On API Design Guidelines 7

Posted by F 19/11/2006 at 22h31

Update: Good news! Jaroslav Toulash emailed me that he published a book on Practical API Design !!!


Looks like Brian McAllister may be preparing a talk on Designing Elegant APIs.

I've been very interested in good API design for a long time. But I could never find a single book on the subject. Many design and programming books provide good advice and guidelines that are essential for designing good APIs, but none of them tackles the matter directly.

I reviewed "Interface Oriented Programming" a few months back with disappointment. It may not be a bad book, but I felt it was quite basic and superficial. May be my expectations were too high, and too focused on API design.

Over time, I collected some links on the subject and shared some with Brian:

So, let's hope Brian gives his talk at a big conference, signs a contract with a big publisher and fills the void.

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  1. Brian 20/11/2006 at 14h54
    :-)
  2. Atlanta Data Center 09/10/2010 at 08h11
    I`m interested in this matter. Could you tell me where can I find more about API design?
  3. lista de emails 17/10/2010 at 19h58
    Atlanta Center, F published enough bout this here link, hugs ..
  4. lista de emails 17/10/2010 at 19h58
    Atlanta Center, F published enough bout this here link, hugs ..
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    Im using your api on one of my sites already ;)
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  7. Currency 23/11/2010 at 21h54
    Awesome work, thanks for the links. My my expectations is also high.