Ade is a Senior Developer Advocate in Google’s London office and works on the Google+ project. Over the last decade he’s worked on trading systems for a variety of investment banks as well as on Google’s advertising and mobile search systems. He’s also the co-author of “Apprenticeship Patterns”: a book that teaches you how to learn to be a great programmer.
Developer Experience, API design and craft skills
We define Developer Experience as applying the tools and techniques of User Experience professionals to the design of artefacts for developers. What does that mean for you? What changes if you start thinking about and testing the usability of the APIs you design and build? In this talk I’ll explain how thinking about Developer Experience as a craft skill (something honed through iteration, heuristics and the transmission of tacit knowledge) should affect your day job.