Atlanta, GA

What does a good Developer Experience (DX) look like?


  • Submitted: Mon, 2016-06-13 19:38
  • Updated: Tue, 2016-07-12 21:01
Presenter: Phillip Rogers
  • Topic: Technology
  • Type: 7 Minute Pecha Kucha

Plenty of articles and talks focus on User Experience (UX), and for good reason. Very little is written or said about Developer Experience (DX), for instance, what needs to be in place in order for a developer to have a positive experience when starting to work with an API. You might have built an API with the most elegant design in the world, but if you fail to make clear what the API does, make instant sign-up available, or provide little documentation about it, developers are not very like to use the API. During this talk, I'll cover metrics that matter, such as TTFHW (Time To First Hello World) and TTFPA (Time To First Profitable App). I'll also talk about the basic elements that are needed to have positive DX, including putting a developer portal in place and building a sense of community around the API.

Here is a link to a blog post that I recently wrote on this topic:


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