API Design Checklist: 6 Essential Steps for a Scalable API Strategy

Take your API design and development to the next level. Use this checklist to start establishing a design-first workflow with your API team.



Utilize a Smarter Design-First Approach

Identify the goals, necessary resources, and existing services your API needs before coding begins to save your company countless hours and technical debt.

Prioritize Documentation and Code Consistency

Rely on version control, prototyping, and mock servers to ensure that your API is high-quality and well-documented from the very beginning.

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Our checklist is paired with a list of collaborative tools that will help you quickly and effectively design clean, compliant APIs white cutting out unnecessary iterations.