{"API Evangelist"}

Welcome to API Evangelist. My name is Kin Lane, and this is my domain, dedicated understanding the world of APIs. My blog used to be 100% about getting people up to speed on the space, that may not have experience with APIs, but in the last year, I’m spending as much time helping define part of the future of the space as well.

My goal is to keep my home page of the site, the easy access to my entire network. You can read my blog, and look at my research page, but I will try to link as much of the API Evangelist network of sites together as I can, here on the home page. So if you ever get lost, just come back to the home page, and you can venture out again from there. There should be something for everyone, from the API newbie, to the API expert.

(start your API journey here)

Provide APIs (101)

Design {"101"} {"Research"}
Deployment {"101"} {"Research"}
Management {"101"} {"Research"}
Security {"101"} {"Research"}
Monetization {"101"} {"Research"}
Discovery {"101"} {"Research"}
Evangelism {"101"} {"Research"}
Embeddable {"101"} {"Research"}
Scraping {"101"} {"Research"}

Consume APIs (101)

Discovery {"101"} {"Research"}
Authentication {"101"} {"Research"}
Integration {"101"} {"Research"}
Embeddable {"101"} {"Research"}

Trends

Aggregation {"101"} {"Research"}
Reciprocity {"101"} {"Research"}
Real-Time {"101"} {"Research"}
Single Page Apps (SPA) {"101"} {"Research"}
Voice {"101"} {"Research"}
Hypermedia {"101"} {"Research"}
Containers {"101"} {"Research"}
Spreadsheets {"101"} {"Research"}

Priorities

Federal Government {"101"} {"Research"}
City Government {"101"} {"Research"}
Universities {"101"} {"Research"}

Verticals

News {"101"} {"Research"}
Email {"101"} {"Research"}
SMS {"101"} {"Research"}
MMS {"101"} {"Research"}
Images {"101"} {"Research"}
Video {"101"} {"Research"}
Payments {"101"} {"Research"}

Politics of APIs

Terms of Services (TOS) {"101"} {"Research"}
Patents {"101"} {"Research"}

APIs Deliver Resources To Multiple Channels

More of our personal and business lives are being moved online, from our social networks, to online banking, and much more. APIs are the pipes that leading companies are using to deliver resources to multiple channels, with a focus on three main areas:

We are still understanding how web APis are the preferred method for delivering content, data, and other resources for mobile developers, as we rush into applying the same approach to delivering, gathering, and aggregating resources in the Internet of things (Iot)—only time will tell if web APis, will meet the needs of Internet connected devices, as they have for web and mobile development.

As with everything on my site, this API 101 material is a work in progress, and as each section becomes available I will link to it from here. My goal is to provide enough overview of the entire space, that anyone can get up to speed in 60 minutes or less, in very bite size chunks.

Let me know if there is something you'd like to see here, and would help you better understand the world of APIs.