Building APIs for the University and the Student

David Raths, Campus Technology, Apr 13, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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Creating an API for a university system is more of a challenge than you might think. ""The inconsistency was such that if you wanted to write a mobile app that dealt with a student, it was possible you would have to deal with 25 different APIs using five different identifiers, and multiple data formats." Yeah. And that's for a small university. Picture now a large enterprise or a government. But you start with some services, and eventually you have a single consistent interface. Start simple and expand as you go.

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