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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.
Pusher has announced an enhanced "Sandbox" plan to its tiered pricing program. The original Sandbox version permitted 20 concurrent connections, and 100,000 messages per day. Now, the plan allows 100 concurrent connections and 200,000 messages per day. The move is aimed to attract new developers.
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.
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.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has formed a Web Payments Working Group to develop recommendations that will "make payments easier and more secure on the Web."
Netflix intentionally creates infrastructure failures to build resiliency (Chaos Engineering strategy). Where Chaos Monkey killed servers, Chaos Kong kills entire AWS regions.
Today, Pinterest announced that its API is publicly available and launched a sandbox that allows developers to more easily test integrations with its API.
BusinessInsider.com has published a stinging editorial regarding the outlook for Evernote. But it was written by a contributing writer who not only has a potential conflict of interest, his indictment relies on his dissatisfaction with just one feature of Evernote instead of the product as a whole.
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in categories such as Travel, Predictions, and Charts. Here's a summary of the new additions for developers.
API-centric online payments platform Stripe yesterday unveiled Relay, an API that allows retailers to syndicate product information to mobile apps.
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.
The Glidera API enables wallet developers to enhance their applications by allowing users to easily and securely buy and sell Bitcoin within those applications.
Ordoro has announced the launch of the Ordoro API, which makes it possible for developers to build applications that simplify e-commerce back-office operations.