Frank Kilcommins

Frank Kilcommins


Harnessing BDD Techniques like Example Mapping for Effective API Docs

About the Talk

For APIs to be good, they need to be useful, useable, and findable. Longevity on top can make them successful. To ensure API longevity and promote adoption, it's essential to keep focus at the intersection of design, governance, and empathy for the human actors involved.

In this talk, I'll explore Behavioral-Driven-Development (BDD) as an enabler for human-centered and agile API delivery. Humans effectively learn through examples, and the "Example Mapping" technique can aid and embed API governance into the human collaboration of a team (or organization). Combining this with the power of API specifications (like OpenAPI) can take living documentation to a new level.


About the Speaker

Frank is Principal API Technical Evangelist at SmartBear.