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The API Handyman Cometh

Last Tuesday at 11:00 PM0:49
Phil and Matt, both in a loose definition of isolation, find time to talk to Arnaud Lauret (https://twitter.com/apihandyman) and talk about API Design and Review. We discuss why you should spend time designing and reviewing your API and the process of reviewing API Designs before the code is written. We also ask Arnaud what he looks for while reviewing, the tools he uses to review API design docs and then Phil starts dreaming up what the ideal API Review tooling looks like.

We also talk about life in quarantine, as France completely shut down and how Phil made it back in time to England before the lock downs took place.

Links:

https://stoplight.io - Thank you so much for sponsoring us!
https://twitter.com/apihandyman - Arnaud's Twitter
https://bit.ly/designwebapis - The Design of Web APIs by Arnaud Lauret
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Design_of_Everyday_Things - The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman
http://apihandyman.io/ - Arnaud's blog
http://apistylebook.com/ - API Stylebook, a collection of API style guides

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200 OK Boomer

02/14/20200:49
Phil, Mike and Matt talk about Matt's adventures with APIs returning 200 OK while having an error message in the body, causing extra work and frustration. We look at why this is a common thing in API development and what we can do to help people utilize the codes that are there instead of relying on 200 OK.

Mike brings up Microsoft and what they are doing with their push to not only go Carbon Neutral but also Carbon Negative to make up for their past. We wonder what that will look like, and also bring up what an individual person with a developers salary can do to start helping out more since we (developers) can generally afford it over a lot of other people.

Keeping on the environment, we also take look at some things a developer can do with code to help the environment, particularly around caching and responses.

Huge thank you to Stoplight.io for sponsoring our podcast! Check them out if you are doing any kind of API development, the tools that the Stoplight developers create kick ass. 

Cheers!

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Ask Us Anything!

01/29/20200:41
A while ago, we put out a call to Twitter to invite listeners to send us their questions and we would answer them. We received 4 really good questions, covering topics like supporting content negotiation, how to craft and and define an SLA for your API, why companies seem to disregard standards when it comes to their API SDKs and should you version hypermedia.

Huge thank you to our sponsor Stoplight.io for helping make this possible. 

Matt, Mike and Phil. 

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GraphQL Monitoring and how to travel via Train

09/25/20190:45

This episode is brought to you by Stoplight.io (https://stoplight.io)! Check out Studio today if you are creating an API with the OpenAPI Specification.


In this episode, Phil talks about how his trip across the United States via train went. We also talk about how to monitor APIs and what is the best APM solution for monitoring GraphQL endpoints. We also talk about the progress being made by the Stoplight team with both their tooling around Async APIs and also work being done on Studio. 


Links:


Article: GraphQL Performance Monitoring Is Hard

Why GraphQL Performance Monitoring is hard


Phil's repo of companies working to help save the earth

Awesome Earth

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New OSS Open API Tooling Abound!

08/12/20190:36
Last time on APIs You Won't Hate, we laid the ground work for this podcast. This time (after a failed attempt when Phil didn't press record) Mike, Phil, and Matt talk about whats new with Stoplight, how front end developers like Mike can use the Stoplight suite of OSS products to make Front End Development better, and where they are with the books!
Sponsors

Huge thanks to Stoplight for sponsoring this episode! If you are looking to make your API workflow better, check them out for tools ranging from API description linting with Spectral, to API mocking with Prism, and the freshly released, free, OpenAPI-based visual editor Stoplight Studio!

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APIs and Bikes Go Together Great

06/23/20190:33
Welcome to our new podcast! Phil Sturgeon (@philsturgeon), Mike Bifulco (@irreverentmike) and Matt Trask (@matthewtrask) get started with the first episode where we talk about bikes, APIs and our goal for the podcast. We break down Phil's adventures in Europe, how his new books are going with the help of Mike, and some other nonsense. 


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