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ProgrammableWeb is constantly looking to evolve the data model behind its API directory to keep pace with changes in the API economy. We also want it to be forward looking in anticipation of developers' and API providers' future needs. This primer explains our new data model and how to work with it.
Can your application programming interfaces truly be “public” if your terms and conditions disallow application contexts deemed to be competitive to your business interests? This article looks at a recent ruling and how it may or may not help secure Uber’s ability to have a selectively public API.
Leading travel companies are broadening their distribution channels by building platforms that enable partners and customers to connect and access their inventory and sales systems via application programming interfaces. APIs are the tools powering many of today’s mobile and Web applications.
The number of available web search APIs has been reduced in recent months; Google and Yahoo have shut down a number of their web search APIs. This is the first part of a two-part article covering the state of web search APIs. The second part highlights search APIs provided by Google and Microsoft.
This is part two of a two-part article covering the current state of Web search APIs. This article takes a look at the Web search tools/APIs provided by Google and Microsoft. Article includes comparison charts highlighting some of the key differences between Google and Microsoft search tools/APIs.
As the focus on APIs grows, we spend a lot of time optimizing the DX by focusing on delivering robust documentation, easy accessible and un-throttled sandboxes, various support channels, and community events. To maximize the DX it's important to understand the larger context in which your API fits.
One of the challenges with API design is focusing on the complexities of designing a UX for your API. In most product development roadmaps, the focus is on B2C or B2B and the ideas behind those delivery models are well understood, but keeping in mind the end user experience can make a difference.
When RESTful APIs first hit the radar, one of the benefits often cited was that the APIs could be easily understood from the WADL alone. As the API industry evolves , both providers and consumers have started to recognize the need for better, more easily consumed documentation.
The idea of design first is extremely simple, and highly cost-effective. Many companies seem to be unaware, or simply choose to take a short-cut to save on the development cycle, exchanging months of refactoring and struggles for a couple of weeks to make sure it was done right.
By Jan 13th 2018, EU banks will be required to open payment and account services to third-party providers. The disruption this may cause in the banking industry is reminiscent of the shipping industry and the changes brought about by the standardization of containers 50 years ago.
With thousands of Facebook developers pushing code at an average rate of three to four times a day, writing code that is “secure by default” is critical to avoid introducing security vulnerabilities. Although secure by default code is not a new idea, it’s something many developers and
The order of popularity changes based on what data you look at. Chargebee decided to look at the actual API requests from the apps that have integrated with Chargebee using the language-specific SDKs. This gives a glimpse at which languages are most popular for SaaS and eCommerce customers.
Last week, UrbanHail, a Boston startup which developed an app to provide real-time price comparisons for Uber, Lyft and taxi services, found its access to the Uber API revoked for violating Uber's terms of service. The startup claims that Uber's actions are "anti-competitive."
Cloud communications platform Twilio, which offers a suite of APIs for text messaging, VoIP and voice, has filed its S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), setting the stage for the company to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering (IPO).
So much buildup and anticipation goes into launching an app, but once the app has gone live your work is only just starting. Most app users leave an app within the first three months after download. This article offers tips on how to make sure your app thrives once it reaches the App Store.
Creating a well-made API that will delight API consumers is a human talent that API providers rely on to ensure their product is as good as possible. This article looks at the qualities a great API developer will possess and how an organization might go about finding and recruiting such developers.
How do you arrive at an API centric enterprise? You get there with an API culture. Then, how do you cultivate an API culture? You have a team with an API mindset. Then, how do you develop an API mindset? Like good API design, it's simpler than you may expect. Just asking the right questions can
With billions of IoT devices estimated to hit the market in the coming years, closed, proprietary systems can make interoperability difficult. One way the challenge can be mitigated is through open source technologies enabling connected devices to communicate with each other.
Now that US courts have said APIs are copyrightable, the epic battle between Google and Oracle returns to a lower court to determine whether Google's limited usage of Oracle's copyrighted material exceeded the norms of fair use. As the final round opens, what is Google's legal strategy to prevail?