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Jun 29, 2020   |  By Larry Ebringer
We interviewed the product managers at a number of the larger API-first companies that are based in San Francisco. The companies are all publicly traded, have TTM revenue of more than $100M and are in the fields of billing, security, communications and workflow automation. The PMs were asked what were their favorite tools and what API metrics they cared most about.
Jun 29, 2020   |  By Kay Ploesser
When you set out to build your first API, it can very well be that you are either overwhelmed or forget essential points. The ecosystem for API tools is vast, and it’s vital to get the right tool for every phase of your project. In this article, we will go through the different phases an API project usually has. For every phase, I will list the significant points and tools that help there.
Jun 18, 2020   |  By Derric Gilling
For any API-first company, implementing the right API analytics platform is critical for tracking the utilization of your APIs and to discover any performance or functional issues that may be impacting customers. There are a variety of open-source projects you can leverage to build a complete API analytics platform. Before jumping into building an API analytics solution yourself, you should first list out your requirements and use cases.
May 22, 2020   |  By Larry Ebringer
Making your company successful hinges on your customers being able to stand your product up, and gain value from it. When you’re using inbound marketing to drive customer acquisition, email doesn’t have to be relegated to second-class citizen status. We argue that email is one of the most powerful channels of communication between B2B companies and their customers.
May 22, 2020   |  By Derric Gilling
Kong is a highly recommended API Gateway for any team looking for a reliable and scalable way to provide APIs. Compared to more traditional players like Apigee and Mulesoft, Kong follows an open-core model and is highly modular. To best optimize your API performance and understand what changes are needed to recoup your investment, it’s recommend to set up API monitoring and analytics.
May 18, 2020   |  By Moesif
Have API monitoring in place but not aligned to business goals? Product and business teams can leverage API monitoring to track developer adoption and identify customers struggling with an API.
Apr 21, 2020   |  By Moesif
Marketing to developers during a COVID-19 recession is hard. Read our eBook and see how you can stay on track.
Mar 12, 2020   |  By Moesif
Ready to grow like crazy? Download this eGuide to learn how to best treat your API as a product and define the right metrics to measure success.
Apr 13, 2020   |  By Moesif
How to Best Leverage Integrations to Grow Your Developer Platform. As popular web services extend their developer platforms for partners to integrate directly into their interfaces, design trends are forming from experiences in the world of embedded integrations. With Google Drive connecting tools like Balsamiq and ShiftEdit, Gmail enabling Docusign in their web and mobile UI, and services like Trello providing plugins within their own interfaces, custom experiences powered by third parties are proving themselves to be a great way to improve your product and grow your business.
Mar 24, 2020   |  By Moesif
Give Your API Platform the Power to Grow
Jun 25, 2018   |  By Moesif
API platform best practices from the founder of the developer platform team at Box.
Jun 21, 2018   |  By Moesif
StdLib ( is a platform for developers to create APIs without worrying about infrastructure.