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How Google Builds APIs

by martin on December 18th, 2010

This presentation at Google I/O 2010 by Zach Maier, Mark Stahl, Joseph Schorr, and Yaniv Inbar describes the Web API development process at Google. The talk covers some of the lessons learned about supporting REST partial updates, output formats, and calling styles. It also introduces the new API stack infrastructure being developed at Google. This stack lets Google engineers create a new API in a few minutes using a simple configuration file and web app, where the infrastructure provides authentication, caching, logging, and throttling for free. Very cool stuff.

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