Austin API Summit 2019

Bill Doerrfeld

A Snapshot of API Design Trends

May 2019

A talk given by Bill Doerrfeld Editor-in-Chief of Nordic APIs at the 2019 Austin API Summit in Austin, Texas. How are modern web APIs built? What frameworks and development environments are developers using? What design styles and standards are API developers embracing? What specification formats are used to document and extend APIs? In this industry-wide overview, I’ll overview some of the most interesting design trends and standards affecting how APIs look and feel, including styles like REST, GraphQL, gRPC, specifications such as OpenAPI, AsyncAPI, and more


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