Posts By: Bill Doerrfeld

Using Test-Driven Development for Microservices

The microservices design paradigm has become a prominent software design methodology now that API-first industries embrace a more decoupled operational strata. In the past we’ve discussed asynchronous choreography, BFF design, as well as identity control for microservices. However, one question remains: what is the most effective means for testing microservices? Read more

10+ Awesome Tools and Extensions For GraphQL APIs

With the recent surge of interest in GraphQL, a vibrant new ecosystem of supplementary software has quickly emerged. Open source communities and entrepreneuring startups alike are validating new GraphQL use cases, filling in GraphQL implementation gaps, and enabling more and more developers to adopt GraphQL practices with decreased overhead through the use of some pretty awesome tools. Read more

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