Web performance conference Velocity is two weeks away and ProgrammableWeb has a ticket to give away. We'll randomly choose a commenter on Friday, June 3, at noon Pacific. Simply answer the question: Why is performance important for APIs?
Clearly, some APIs pay close attention to speed metrics. Google is notorious for ensuring its end-user products are fast. We'd expect that the search giant is as careful with its 88 Google APIs.
Twitter runs everything off its API. Even the Twitter homepage is API-driven. So, naturally the team cares about performance. And they're doing something right, because the "fail whale" is no longer a daily occurrence for most of us.
Google, Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and many others will share their insights into optimizing services for this web of today and tomorrow. For a chance to join them at Velocity, add a comment with your thoughts about why performance is important for APIs.
Be sure to supply your email address (we'll keep it private) so we can let you know that you're the winner. You may also include your Twitter account in your comment, so we can share your thoughts with our followers.
Update: A winner has been randomly selected.