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Accurate Background enhanced its employee screening API to include international search. The feature arrives after a decade of developing in-country and regional contacts, language skills, and regulatory compliance knowledge. API access to the resources streamlines international background checks.
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.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in the Cloud, Automation, Environment, and Messaging categories. Also added are SDKs for Optimal Payments, Nike+ , Commercetools, and Maventa invoicing. Here, we summarize the new additions and how they can assist application developers.
Slack introduced a new User Group feature to its collaboration platform aimed to replace mass emails. New Slack API endpoints allows users to create and maintain such groups.
Jack Dorsey took to the Twitter Flight 2015 mobile developer conference stage to kick-off the annual event with a massive apology to the developer community. Over the years, Twitter has alienated their developer community. Dorsey's promise will now need to be backed by action.
Microsoft announced availability of the ORTC API preview for Edge. ORTC API support is not yet available in other browsers which may pose some difficulties for app developers.
Six APIs have been added to the directory in Bots, Torrents, and Messaging categories, among others. Also new are source code samples for Fortytwo messaging. Here's a summary.
Netflix intentionally creates infrastructure failures to build resiliency (Chaos Engineering strategy). Where Chaos Monkey killed servers, Chaos Kong kills entire AWS regions.
API Science enables API developer-consumers to monitor usage of APIs in their apps, and gives API providers insight into what their dev community is experiencing.
Helpchat API extends its personal assistant messenger capabilities to 3rd parties. Businesses across industries will gain functionality within existing systems and apps.
Bugsnag helps developers to quickly and effectively detect and fix bugs and errors. The Bugsnag API provides access to this functionality.
SmartBear released a new plug-in for the SmartBear Ready! API. The plug-in integrates with Microsoft's Azure API Management and allows the portal to import APIs to the Ready! API.
Enables developers of all types to create applications that invoke the Salesforce1 API using components found in a new marketplace, which officially opened today.
Rise of Docker containers fuels need to plug application performance management tools directly into Docker API to gain visibility into IT operations.
We've added 7 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in such categories as Financial, Education and Infrastructure-as-a-Service. Also added were source code samples.