APIs can be among your greatest assets or liabilities. Good APIs create long-term customers; bad ones create long-term support nightmares.
– Joshua Bloch
Joshua Bloch: Bumper-Sticker API Design
In this article, Joshua Bloch, head of Java on Google and former Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, presents a list of maxims intended to be a concise summary of good API design guidelines. The maxims represent the abstract written by Joshua for his session “How to Design a Good API and Why it Matters” held during JavaPolis 2006.