[FoRK] Cunningham on API surface area and productivity

Russell Turpin deafbox at hotmail.com
Fri May 21 13:30:33 PDT 2004


Jeff Bone:
>In the second clip, Ward's riffing on API "surface area"
>as a gating factor in programmer productivity.  .. the effect is 
>combinatoric --- it's not just proportional to
>the  inverse of the surface area, but to the inverse of the surface area  
>squared. ..

<mood attitude=Beberg>

Yeah, but API surface area protects entrenched
products and supports entire industries who
train and certify expertise in that surface area.

</mood>

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