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Relink has released the beta version of the Goodwin API providing programmatic access to information and insights for specialized job roles. Goodwin provides data for specified job titles such as most important skills, previous positions, educational background, and time spent in the position.
In an effort to foster transparency in the job searching process, hired.com is sharing the results of a study on salary information for software engineers. The report looks at how different tech hubs compare salary-wise and how that translates into quality of life in those markets.
Mozilla announced a number of add-on development tools for its Firefox browser. Among the announcements, the WebExtension API simplifies cross-browser extension development.
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We've added 6 APIs to the directory today in Jobs, Customer Service, and Notifications categories, among others. Also new are several SDKs for use with the GitLab API.
Opbeat releases application performance study that shows most errors on mobile and Web applications occur outside the normal business day.
LinkedIn today announced major changes to its developer program that will see a number of now-public APIs become accessible only to select LinkedIn partners.
To fill a general lack of talent, Paul Graham of Y-Combinator argues for decreasing legal hindrances to allow exceptional immigrant programmers access to employment within the U.S.
Monster now integrates Twitter's API to allow companies to target their job advertising to specific types of candidates.
MyJobHelper provides an API that allows developers to add job search content to their own websites or applications.
An overview of major site analytics tools that can help with analytic architecture.
Mobile financial services startup, ItsLikeCash is seeking API developers. Developer experienced with JSON, REST, OAuth and banking are highly desired.
Having a great website that is informative and engaging is no longer enough these days. Your customers are on the go, and with their trusty IOS or Android devices in their hands, they're accustomed to interacting on the move and getting the information they need instantly and in real-time. GunDog Labs' mobile website builder product, Abra, helps businesses get with the programme by offering them a mobile website creation platform that helps make their existing sites more mobile friendly. Abra's Mobile Websites API allows developers to access this functionality and integrate it with other applications or build mobile websites.
Wowzer, video screening/interviewing provider, announced the public release of the first Wowzer API. Wowzer believes its video screening platform (as an alternative to phone screening) reduces candidate screening time by 75%. Recruiters and employers can evaluate and respond to applicants in a time and manner most beneficial to their organization. Extending the Wowzer platform via API allows recruiters to integrate the Wowzer features into existing hiring processes.
APIs open up a lot of unique opportunities that require engineers with diverse skill sets. You can see this in both the engineering and evangelism roles below from Stormpath, Xero and Klout. Being a polyglot is as important as ever, especially when the technology you're building by definition can work with everything else.
There are two sides to the API equation: production and consumption. This week's API job openings are focused on the consumption side which presents a unique set of challenges as an application becomes more distributed.