07 - 09 November 2018

M Shed, Bristol

Session type:
Case Study

Session duration:
45 minutes

Presented by:

Gary Fleming

Emphasis Parenthesis Ltd

About this Case Study

"APIs are hard. They are pretty much ship now, regret later." - Chet Haase.

What do Greek philosophy, early video games and Japanese bullet trains tell us about how we should design our APIs?

Writing any old API is easy. Writing an API that can evolve to meet your needs over the coming months, years, and even decades; now that's hard. We'll look at some common practices and try to see where they go wrong, some misunderstood techniques and how to use them better - and some less common practices that might be useful.

Let me give you some good advice that'll help you evolve your APIs, and some big ideas that might provoke some interesting thoughts.

About the Speaker

As an agile coach focusing on technical practices and software crafting, Gary Fleming tries to help teams fill the gaps they have when it's time to do the work. Sometimes that means helping development teams better their testing practices, increasing their communication, or learning how to do reliable, well-structured, well-tested, continuous delivery many times per day.


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