Phil Sturgeon

I help make API Design tools at Stoplight, write about pragmatic API design & development, systems architecture, live on a bike, and help tech folks figure out how they can use their skills to unf**k the planet.

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Building APIs with Rails: Documentation Testing

Now that we’ve started building a very basic API, we should make sure that the documentation is kept up to date with our progress. Even…

Codes of Conduct: Maybe They're Not So Bad?

Code of Conducts are, for some reason, hated by a substantial portion of the tech community. For some people I think this comes down to the idea that they are silly and shouldn't be required. I entirely agree with the portion "they should not be required" and have made fun of them myself plenty when they started popping up at conferences a few years ago. Sadly, there is a reason we need warnings like "These peanuts may contain nuts" or "Hot coffee is hot". Some people are muppets, and don't know what being "not nice" is. Some people know, and don't care.