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The Cloudcast #153 - Building Better APIs for Business Success

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Date: July 10, 2014

By: Aaron Delp and Brian Gracely

Description: Aaron and Brian talk with James Higginbotham (@launchany; Founder, Author, Developer) building better APIs, helping companies understand the need for public and private APIs, how to enable SaaS applications and why companies might consider an Interim CTO. Music Credit: Nine Inch Nails (www.nin.com)

LaunchAny Homepage - http://launchany.com/

Topic 1 - You’re helping customer build SaaS platforms, create APIs and other things to help create better applications. What’s your background and how did you evolve to this focus area?

Topic 2 - Your most recent book is called “A Practical Approach to APIs”, focused on REST API design. What does developers (or operators) really need to understand and what are the most common mistakes they make?

Topic 3 - When building APIs, what are the typical rules of thumb for languages and libraries. Do people typically need samples, or what tends to make them most successful?

Topic 4 - You’re involved with launching SaaS applications for your clients. Are you see these mostly being built from scratch, or companies evolving packaged software to new delivery models.

Topic 5 - What are you seeing as the big trends, or common requests as people build more modern applications for web or mobile?

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