Over on DZone, Toyella technical director Rob Allen rants that media types like "application/json" don't go far enough in terms of setting and conforming to standards that help developers work with APIs and their schemas. So, ProgrammableWeb editor-in-chief David Berlind put his theory to the test.
CrowdRiff has announced API access to its Visual Influence platform. API access to CrowdRiff features allow users to deliver user-generated photos and associated features to marketing products and campaigns. Features include social media search, calls to action, photo acquisition, and more.
The API copyright infringement lawsuit between Google and Oracle isn't completely over yet and an ugly precedent that would cast a pall across the API economy is still a possibility. MuleSoft CTO Uri Sarid has published an opinion on TechCrunch that illustrates the sort of damage that could be done.
When a browser visits a Web site, the page that's sent back over the Internet is preceded by a pre-amble known as the HTTP header. As it turns out, the same sort of pre-amble precedes a Web API's response. As this 101-level tutorial, shows, it includes a hint about how the API formats its data.
Uber recently abandoned its monolithic codebase in favour of a modular, flexible and scalable microservices architecture. As this ecosystem of Uber microservices has grown, Emily Reinhold explains some of the design and architectural decisions Uber engineers made, and what they mean to the company.
This tutorial from the FINRA Technology website explains how even novice developers can create a basic REST service for evaluating whether a number is a prime or not. The service is built using automated computing service AWS Lambda, as well as AWS API Gateway and IAM for authentication.
In what amounts to an incredibly revealing blog about its deliberations over next steps to take with its microservices architecture, Netflix engineers have dished the gory details about its current setup as well as specifics about the choices it must make in the coming months.
Pokémon GO has been hugely popular and generated millions of sessions around the world as people search for the digital creatures. But, it turns out that a fair chunk of recent API traffic has been coming from gaming bots that are making spatial queries to the API from outside of the game client.
We've added 11 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Government, Astronomy, and Browsers. A highlight today is the Facebook Instant Articles API, which enables content providers to automatically publish articles within Facebook. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Grip has extended its artificial intelligence based event matchmaking engine to third party apps and services through an API. The API is the same API that powers Grip's increasingly popular event matchmaking product. Grip has partnered with five launch partners to demonstrate integration potential.
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