Talking APIs with ProgrammableWeb Founder: John Musser

Last week I was out in San Francisco for VentureBeat’s CloudBeat conference.  One of the panels I sat in on was “API’s the Key that Unlocks the Cloud.”  After it ended I grabbed some time with panelist  John Musser, founder of the web’s API directory ProgrammableWeb.  John shared his views on APIs past, present and future.

Take a listen.

Some of the ground John covers:

  • What is ProgrammableWeb and how did John get into the world of APIs
  • How would John describe the modern API and how is different from integration technology of the past?
  • What makes a good API and how do you make sure it flourishes? (Time to first “Hello world”)
  • Who are doing the best jobs with APIs (spoiler alert: Twilio and Stripe)
  • What does the future of APIs hold?
  • What’s John’s new gig, “API Science” about?

But wait, there’s more…

Stay tuned for the next week or so as I roll out the rest of the interviews I conducted at CloudBeat.  On deck are Linkedin’s use of Dell Boomi and Salesforce, Luke Kanies — Puppet CEO,  Joe Arnold – CEO of SwiftStack and Anand Iyengar – Founder of CloudVelocity.

Extra-credit reading

Pau for now…

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