As I continue the development of my platform project, I came across this interesting article entitled ‘What you should know about API-centric web development‘. The author talks about APIs and how they should form the foundation of any web programming. As a technology business owner, what tends to interest me is cost and quality. And on offer here is something that has plagued me with many smaller developments – UI driven system development adding cost due to work-arounds and other issues.
My lead developer and another colleague who heads up the development of a smart start-up in London (secret squirrel) both support the author’s notions.
Our skype back and forth:
- him: as a server dev I always push API development – our system is entirely API driven
- me: costly?
- him: nope
- him: just needs planning
- him: and a good UI developer to not intermingle his code
Is it over-kill? Any examples of pure API projects to share, please comment.