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The Cloudcast #153 - Building Better APIs for Business Success

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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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