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Dr Jekyll and Mr API Handyman

By Arnaud Lauret, December 23, 2016

ICYMI, I’ve just switched from a self hosted Wordpress to a Jekyll static website hosted on Github. The code is available in the apihandyman.io repository. If you’re looking for information and tips about how to enable pagination on categories pages and have infinite scroll with Jekyll or how to to deploy a Jekyll website using custom plugins on Github Pages, you should take a look at it.

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Read Evolving a Company’s IS in the Lego Computing Age on Nordic APIs blog

By Arnaud Lauret, December 6, 2016

If you wonder how to evolve a company’s IS in the lego computing age, read my post on Nordic APIs blog.

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OpenAPI Trek Series - Part 3

OpenAPI Trek Beyond API Documentation

By Arnaud Lauret, November 28, 2016
OpenAPI offers many possibilities that span the full API lifecycle, yet it is seen purely as a solution for generating API documentation. This session will tell the story of AXA Banque's evolution from .doc and .pdf API documentation to the extensive use of OpenAPI Specification (formerly Swagger). Throughout the journey, we will identify the many advantages of API definition languages beyond simply generating API documentation, including design, testing, documentation continuous delivery, code generation, mocking, and prototyping new ideas.
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Developing an API Strategy for 2017 (API Strat Boston 2016)

By Arnaud Lauret, November 23, 2016

Shortly before API Strat, I have participated to an API experts panel on Developing an API Strategy for 2017 organized by Smartbear with Laura Heritage, Matt Bernier, Ole Lensmar and Tony Tam hosted by John Purcell.

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People First: A not so gonzo API Strat Boston 2016 coverage

By Arnaud Lauret, November 19, 2016

The last API Strat 2016 day, after the last talk, a man living in kentucky asked me something like What is the one thing you will remember about this conference?. I answered something like People First.

People First. This is definitely what sticks in my mind after this conference.

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OpenAPI Trek Series - Part 2

OpenAPI Trek Into Fastness

By Arnaud Lauret, November 19, 2016
Often reduced to Swagger UI and seen purely as a solution for generating API documentation, the OpenAPI (fka. Swagger) Specification format offers many possibilities that span the full API lifecycle. In this session we will identify some of the many advantages of this API definition from design to production, including topics such as design, mock, development, test, documentation continuous delivery, securely evolve an existing API. All this contributing in accelerating and securing API's lifecycle.
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API Style Guides Fireside Chat with Ronnie Mitra (API Days London 2016)

By Arnaud Lauret, November 17, 2016

API Days London 2016, take 2! I was very happy when Ronnie Mitra (@mitraman) from the API Academy invited me to do a fireside chat on API Style Guides at API Days London.

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OpenAPI Trek Series - Part 1

OpenAPI Trek

By Arnaud Lauret, November 10, 2016
For many still known as Swagger, the OpenAPI specification is often reduce to auto-generated API documentation. But the OpenAPI specification universe is boundless. Design, mock, development, test, documentation continuous delivery, governance, deployment... there are countless possibilities that span the full API lifecycle. Let's board the starship OpenAPI to explore unexpected use cases, to seek out new usage and new ideas, to boldly go where almost no one has gone before.
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HTTP Status Trek (REST Fest 2016)

By Arnaud Lauret, October 1, 2016

I had the luck to go back to REST Fest, this second time was as awesome as last one. Here’s the video and slides of my 5 in 5 about HTTP Status Codes.

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