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API Usability Guidelines

by martin on September 9th, 2010

Mathieu Jacques wrote an article called “API Usability: Guidelines to improve your code’s easy of use.” This articles starts by defining the fundamentals of usability then proceeds to provide various usability guidelines such as good visibility, good conceptual model, good mapping, and good feedback.

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An Application Programming Interface (API) provides a logical interface to a piece of software and hides its internal details. This website is dedicated to a book on designing APIs for C++ and includes articles and links on API development.


The book is accompanied by a source code package that contains many of the examples in the text. Download it for free.


Dr. Reddy has also published a computer graphics book called Level of Detail for 3D Graphics. Check it out too!.
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