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API Usability and Security Poster (SEI 2015 Research Review)

October 2015 Poster
Samuel M. Weber

This poster describes an effort to develop and empirically test API design principles.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

Abstract

 Our goal is to develop and empirically test concrete and actionable API design principles
that lead to more secure code. APIs are the boundaries between system components, defining how they interact. Programmers failing to commonly understand how an API should be used causes failures.