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Episode Info: Keith Casey is co-author of A Practical Approach to API design: From Principles to Practice. Former Developer Evangelist at Twilio, his current work with Okta focuses on identity and authentication APIs. Keith is a software engineer focusing on creating open architecture, specifically APIs. His goal is to get good technology into the hands of good people to do great things.   Key Takeaways: [2:43] Keith Casey describes APIs from a business perspective. [5:04] Why would a business adopt an API strategy? [7:01] Twilio eliminates the need for a carrier contract and provides enterprises with immediate cost structure. [10:03] Zapier captures an event and then sends the information to another system. [12:48] Jeff Bezos’ memo ensured APIs would be part of Amazon’s future. [19:23] Salesforce and their development community built APIs to integrate with other systems and platforms. [21:45] The concept of API-First gives users a toolbox instead of a finished product. [25:45] Security implications shouldn’t keep a business from designing an API strategy.   Mentioned in This Episode: The API Design Book Casey Software @Caseysoftware on Twitter Praxent @PraxentSoftware on Twitter  Read more »

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