Three Devs and a Maybe

Weekly(ish) podcast on all things software development.

API Ramblings with Phil Sturgeon

In this weeks show we are joined by Phil Sturgeon to discuss all things API development. We start off by mentioning Phil’s new job at WeWork, Startup life/culture and switching between different development philosophies. We move on to highlight how he got into API development, the reasons behind writing the book “Build APIs You Won’t Hate” and a future video-series he has in the pipeline. This leads on to discuss common misconceptions of REST and RPC, API tooling available and the different data-formats present. Finally, we mention the importance of good error-handling within an API (no 200 responses!) and some of the bad-stories he has heard/encountered on the topic.

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