API Design Matters

A session at Rocky Mountain Ruby

Thursday 1st September, 2011

10:30am to 11:00am (MST)

The effects of API design will likely live with your project for a long time, often beyond your tenure with the project. Yet good API design is very rarely discussed and often leads developers to the conclusion that good APIs are something that "we know when we see them."

This talk will attempt to layout a set of fundamentals for good API design so that we can begin to really understand the difference between well-designed APIs and those that are mediocre. It will also explain about various trade-offs that are made when designing APIs and some of the pros and cons that come with each trade-off. Finally we'll take a look at some good APIs and bad APIs in Ruby.

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Comte Anthony Eden

Founder of DNSimple, vendor of duct tape, purveyor of UDP packets. bio from Twitter

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Rocky Mountain Ruby

United States United States, Boulder

31st August to 2nd September 2011

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Time 10:30am11:00am MST

Date Thu 1st September 2011

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