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

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

Tips On Building A Developer Community

These days, developer communities come in all shapes and sizes. There are tight-knit local meetups for niche programming languages. Groups form around everything from GraphQL to Docker, and massive online communities center around platforms like Github or Stack Overflow. And occasionally, communities emerge around company-specific API platforms too; take Twilio, Shopify, or Fidor, for example. Read more

eBook Released: GraphQL or Bust

We are very happy to announce a new eBook release! Download GraphQL or Bust today for FREE!

GraphQL or Bust

Discover the benefits of GraphQL and gauge if it’s a good move for your web API: 

Download direct for FREE in PDF, MOBI, or EPUB

Also available for purchase on Leanpub and the Amazon Kindle store (soon!). Read more

The Benefits of Using JSON API

In the world of API craft, no area is more hotly discussed than design. From REST, gRPC, to GraphQL, there are many approaches to designing and standardizing web API interactions. Today we turn our focus to another approach, JSON API, a specification for building APIs detailed at JSONAPI.org. Read more

Review of APIStrat in Portland

Summary of API Strategy & Practice conference held in Portland from Oct 31 – Nov 2. 

Last week I was fortunate enough to attend, speak, and meet new API enthusiasts at APIStrat in Portland, Oregon. API Strategy & Practice is a series of quality API-themed conferences held throughout the United States, originally organized by API Evangelist and now adopted as a Linux Foundation event. Read more