Bill Doerrfeld

Bill Doerrfeld

Bill Doerrfeld is a tech journalist and API specialist, focusing on API economy research and marketing strategy for developer programs. He is the Editor in Chief for Nordic APIs. He leads content direction and oversees the publishing schedule for the Nordic APIs blog. Bill personally reviews all submissions for the blog and is always on the hunt for API stories; you can pitch your article ideas on our Create With Us page. Follow him on Twitter, or visit his personal website.

Posts By: Bill Doerrfeld

Should You Design Natural Language First APIs?

Humans are getting lazier, but APIs tend to stay pretty complicated. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could, instead, speak in plain language to automatically initiate any change in the backend? For some scenarios, a natural language facade may just be where web APIs are heading. Read more

Using Hypermedia To Design Event-Driven UIs

Some of the most powerful tech is now built fully on an API backbone. Web APIs are great because they can deliver data and functionality over HTTP — or other protocols — meaning agnostic client platforms, easier evolvability, and more efficient designs. Read more

8+ OpenAPI Linters

OpenAPI is now a widely-adopted method for describing web APIs. With that fact comes the pressure to validate these specifications are up to date, accurately constructed, and presented for optimal developer usage.

Especially with the shift from OpenAPI v2 to v3, developers may require further assistance to ensure their specification matches the current v3 structure and format. Read more

Why RingCentral’s API Is a Developer Favorite

What truly makes a usable API? We routinely discuss API best practices on the blog, but at times it helps to have a real-world model to follow. One such developer favorite API offering is the RingCentral Developer Progam.

I recently sat down with Mike Stowe, Sr. Read more

2018 Platform Summit Conference Wrap Up

 

Last week Nordic APIs hosted the 2018 Platform Summit, our biggest event to date with about 480 total attendees! Our international assortment of speakers covered a wide spectrum of industries involved in APIs, making it an ideal space to discuss the best practices that will propel the global API industry into the future. Read more