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A guide to creating API Products

BY James Samuel on March 2, 2021

Building a good Application Programming Interface (API) is more than returning responses. Being a developer and having integrated with tons of APIs, I have noticed a pattern between successful API products and those that are not. It’s about solving problems with great affordance. One might ask the key to building good API products. In this post, […] Read more »

Demystifying the Technical Product Manager Role, By Anthony Ilukwe

BY Andres Phillips on July 21, 2020

In a 2018 ProductTank Toronto talk, Anthony Ilukwe, then Director of Product at PathFactory, shared with us his views and experiences about the role of a Technical Product Manager (TPM). He highlighted some of the misconceptions and misunderstandings he sees in the community and deconstructs what he sees as the key factors and skills that differentiate […] Read more »

ProductTank Singapore: Slaying the API Beast by Ridzwan Aminuddin

BY Annie Witcombe on March 1, 2019

In this ProductTank Singapore talk, Ridzwan Aminuddin compares “speaking API” to “speaking engineering”. He delivers a bit-by-bit explanation of API fundamentals to bridge the gap between product managers and developers. In non-technical terms, an API is “a stable contract for communications between computer services” – essentially, a mechanism that allows computer services to speak with each […] Read more »

Hassen Karaa - Building a Successful Enterprise Product: Think Beyond the Features

BY Calvin Hoot on August 29, 2017

Hassen Karaa is a Director of Product Management for Okta’s Identity Products. Hassen and his team lead the strategy, roadmap, and delivery for Okta’s Access and Lifecycle Management line of products. Prior to Okta, Hassen was at Microsoft where he worked on various enterprise products. In this talk, Hassen tells the story of two enterprise […] Read more »

Building an API that Developers Love

BY Jess Lane on February 28, 2017

Maxime Prades (Director of Product at Zendesk) takes you through the experience of building a platform at Zendesk and being part of an API-first company. He opens his talk by describing the clear value that Zendesk’s APIs are providing to their customer accounts and the business. For example, customer accounts using the rest API during […] Read more »

Product Management in Online Payments

BY Jock Busuttil on January 21, 2014

We kicked off 2014 with January’s ProductTank London on product management in online payments.  An eager crowd mixing first-timers and regular attendees awaited our two guest speakers, Andy Young (@andyy) from Stripe and Yuval Samet (@yuvalsamet) from Klarna. Product as a Competitive Advantage First up was Andy Young (@andyy), who is responsible for “UK things” […] Read more »

API's in your product - the good, the bad, the ugly

BY Simon Cast on December 12, 2011

It is all the rage to use 3rd party APIs in products, such as Twitter, Facebook Connect, DirectedEdge and more. APIs provide additional data or functionality such as user-authentication or product-recommendations. They can provide your product with fast access to data and features that would otherwise take a lot of resources and time to do yourself. […] Read more »