Ronnie Mitra gave an insightful talk on how to improve API documentation and learning experiences, for which he gathered inspiration from the Dreyfus model of skill acquisition.

In this post, we’ll dive a little deeper into the whole topic and illustrate Ronnie’s conclusions by giving an overview of content and DX elements we imagine would help developers along their learning journey.

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