Kin Lane: Government “Services” and API Developer Experience


In part 2 of our interview with “API Evangelist” Kin Lane, he addresses the challenge of developing APIs for companies that lack an understanding of the API user experience. Unless you’ve hacked or used other people’s APIs, unless you’re a consumer of APIs yourself, it’s very difficult to understand the “politics of APIs” and the damage poorly conceived Terms of Service agreements, manipulative privacy policies and insecure networks can have on API enabled software.

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