An API Operations Checklist
It is getting easier to design, define, and deploy APIs these days, but I still get a number of folks who approach me with questions about how to get going with the operations and management side of things. While each company, and API provider, will have different needs, I wanted to provide a general list of the common building blocks used by the leading API providers I track on across the API sector. The result is this checklist containing some of the common building blocks across my almost 50 areas of API research, into a single list, that can be considered when anyone is planning on deploying an API. For this guide, I wanted to touch on some of the building blocks you should consider as part of your central API developer portal, documentation, and other elements of the management and operations, what I feel should be a minimum viable presence for successful API providers. Let’s get started!
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