"At eBay, we believe everything that applies to the public API should also apply to the internal private APIs, and good governance is how we do that"
In our recent podcast episode, we spoke with Tanya Vlahovic, Head of the Developer Ecosystem & Lead API Architect at eBay. As one of the first companies to heavily utilize APIs, eBay’s success story is one that fascinates many in the API community.
We sat down with Tanya to learn more about the secrets to their success, advice for those who are beginning to build an API program, and how to arm yourself with the right tools to scale. Some top themes include how good governance can feed the technical vision for APIs, nurturing a blameless culture within your organization, and bringing older APIs into modern technologies. We also talk about how you should view your APIs as products, as well as eBay’s top five steps for starting an API program from scratch.