Comes to no surprise if you read my blog or follow me on Twitter (or maybe you're even following OpenSpartan if you're that into niche content) that the Halo Infinite API has been somewhat of a focus domain for me for the past year. It single-handedly took over most of my free engineering time because it's that interesting to me as a frequent Halo player.
I recently moved most of my websites over to Netlify, because, well - I work there, and I want to be dogfooding as much of our product as possible. As part of this, I enabled my sites to use Netlify Analytics, which has been a fantastic lens to look at the site usage from a server-side perspective.
What's the most painful part of building anything with APIs? According to a tweet question I asked recently, one of the common themes was "authentication." Surprise, surprise - we're making that experience a bit easier with Netlify API Authentication by completely removing the step of handling the OAuth process "by hand."
If you asked me 20 years back as to what I want to do with my life, I'd probably answer with something like "build stuff with computers." From the early days of my career, to some of the more recent adventures, I tried to find teams where I can be very hands-on with the tech stack and build, build, build.