ProgrammableWeb’s Editor-in-chief David Berlind moderated a lively panel session at the recent DeveloperWeek conference in San Francisco.
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MuleSoft has launched a major upgrade to its Anypoint Platform for APIs, aimed at assisting businesses to take a design-first approach to their API strategy. The newest additions include Anypoint API Portal, Mule Studio with APIkit (an Eclipse-based GDE), and Anypoint API Manager.
According to the employment Web site Simply Hired, job advertisements for "developer evangelists" grew by 38% in 2013. The average salary for these new jobs was between $80K and $120K per year. With new vacancies from Twilio, Pebble, and HelloSign all being advertised this month, there is no end in sight for developers who want to combine marketing and business development skills with their programming expertise. ProgrammableWeb surveyed the career field and spoke with Context.io Developer Evangelist Tony Blank about what the job involves.
In Part 1 of our four-part look at the developer experience and business-to-developer (B2D) marketing strategies, we reviewed the toe-dipping exercise of gauging developer interest in an API and how to use a landing page signup to better define potential developer segments — or personas — who may need access to a business' data assets via an API. In Part 2, we look at how two web services businesses, Unbounce and Wordtracker, have managed a private beta release of their APIs.
API providers have shifted their strategies toward providing a strong developer experience from initial contact on. In this series, ProgrammableWeb looks at current practices.
Understanding cultural differences among developers emerged as a key issue to address when designing APIs, according to a panel at API Strategy and Practice in San Francisco.
Organizers and keynote presenters encouraged participants and speakers to share stories around API failures and to focus on error messaging when improving the developer experience, at the start of the 2-day API Strategy and Practice conference in San Francisco being held today and tomorrow.