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Constant Variables

May 24, 2022

If the term “API,” has you uttering "Oofda", this episode is for you.

Eric Caron, Senior Director of Digital Experience at Caribou Coffee, is back to talk nerdy with us about APIs.

To get to the very core of what an API is, Eric uses examples of APIs we use daily (and probably never realized).

He explains why APIs need good documentation, why an API should (and shouldn’t) be public, and why an API management solution should be utilized.

If you’re looking to learn more about APIs after listening to this episode, or want to teach others about APIs, don’t miss the links in our show notes where Eric has provided incredible resources.


Eric Caron’s website | 

Eric Caron’s first appearance on Constant Variables | 

Kin Lane's site | 

Government API design guidelines Eric loves | 

API client Eric likes | 

Open source project giving new life to old exercise equipment | 

Cool tool for mocking APIs | 

Great tool for documenting APIs |

Awesome API list |

Great list of API tools |

Also if anyone is curious, Eric’s rowing machine game is at & he attached a picture of his kid trying it out.

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Show notes |

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