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

Is REST Still a Relevant API Style?

What kind of API style should you be using? From SOAP, to REST, GraphQL, and new styles like gRPC, there are many competing standards for designing APIs and the way consumers interact with them. We’ve written about each before, but as the industry changes rapidly, there are always new concerns and opportunities for comparison. Read more

Case Study: How Rakuten RapidAPI Is Globalizing The API Marketplace

API marketplaces aim to make the API discovery and integration process as intuitive as possible for end developers. Naturally, designing a seamless developer experience requires a comprehensive understanding of the target developer consumer.

While presences like RapidAPI, a popular API marketplace and aggregator, are great for comparison-shopping and integrating with APIs spanning many different verticals (social media, geolocation, text analysis, SMS, cognitive services, business processing operations, and more), what they lack is a localized experience that targets developers in countries across the globe. Read more

Austin API Summit Wrap Up

Mic check. 1-2-3. Earlier this week, Nordic APIs held a 2.5 day event, jam-packed with workshops, 30 speakers, and critical insights on building success in the API ecosystem. This was our first ever conference in Austin, and our 2nd ever Nordic APIs event in the United States. Read more

10+ API Monitoring Tools

To ensure quality performance throughout a digital ecosystem, we can’t understate the need for constant API monitoring. Tuning into cues like uptime, speed, latency, endpoint usage frequency, and more can provide key performance indicators to respond to issues and improve the platform over time. Read more

Learning From The Cambridge Analytica Incident

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you probably have read a lot about data privacy in the headlines recently, specifically regarding the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica debacle. As reported by all major news outlets, the story goes that Cambridge Analytica harvested Facebook data through a quiz app that took the personal information from friends of users without knowledge or consent; an estimated 50 million Facebook accounts. Read more