Electro Monkeys Podcast - Le Design des APIs Web

By Stéphane Beuret & Arnaud Lauret, August 25, 2021

C’est avec un grand plaisir que j’ai répondu à l’invitation de Stéphane Beuret pour parler d’API (en français pour une fois) dans son podcast Electro Monkeys. On y parle de lavabo, de mon livre (The Design of Web APIs, en anglais lui) mais aussi et surtout de design d’API, de sécurité, cycle de vie et gestion des erreurs. Toutes ces choses auxquelles il faut penser pour faire de bonnes API Web.


Supercharge OpenAPI to efficiently describe APIs

By Arnaud Lauret, August 3, 2021

If you want to discover the OpenAPI Specification format, this video is for you! In my first ever (recorded) live coding session, given at the 2021 Manning API Conference, I demonstrate basic, advanced, and even hidden features that will help you to efficiently create complete, accurate, and maintainable API descriptions when designing documenting APIs.


Human Centered API Governance

By Arnaud Lauret, June 30, 2021
For many, governance is a scary word, but it’s up to us, API practitioners to make that change and make people love it. That could be done if we build a human centered and pragmatic API governance focusing more on helping and training people than controlling and coercing them

Generating OpenAPI Descriptions. When is it a good idea?

By Erik Wilde & Arnaud Lauret, June 1, 2021

As a follow up of my “6 reasons why generating OpenAPI sucks” post, I had the pleasure to talk about “is it a good idea to generate OpenAPI descriptions?” with Erik Wilde. In this discussion, we answer this questions at various stages of the API lifecycle: design time, code time, and runtime.


The Augmented API Design Reviewer

By Arnaud Lauret, December 13, 2020
API Design Reviews can be a total nightmare when it comes to check API Design Guidelines conformance. Hopefully, this can be automated using the OpenAPI Specification and Spectral, helping you to focus on real API design matters.

APIs You Won't Hate Podcast - The API Handyman Cometh

By Phil Sturgeon, Matt Trask & Arnaud Lauret, March 24, 2020

It was great to chat with Phil Sturgeon and Matt Trask on the APIs You Won’t Hate Podcast. We talked about API Design and Reviews, and we also talk about life in quarantine, as France completely shut down and how Phil made it back in time to England before the lock downs took place.


I'd Rather Be Writing Podcast - API Design and Usability

By Tom Johnson & Arnaud Lauret, December 7, 2019

I had the pleasure to chat with Tom Johnson for his I’d Rather Be Writing Podcast. We talked about my book, The Design of Web APIs, and specifically best practices for designing web APIs and focus on the roles technical writers can play.


API Design Reviewer's Starter Set

By Arnaud Lauret, November 13, 2019
Explore subterranean needs! Plunder hoards of inconsistency! Battle legendary design flaws! The API Design Reviewer’s Starter Set is your gateway to exhaustive and constructive API design reviews. It contains the essential rules of design reviews plus a few tips and trick that will be of great help on your perilous adventures in the API world.

The Design of Everyday APIs

By Arnaud Lauret, October 23, 2018
Well-designed APIs are a joy to use; poorly-designed APIs are cumbersome, confusing and frustrating, just like everyday things. During this session, I make a parallel between everyday things design and API design to expose simple but fundamentals design principles.

API Styleguide, the Lord of API Designs

By Arnaud Lauret, November 12, 2017

Join Frodo, Gollum and Gandalf on an epic API design adventure. In this session, based on my own experience defining and sharing API design common practices in my company and based on the API styles guides that I have collected on, we will discover why we desperately need API style guides and how they can or cannot help us create a smooth API surface for a company.

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