Thanks for buying the MEAP for API Design Patterns! I'm really excited to be working on this book, so I hope that you get as much out of reading it as I'm getting from writing it.
As we've seen over the past several years, the number of APIs in existence has grown at an ever increasing rate -- with no sign so far of slowing. However most of the advice on how to handle common API design scenarios lives all over the internet, in some fantastic blog posts, well-researched white papers, and in the brains of experts on this subject located all over the world. While institutional knowledge and blog posts have been "good enough" for most of my career, I've simply been unable to shake a desire for a book on API design that covers the in-depth details for solving common problems that keep popping up time and time again.