Talk: Handy Tools for Designing Great Web APIs

API design is just as important as UI design but not everyone has the time or experience to focus on the best design for your API. But good design can reduce errors, improve uptake, and increase the success of your company's API programs in general.

In this session, we'll coever a set of handy tools you can use to help you create, digram, document, test, and mock up API designs quickly and easily. Tools covered will included Web Sequence Diagrams, ALPS, APIary Blueprint, Swagger, and others. We'll also demo a handful of custom command-line API design tools that work on Windows, Linux, and MacOS.

If you want to improve the success of your API program without having to spend lots of time and money on special training or staff, this session will help you get started quickly and learn basic design principles you can apply right away.