Posts By: Bill Doerrfeld

The Return of the CLI: CLIs Being Used by API-Related Companies

Before the rise of graphical interfaces and flashy user desktops, the Command Line Interface (CLI) was the only way to interact with a computer. But the retro CLI is making a comeback.

It’s a basic form of computing — the CLI accepts text commands and interprets them into functions on the operating system. Read more

New eBook Released: API Design on the Scale of Decades

Introducing a new title from the Nordic APIs writing team! For this eBook, we took the top 15 most popular YouTube sessions from our last Platform Summit, and wrote companion chapters that dove into each topic. Download this volume and get the latest API Design advice the industry has to offer! Read more

4 Design Tweaks to Improve API Operations

We’ve previously discussed best practices when it comes to designing an API with quality developer experience. But what will the long term operational repercussions be for the design moves we make now?

For example, if URLs are designed without metadata to describe actions, later on, product owners will have a difficult time staring at unintelligible logs. Read more

Continuous Versioning Strategy for Internal APIs

Recently, there has been debate over what the best practices are for versioning an API. Many public web APIs are retired as new versions replace them, but if you were to ask Roy Fielding, creator of REST, he may tell you not to version your API at all. Read more

Securing the IoT for Decades to Come

In 2007 Kevin Kelly gave a TED talk in which he forecasted how the World Wide Web would look 5000 days into the future, prophesizing the emergence of the IoT and AI. He envisioned a more connected planet where all manufactured goods tap into a single, global, intelligent network. Read more