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Thursday, October 17 • 11:00am - 11:30am
No One Wants to Call your API- Michael Kistler, IBM Corp

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You have an awesome service, and you've crafted a beautiful REST API. You've got great API docs. What more could users possibly want?

This seems to be a common view of service teams, in my company and maybe also in yours.
I say: No one wants to call your API.

By that I mean, users may want the _result_ of your API, but they _do not_ want to deal with the details.

- How to craft the URL if it contains path parameters? That can be tricky!
- What credentials to use and how to pass them?
- Which headers to pass in the request? What headers to inspect in the response?
- How to construct a JSON request body from language objects?
- How to get language objects from a JSON response body?

In this talk, I'll discuss how to help your users avoid these and many other roadblocks to using your API by providing awesome client libraries, or SDKs, for your service.

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Mike Kistler

Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Corp
Mike Kistler is a Senior Technical Staff Member in the IBM Cloud Division in Austin, TX. He joined IBM in 1982 and has held technical and management positions in various product groups, IBM Research, and now in the IBM Cloud Division. He received his BA in Computer Science from Susquehanna... Read More →

Thursday October 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Junior Ballroom AB