In the rapidly evolving world of software development, the adoption of the API-first design principle marks a significant shift in how applications are built and scaled. This methodology involves prioritizing the design and development of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) at the outset, setting the stage for a more structured and efficient development process. This blog post delves into the concept of API-first design, outlining its benefits and practical applications and supplemented with illustrative examples.
What Is API-First Design?
API-first design is an approach where you prioritize the creation of APIs before the actual software development begins. It involves defining the way components interact with each other through well-designed interfaces.