DeveloperWeek Global 2020 DeveloperWeek Global 2020
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API Mindset at eBay

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Tanya Vlahovic
eBay, Principal Software Architect

Tanya Vlahovic is a lead architect for eBay public APIs. She is one of the key contributors to revamping eBay's public API program and directly involved in all strategic partner integrations. Tanya is focused on various aspects of API lifecycle: design (including cross-cutting concerns), services portfolio governance, and API maturity model. She authored or co-authored numerous eBay’s technical standards and patterns for internal web services and public APIs. Through public speaking, she contributes to increasing the visibility of the eBay API program. Tanya works in the eBay San Jose office.


This is a technical talk on public API design. The audience will learn about the overall governance process with a focus on design, compliance with standards, relying on patterns and OpenAPI specification, and significance of accurate terminology and non-ambiguous use of nouns and verbs. Following a consumer-centric approach, providing predictable and understandable names across capabilities, and trying not to reinvent the wheel on every new API is common to any API program. API standards and design process are true elements of success.