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Talking APIs with ProgrammableWeb Founder: John Musser

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Talking APIs with ProgrammableWeb Founder: John Musser

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Last week, I was out in San Francisco for VentureBeat’s  CloudBeat conference.  One of the panels I sat in on was “API’s: The Key that Unlocks the Cloud.”  After it ended, I grabbed some time with panelist John Musser, founder of the web’s API directory: ProgrammableWeb.  John shared his views on APIs past, present and future.

Take a listen.

Some of the ground John covers:

  • What is ProgrammableWeb, and how did John get into the world of APIs?
  • How would John describe the modern API, and how is it different from integration technology of the past?
  • What makes a good API, and how do you make sure it flourishes? (Time to first “Hello world”)
  • Which companies are leading the pack in APIs (spoiler alert: Twilio and Stripe)?
  • What does the future of APIs hold?
  • What’s John’s new gig, “API Science” about?

But wait, there’s more…

Stay tuned for the next week or so as I roll out the rest of the interviews I conducted at CloudBeat.  On deck are Linkedin’s use of Dell Boomi and Salesforce, Luke Kanies – Puppet CEO,  Joe Arnold – CEO of SwiftStack and Anand Iyengar – Founder of CloudVelocity.

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