September 28-29, 2021
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Tuesday, September 28 • 12:50pm - 1:20pm
Rebel without a Spec - Sid Maestre, LOB

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API specifications are awesome and open up a world of automation for your developer docs, client SDKs, tests and tooling. The problem is your company’s API predates modern standards and specifications. You can reverse engineer API specifications from your current docs, but what if inconsistencies have crept into your API over the years that don’t fit neatly into the specification or play nice with the tooling and templates for automation?

I’ll share my experience at Xero creating OpenAPI specifications for 8 API sets built over a 10 year period. Our journey of generating client SDKs in 6 programming languages surfaced inconsistencies that threatened to derail the project. In this session, you’ll learn when to be a ""rebel"" and leverage vendor extensions and keep your dreams of automation alive.

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Sid Maestre

Director of Engineering, Developer Evangelism at LOB, Lob
Sid Maestre has spent the last decade in developer relations and has a deep empathy for developers and how they experience technology, specifically APIs. His desire to create tools for developers in a scalable way led him to explore the world of OpenAPI specifications at his former... Read More →

Tuesday September 28, 2021 12:50pm - 1:20pm PDT
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