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In 2015, Nexmo launched a series of developer contests. The contests kicked off with a focus on open source and developers were challenged to build open source integrations that added the Nexmo Verify or Number Insight APIs. This article takes a look at the best dev projects from the past year.
The previously popular Google Earth API is being deprecated and is due to shut down in early 2016, signalling the end of access to its 3D imagery via the API. This post by Timothy Whitehead for Google Earth Blog looks at four applications that used to use the API, and what they are using now.
Visa has opened up its global payments network to developers releasing a set of new RESTful APIs and developer website. Developers will have access to different Visa platform capabilities via RESTful APIs including payments, analytics, alerts, ATM locations, geographical-based data, and more.
API tooling platform Restlet has today launched a new version of DHC by Restlet, an API testing tool that functions from within the Chrome web browser. DHC helps API developer consumers to test API requests through a visual interface and can help API providers to build a quality user experience.
Sickweather is known for its real-time illness tracking. Where hospitals and government agencies take weeks to report illness trends, Sickweather scans social media outlets for real-time tracking and reporting. Now, Sickweather has made the API behind the tracking service available to developers.
As part of their bi-annual State of Software Security (SOSS) Report, Veracode released the findings of the Fall 2015 publication. Drawing on more than a trillion lines of code, the report shows that some programming languages and platforms suffer from more security risks than others.
WalmartLabs has released OneOps, a cloud management and application lifecycle management platform, as open source. OneOps is a multi-cloud application orchestrator that developers can use to quickly develop and launch applications as well as maintain them throughout the entire application lifecycle.
Cloudinary has added responsive image breakpoints technology to its API. The functionality allows users to automatically select image size in a responsive website environment across devices with disparate screen sizes. Additionally, Cloudinary launched a web-based tool with the same functionality.
Software users in the consumer market have come to expect what is referred to as the “consumer-grade user experience.” It usually goes something like this: a consumer downloads an app from an app store and if it doesn’t meet their needs, they delete it and move on to the next one.
Amazon web Services’ Lambda dramatically streamlines event-based programming in the Amazon infrastructure by automating the running of code based on triggers generated by events within S3 services. This tutorial uses Lambda and API Gateway to build a simple request handler in around 10 minutes.
Atlassian released three features to Bitbucket in hopes to speed up development in a distributed team environment. Smart Mirroring, Git LFS, and Projects were all designed for growing development teams that quickly consume resources and aggregate data that become overwhelming for legacy systems.
Application delivery platform provider, NGINX, announced release 8 of NGINX Plus. Among the many new features with R8 comes the OAuth Technology Preview, full HTTP/2 support, an on-the-fly reconfiguration API, and improved cache for large video files. Demo apps and live webinars are planned.
This article is the third of a three part series from MLSDev that shows you how to build an eCommerce API using Ruby on Rails. In this part, readers are shown how to secure their online store by implementing registration and authorization. A Github project accompanies this series.
This article is the first of a three part series from MLSDev that shows you how to build an eCommerce API using Ruby on Rails. In this part, readers are shown how to set up your API to populate your online store with the products that you will be selling. A Github project accompanies this series.
This article is the second of a three part series from MLSDev that shows how to build an eCommerce API using Ruby on Rails. In this part, readers are shown how to implement product search including autocomplete and full text search for an online store. A Github project accompanies this series.
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.
When it comes to learning computer programming, Ruby is often singled out as a good place to start. It's creator wanted to improve programmer productivity while making programming more fun, and this has led to its relative simplicity, making it a good language to start with.
Unified Inbox has launched UnificationEngine, an Internet of Communications (IoC) platform designed for the Internet of Things (IoT). UnificationEngine features a number of pre-built connectors and makes it possible for developers to integrate multiple communication channels using a single API.
A cornerstone feature of any Web application is the login page. This article take you step by step through the process of adding phone number powered second factor authentication (2FA) to a Web application by taking advantage of Nexmo's Verify API. This tutorial requires knowledge of PHP.
Fastlane helps unify the iOS developer’s build and deployment processes, affording greater automation through sophisticated integrations with various third-party tools. Fastlane consists of utility apps that make building and distributing iOS apps easier, in a more orchestrated manner.