Podcast 313: What Makes For A Great API?

- Ben Popper tl;dr: "This week with chat with Matt Biilmann, CEO of Netlify, who has been building developer tools, content management systems, and web infrastructure for more than 30 years and is recognized for coining the term “Jamstack.” He opens up about what, in his opinion, makes a great API."

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API Pagination Design

- Alexander Solovyov tl;dr: The common way to paginate in APIs - offset or page number - tends to lead to a "suboptimal" SQL query, requiring databases to find, count and throw away rows. Alexander shows us a better way, using cursor.

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10 Lesser-known Web APIs You May Want To Use

- Tapas Adhikary tl;dr: "In this article, I am going to talk about 10 more web APIs that are not so popular."

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How Should We Build The APIs Of Tomorrow?

- Tomer Elmalem tl;dr: "The global shift in internet traffic, plus the realities of the laws of physics, will start to challenge how we build APIs." Tomer ponders on what the future holds for API architecture.

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- Jakub Roztocil tl;dr: "A user-friendly command-line HTTP client for the API era. It comes with JSON support, syntax highlighting, persistent sessions, wget-like downloads, plugins, and more."

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Best Practices For Managing And Storing Secrets Including API Keys And Other Credentials

- Mackenzie Jackson tl;dr: "Secrets management doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all approach so this list considers multiple perspectives so you can be informed in deciding to, or not to, implement strategies."

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The Only Type of API Services I'll Use

- Randall Degges tl;dr: Three pricing models are discussed - usage based, bucket based and enterprise. Randall strongly advocates for the first as "it heavily incentivizes both the customer and the service provider to act in everyone’s best interest."

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Why API Responses Should Be Signed

- Terence Eden tl;dr: In an era of misinformation, Terence calls for APIs to be signed, and runs through why and conceptually how to implement this. 

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The UX of APIs

- Linda Christin Halvorsen tl;dr: As soon as users were interviewed, it dawned on Linda that APIs were very much a viewed as a product provided by her company but not internally managed like one. She highlights the re-organization that was required to rectify this. 

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