Thursday, October 29, 2020

OPEN TALK (API): Designing APIs That Developers Love
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Phil Cluff
Phil Cluff
Mux, Streaming Architect

I've spent the last 10 years of my career working in then streaming video space. Video streaming encompasses a complex set of technologies, but one of the biggest challenges in this space has been poor API design. Great video developers, unfortunately, tend to be bad at API design.

When we started Mux, we wanted to apply our experiences with terrible APIs, and design build the world’s most powerful video API. In this session, we’ll take a look at what we learned about API design along the journey, and what steps you can take to make sure that your API is also awesome.

We’ll talk about common pitfalls and gotchas that can trip you up, and explore how we use an OpenAPI driven toolchain to accelerate our product development, which also lets us generate the code for our SDKs in a variety of languages.