This talk was presented at API The Docs Virtual 2020 event series on 8 April. We are glad to present the video recording, slide deck and talk summary below. Enjoy!
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“A brand is simply trust”, as Steve Jobs said it. Our APIs are the extension of our brand.
The goal of our API program should be to help our supply chains create the most interoperable building blocks for this brand:
In order to achieve this, supply chains have to be provided with a cohesive set of guiding principles.
Disintermediation is the removal of intermediaries from a supply chain to reduce liability and costs.
Who is in charge of consistency when designing APIs? Who is in charge of brand loyalty?
The decentralized approach to data architecture in disintermediated supply chains:
If no consistent set of data modules were applied across supply chains, app developers wind-up stuck in data silos with no way to scale-up.
The community approach to data architecture:
The standard approach to API documentation:
An API Design Guide:
If a consistent set of data models, rules, and policies were applied across our supply chains, app developers no longer need to write code for conversions or complex workarounds.