Successful APIs always get changed – that’s why you need a lifecycle approach to managing API evolution & versioning.

I have covered the topic on the NordicAPIs Blog.

The blog post covers:

  • The dilemma we are in with the evolution of APIs
  • Why I believe we need a lifecycle approach
  • What to do before we publish the API for the first time – and prepare for a smooth evolution
  • What to do after the first version has been published and a change comes along – how to deal with it optimally.

Check it out: A Lifecycle Approach to API Versioning (on NordicAPIs)

Guide on API Versioning with a Lifecycle Approach

Matthias Biehl

As API strategist, Matthias helps clients discover their opportunities for innovation with APIs & ecosystems and turn them into actionable digital strategies. Based on his experience in leading large-scale API initiatives in both business and technology roles, he shares best practices and provides both strategic and practical guidance. He has stayed a techie at heart and at some point, got a Ph.D. Matthias publishes a blog at, is the author of several books on APIs, and regularly speaks at technology conferences.