Software Development to API Development
03 Mar 2011
In the last 20 years we've seen the how the Internet has altered the role of the developer from a desktop software developer to aweb application
It started with web sites, the need for talented graphic designers who could also assemble some HTML to deliver static web sites.
With languages like VBScript
, and Coldfusion, websites began evolving into Web applications, requiring developers to master more dynamic Web programming lanugages.
Then smart phones began making the Internet mobile
and pushing developers to start programming for platforms like IPhone
The next phase: the API developer
Companies like Clearcode in the UK
are beginning to offer API design and development
services in order to meet the increasing demand for well-designed RESTful
A whole new generation of developers will evolve to support the growing API economy