The use of technology is prevalent in both professional and amateur sports organizations these days. Here, we highlight the top 10 sports APIs on ProgrammableWeb. API capabilities for consideration of the top 10 include activity tracking, fantasy sports, event tickets search and live sports scores.
Node.js has gained popularity and as the kinks are worked out, many sites are finding success with it. As the list of node.js modules grows, it's hard to figure out which modules you need and which you don't. Here are six that are especially relevant to Programmable Web readers.
With the power and scope of GIS growing as new tools become available, Jason Baker’s article on opensource.com celebrated the arrival of GIS Day on November 19 by discussing three viable alternatives to Google Maps API for creating interactive web maps for a range of use cases.
There are many tools available for auto-generating APIs. In fact, tools for automating the processes around APIs are popping up all over and being put to use by an increasing number of developers and organizations. But there are times when only an "artisanal" approach will be effective.
The recent experience of mapmaker RouteBuilder highlights one of the key issues that needs to be addressed when consuming APIs: how to manage the risk associated with an API becoming unavailable? Businesses consuming open APIs in their products need to take these risk management actions.
This is the conclusion of ProgrammableWeb’s series on Understanding the Realities of API Security based on testimony by ProgrammableWeb’s editor-in-chief David Berlind to the ONC’s API Security and Privacy Task Force. This part is a condensed version of Berlind's five minute oral presentation.
Systems evolve with certain observable patterns. If the Web is looked at as a society and applications are its members, we are watching a path of progress similar to our human societal development. For the Web, application communication via REST is driving its Industrial Revolution.