Developer Success and the Business of APIs
In this podcast series guests from leading API teams explore a more holistic view of developer-lead business success, and the business objectives of an API program. They discuss what tools, processes and practices they adopted and evolved to ensure that APIs are not just a technical solution, but the engine of their business’ success.
Developer Success and the Business of APIsMar 27, 2023
Simulation and community building at Ansys: the socio-technical aspects of developer success
Why is it essential to treat API developer portals as socio-technical systems, and what is the role of community building in achieving developer success? With Chris Harrold (Developer Experience Program Director, Product Manager at Ansys), among others, we explored these questions and the post-GPT era. As Chris remarked, the importance of quality information is much more significant now than they’ve ever been before.Related contents:
- Practical Smart Device Design and Construction: Understanding Smart Technologies and How to Build Them Yourself (Chris Harrold’s book)
- AI readiness (LinkedIn post)
- Ansys’ knowledge base
Technical solutions are as important as the customer’s journey: KBC’s approach to APIs and other interfaces - Interview with Tamara Meers
Our guest was Tamara Meers (Business Development Manager at KBC), who is mainly involved with the business side, which provides her with a unique perspective on developer success and its connection with technical solutions. Tamara and Kristof talked about KBC’s journey from PSD2 to a growing market of embedded finance, discussed the upcoming PSD3 and how Tamara sees the role of developer success.
Building an internal developer portal with Backstage at Ikea - Conversation with Soumitra Bhattacharyya - Episode 2
Soumitra Bhattacharyya (Senior Software Engineer, API Management at Ikea) was the guest at the second Developer Success podcast episode. With Kristof Van Tomme (host, CEO & co-founder of Pronovix) they discussed the meaning and impact of developer success and data concept modeling. Furthermore, Soumitra shared how he sees the evolution journey in general API management and ecosystem landscape within the past five years and why democratizing data inside your organization could be important.
APIs as bridges to the future - Conversation with Koen Adolfs - Episode 1
How can a bank shift to API-first strategy, and why is it beneficial? What does it mean to get to Developer Success? In this episode, Koen Adolfs (Lead Product Owner at ABN AMRO) and Kristof Van Tomme (host, CEO & co-founder of Pronovix) discuss the value of API programs and how they can contribute to the key business objectives. Koen explains how one of the largest Dutch banks relied on the PSD2 Directive to create their strategy, and why it was beneficial.