A Map of the API Landscape

Hey there! My name is Matthew. I’ve been working with APIs as a developer, architect, product manager, and raconteur for the past two decades. I’ve also established or grown the API practice and governance at multiple Fortune 500 companies.

This newsletter - Net API Notes - humbly began as REST API Notes on TinyLetter in 2015. In late 2022, I migrated it to Substack and, in early 2024, made the switch to Ghost.

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