Getting a bit RESTless in your apartment? To help fight the boredom, we launched WAPI—a live radio station that aired for only 24 hours. Now, we're releasing the highlights, so if you missed it, you can still enjoy all things API! We talk developer experiences, platforms, live video, great documentation, and more with guests from Slack, Twilio, GitHub, and of course, ReadMe.
Designing Magical Developer Experiences
The more you know about what’s being done behind the scenes of an API, the better it feels when it just works. All of the complexity just goes away, replaced by an API that’s so easy to use it’s just magic. In the last episode of recordings from WAPI Radio, ReadMe CEO Gregory Koberger is joined by Benjamin Stein, Head of Developer Experience at Twilio, and Matthew McClure, Head of Technology and Community at Mux. The three of them geek out about magical developer experiences, what makes APIs magical and why they're so amazing when they are.
The Making of RedwoodJS
“I love building tools that accelerate how quickly other people can do things. GitHub was very much that … and Redwood too, is a tool to get you further faster with more happiness and less code.” Tom Preston-Werner and David Price discuss what the new full-stack RedwoodJS framework is meant to do and the philosophy around creating it.
Developer relations is important for any company interacting with developers. Should you be everywhere at once with t-shirt cannons, or should you be focused on specific developers? It depends on your company, and experts Josh Dzielak, CTO at Orbit, and Jarod Reyes Developer Evangelism Manager at Twilio lay it all out for you in this episode. They discuss how to improve using the ice cream cone,🍦family, 👪 and garden 🌱models. Something tells us they're into metaphors!
Building Great Documentation
This week on WAPI, our CSMs talk with Tom Johnson of idratherbewriting.com and Amazon and Andrew Tork Baker from Twilio about how to build great documentation. Tom shares his findings from a survey on dev doc trends, and Andrew how Twilio been a leader in developer experience for years.
State of Live Video with Mux
In-person events throughout 2020 have been canceled, meaning live video is now the go-to. Matthew McClure, Dylan Jhaveri, and Nick Chadwick from Mux, a live video API company, chat with ReadMe CEO Gregory Koberger about this uptick in live videos, and the tech behind it.
Marketing Developer Platforms at Slack
Ceci Stallsmith and Paige Paquette kicked off the first hour of the WAPI radio marathon! They talk about what counts as a platform, marketing funnels, and how to market well without all the sparkles and jazz hands.