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With so many projects being worked on in GitHub, often by multiple users, Kristopher Sandoval discusses why developers love the service. The benefits of collaborative editing, language agnostics and powerful versioning support make it difficult to find reasons not to use GitHub.
Skyscanner is a travel search site that helps users find flight, hotel and car rental deals anywhere in the world. This has led to considerable growth in website traffic, but it is the free access the company provides to its APIs that is generating interest from travel startups.
Runscope provides tools to simplify the management of API testing. The company has fine tuned its service further with the addition of the new import and export functionality, saying that users can now create, modify and version entire suites of API tests even more quickly and easily.
APIs are largely hailed as the driving force behind digital innovation, and it is difficult to argue with this concept. Yet despite many high-profile API evangelists preaching the good word about APIs in general, there is a need for more localised evangelism, according to a post by Sam Macklin.
PayPal has launched the much anticipated Webhooks support for its Payouts functionality. This allows users to receive notifications on their Webhook URLs for PayPal Payouts transactions. These notifications are currently for status scenarios such as processing, success and denied.
The new 3D Touch feature on the iPhone 6s adds powerful new features to apps that enhance the user experience. This case study discusses how Instagram embraced the related APIs.
When a customer scraped their website to get around the lack of an API, 99Designs finally got to work building the idea they had sat on for 2 years, learning lessons along the way.
Hilton extends the capabilities of its HHonors app by integrating with Uber’s API, providing automated Ride Requests from inside the Hilton app to improve guest experience.
Apple has revealed that it will release an open API, allowing developers to access the next generation Apple TV's new universal search feature.
Using the bottom-up approach to game development, Ruud van Falier discusses Rumar Gaming’s approach to building a scalable technology stack for fast deployment of future releases.
Like the United States Postal Service, the NZ Post in New Zealand must innovate in order to respond to the threat from new competitors. How is it doing that? With APIs.
You know APIs have hit the big time when even the Kardashians have them. And have them they do, along with the headaches of securing them and their, uh, adoring fans.
See how Kocomojo enabled marketers with the Google Maps API and beacons to create geo-targeted and hyper-local boundaries that trigger campaigns on customer smartphones.
One gap in Google's Cloud Platform had to do with the performance and cost of bandwidth hungry apps. Now, Google is partnering with CDNs to offer better options for developers.
The rise of the API economy is supported by the documentation, yet many devs place little importance on this aspect despite the perils of providing poor or obsolete documentation.
As several large U.S. banks release public APIs for third-party integration, the move could set in motion the digital transformation the banking industry needs to remain relevant.