The Business Value of API-First Design
The article provides an API-101 definition, claiming many people misuse the term “API-first”. Benefits outlined include a faster time to market, improved customer experience, more adaptable and innovative products. The article mentions Walgreens, Stripe, Plaid, Segment, Twilio, GroupMe, Lyft, Shopify as API-first examples.
Why it’s relevant to Nextspace
The article is of benefit to Nextspace Partners as a good way to explain the benefit of Nextspace’s API-first approach.
It provides explanations you can use in presentations such as:
An API acts as a mediator or translator between two parties, passing requests and responses back and forth while exposing only the code necessary to complete the transaction.
API-first architecture is an approach to software design that creates ecosystems of applications that are modular, reusable, and extensible, like Lego blocks.
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