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Vitrium has recently announced the release of its Application Programming Interface (API) for its popular document security solution, Protectedpdf. The new API will allow developers to integrate their software and workflows with Vitrium’s DRM and document encryption software.
We've added 6 APIs to the directory today in Pets, Gestures, and Astrology categories, among others. Also added were some code samples for use with two fantasy sports APIs.
We've added 6 APIs to the directory today in PDF and Japanese categories, among others. Also added to the directory, some client libraries for use with the Twilio and Fitbit APIs.
Twelve new APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory as well as iOS, Node.js and Ruby client libraries for Weather Underground API.
The New SDK by Dynamsoft will allow a connection to TWAIN scanners to support document scanning modules within HTML5-based browsers without old plugins.
Rendering engines inside browsers have been the subject of some of the fiercest debate across the Web. Although HTML5 represents a significant advance in terms of the richness of Web applications, industry giants such as Facebook have balked over what are often described as “black box” implementations of rendering engines in browsers that support HTML5 and that were not nearly as fast as native environments on mobile computing devices.
Mobile developers have come to rely on a number of backend-as-a-service (BaaS) offerings that make developing and deploying mobile applications a whole lot simpler. Now Sencha wants to take that that concept to the next logical conclusion in the form of an extension to its application development tools that turns the Microsoft Azure cloud into a BaaS environment for mobile applications.
Industry conferences such as DeveloperWeek 2014 are a great way to take the temperature of current industry thinking: whether it be discussions among developers over coffee, an aside in a panel presentation, or the chance to compare two presentation styles from developer-focused services. With ProgrammableWeb at DeveloperWeek in San Francisco, here is some of the buzz that we heard.
Marking what has been a multi-year journey, Telerik today unveiled Telerik Platform, which combines a rich set of tools for developing applications for multiple platforms with cloud services that manage the application lifecycle process.
Well over 600,000 developers participate in a topcoder community that not only allows them to expand their development skills, but also gives them access to projects where they can get paid for participating.
An upcoming PDF Liberation Hackathon is aimed at raising developers' skills in unlocking data from PDF sources. The hackathon will be held onsite in Washington D.C. and in San Francisco on Jan. 17 - 19, 2014, while international developers can also compete remotely. ProgrammableWeb spoke with organizer Marc Joffe about how API-focused developers can participate.
HTML5 and its APIs have gone a long way toward making Web applications compete with native applications. A key area in which HTML5 has seen the maximum attention from developers has been in its support for media technologies. Developers have used HTML5 audio and video APIs in tremendously innovative ways. However, it has not been an easy ride, with developers complaining about the lack of support for complex audio and video functions.