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Doing The Hard Work To Define APIs

Two years later, I am still working to define the API driven marketplace that is my digital self. Understanding how I generate revenue from my brand (vomits in mouth a little bit), but also fight off the surveillance capitalists from mining and extrac…

There Is No Single Right Way To Do APIs

My time working in the API sector has been filled with a lot of lessons. I researched hard, paid attention, and found a number of surprising realities emerge across the API landscape. The majority of surprises have been in the shadows caused by my com…

API Definitions Are Important

I found myself scrolling down the home page of API Evangelist and thinking about what topic(s) I thought were still the most relevant in my mind after not writing about APIs for the last six months. Hands down it is API definitions. These machine and …

API Evangelist Is Open For Business

After six months of silence I’ve decided to fire API Evangelist back up again. I finally reached a place where I feel like I can separate out the things that caused me to step back in the first place. Mostly, I have a paycheck now, some health insuran…

Stepping Back From API Evangelist

After eight years of storytelling I have decided to step back from API Evangelist. There just aren’t enough nutrients in the work to sustain me financially, ethically, or creatively. It has been a fun and interesting ride since I kicked off this crazy…

The API Journey

I’ve been researching the API space full time for the last eight years, and over that time I have developed a pretty robust view of what the API landscape looks like. You can find almost 100 stops along what I consider to be the API lifecycle on the h…