For the past 15 years, I have been working for DevRel Programs and with API Platforms. During that time, I have learned that building and managing successful developer products requires (at least) the following;
- Make discovery as easy as possible. Find and remove any friction from making the first API call
- Great content is critical, but it has to be structured in the right way for different developer skills
- Know your audience; work hard on segmentation and use-cases to build the right value proposition
- Apply design thinking PLUS agile practices to improve quickly and iteratively. APIs are products too.