Video: Highlights From October’s API Meetup

At October’s Homegrown Austin API Meetup, we had the treat of hosting two API professionals from around the world: Mehdi Raza, Code Gen Wizard at APIMatic, from Islamabad, Pakistan. And John Chavez, Senior Software Developer at Bandwidth, Inc., based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

It was a great meeting of the minds, as our speakers helped us uncover the API strategies and best practices behind the following industry trends:

  • Best practices for creating SDKs that enhance your API’s overall developer experience
  • The value of automation pipelines

The Austin Homegrown API Meetup takes place the third Thursday of each month at ShipEngine, located at 4009 Marathon Boulevard in Austin. If you’re interested in joining us, we encourage you to sign up for our group’s distribution list to get updates about our upcoming events.

If you missed us last month, we’ve put together this post just for you. Below you’ll find the videos and transcripts of both presentations from Oct. 17th:

What Makes an Awesome SDK: A Developer Experience Story by Mehdi Raza, APIMatic

If you’ve been wondering how to improve your developer experience with Software Development Kits (SDKs), you’ll want to check out Mehdi’s presentation. As the Code Generation Wizard at APIMatic, he takes us through the nine qualifying elements for creating awesome SDKs. Watch the video, below, or read the full transcript.

The Value of Automation Pipelines by John Chavez, Bandwidth, Inc.

Bandwidth, an API-built communication platform for enterprise, utilizes APIMatic when developing their code generation and SDKs. One of their Senior Software Developers, John Chavez, visited the #AustinAPI meetup to demonstrate how they have automated their pipelines and the lessons learned along the way.

Read the full transcript here.

If you would like to join us for future #AustinAPI events, we encourage you to use the link below to follow our Meetup page for updates. Our next meeting will take place on Thursday, November 21, 2019, and we’ll be discussing GraphQL and Postman. We hope to see you there!

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