Talking APIs with ProgrammableWeb Founder: John Musser

September 16, 2013

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…


OSCON: Apigee and APIs

August 5, 2013

The week before last when I was out at OSCON I caught up with Sam Ramji VP of Strategy at Apigee.  I got Sam to tell me about his company and the future of APIs.   Here’s what he had to say:

Some of the ground Sam covers:

  • What does Apigee do.
  • How well is the importance of APIs understood in enterprises today
  • Using business people as their entry point into the enterprise but also catering to the developer.
  • Whats the big thing in the world of APIs in the next year

Extra-credit reading

Pau for now…


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