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Why Developers Hate Your API

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If you are building APIs, you need to understand the ground rules to gain traction with your user/developer community. IBM API Program Director Andy Thurai (@AndyThurai) and Programmable Web/ API Science founder John Musser (@JohnMusser) discuss the following topics in this podcast:

  • APIs and Science behind it.
  • KPIs for APIs – What to really measure for your APIs?
  • What is the most common measured public API metric for over 10,000 APIs.
  • Is the call volume the right thing to measure for APIs?
  • Do you know what an API Vanity metric is?
  • Who is your API audience? What is the purpose of your APIs?
  • API developer funnel concept
  • Do you know what API Devx means?
  • Why is Twilio so successful?
  • Do you know what a TTFHW for an API is?
  • The most boneheaded move (or the classic mistake) that most API providers do without knowing it?
  • Do you understand the concept of true API self-service mechanism?

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