Service oriented systems have become hugely popular, and the golden age of the monolith has past. Sometimes these services can be fantastic, and other times not so much. Learning how to evaluate APIs and identify problem areas before jumping head first into development can save teams frustration, time, and money. This session will walk through evaluating an API, best practices, and red flags, all from the standpoint of a developer consuming them. No matter your experience level, you’ll leave with the skills to effectively tackle your next API.
Michele Titolo is an experienced lead engineer working on Capital at Square. With a career spanning client and server side development, Michele uses her passion for distributed systems to deliver end-user-focused solutions. Outside of work, Michele is a frequent traveler, an advisor to Women Who Code, and an avid Doctor Who fan.