Google recently announced a feature update to its Google Cloud Storage documentation; placeholder variables that can be replaced within the code samples. This new feature lets a developer use custom variables within a code sample making for a more relevant and understandable documentation.
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Editor's Choice Api Articles
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One proven method of engaging with decision makers who visit your portal is to show example use cases that address how your APIs can solve a developer's specific problems. This article looks at how Western Union leverages use cases to improve the DX for visitors to its API portal.
As part of our ongoing series on best in class API portals, this article looks at Stripe, a payments technology provider, and the features that make its API reference stand out. Stripe gets the basics right, but also adds lots of little details that go a long way towards creating a great DX.
Good API portals meet developers where they are in terms of technology and language choice by offering SDKs and sample code in languages that are appropriate for developers. This article looks at TomTom’s developer portal that treats its SDKs as a first-class citizen on par with their API offerings.
This article looks at Twilio, a communications platform provider that enables phones, VoIP, and messaging to be embedded into Web, desktop, and mobile software. Twilio’s developer portal does a fantastic job with its case studies that help educate visitors who are still in a decision-making mode.
Stream’s API portal has nailed the critical part of the DX called Time to Hello API. The getting started guide helps users onboard with minimal friction and lets them see how the API works under several use cases, all within five minutes. This helped Stream earn an Editor's Choice Award for DX.
A bot-driven Learning Lab that helps developers to get up and running very quickly with Github's API was among the unique features and other well-executed aspects of the company's API developer portal that helped it to earn ProgrammableWeb's first Editor's Choice Award for Developer Experience.
One of the hottest topics among API providers has to do with how to best engage developers through a developer portal. In this special report, ProgrammableWeb has compiled a comprehensive list of features (based on real world examples) that all developer portals should aspire to.