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.
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|Stream||The Stream API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Stream with other applications and to create new applications. Some example API methods include adding and deleting...||Activity Streams||REST v1.0|
|GetStream.io||The GetStream.io API allows users to quickly build scalable news feeds. After creating a free account and receiving an API Key, users can create Flat, Aggregated, and Notification feeds as well as...||Activity Streams||REST v0.0|
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