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SendGrid announced they are sunsetting two of their API endpoints this month. In an email sent to their API consumers, Sendgrid stated that all API calls must now use a new base URL. They also directed developers to reference SendGrid’s API documentation or contact them through their attached email.
Technology is applied to many industries to varying degrees. This post by Danny Schreiber from Zapier discusses how the Ohio House Republican Organizational Committee used Zapier’s web app automation and integration service to connect distributed voter data to define campaign efforts.
The previously popular Google Earth API is being deprecated and is due to shut down in early 2016, signalling the end of access to its 3D imagery via the API. This post by Timothy Whitehead for Google Earth Blog looks at four applications that used to use the API, and what they are using now.
As part of their bi-annual State of Software Security (SOSS) Report, Veracode released the findings of the Fall 2015 publication. Drawing on more than a trillion lines of code, the report shows that some programming languages and platforms suffer from more security risks than others.
APIs are a great driver of business as has been shown many times over and the accounting industry is no exception. Accounting firm MYOB's Keran McKenzie shares his best practices for companies developing their API strategy including understanding their market and making the API easy to implement.
As the number and scope of software solutions aimed at HR departments continue to grow, HCM solutions provider ADP has developed the Marketplace. This marketplace acts as an HR-oriented operating system with app store that uses APIs to build connectivity and share data between separate solutions.
McLeod Software serves the freight and shipping industry with ERP software. Now, the company offers SMS integration for its leading product to open new channels of communication between logistic companies and drivers, speeding up internal processes to provide a faster service for its customers.
With The AP releasing an updated version of its Elections API earlier this year, news organisations across the US now have faster access to elections race information. This led NPR and the NY Times to improve on their legacy FTP system by building a new API for accessing AP information faster.
With the continued move towards a comprehensive Health IT ecosystem, the Office of the National Coordinator for health IT held the first meeting of an 11-member task force to identify the potential security and privacy concerns around sharing sensitive healthcare information using APIs.
As more security vulnerabilities in IT software are discovered and exploited by malicious endeavours, Cisco has released its openVuln API that automates the sharing of security vulnerability information in a move aimed at nurturing an open security automation standard across the industry.
Taking inspiration from enterprises that adopt an API-first culture, the new IT leadership team for the state of Arizona defined their strategy, changed the culture and built a cloud-based digital platform that leverages APIs to drive digital transformation of a decentralized enterprise.
Although some developers may be unaware of the prevalence of real-time APIs, they are already used by some of the world’s most popular providers. This post by Phill Leggetter for the Pusher Blog discusses five reasons why API providers should embrace a real-time API to add more value to users.
Social video distribution platform Epoxy allows users to easily publish video content across multiple social networks from a single location. Recently, the company leveraged the Twitter video API’s native upload capability to provide a new feature for creators that enhances fan experience.
With the power and scope of GIS growing as new tools become available, Jason Baker’s article on opensource.com celebrated the arrival of GIS Day on November 19 by discussing three viable alternatives to Google Maps API for creating interactive web maps for a range of use cases.
With so many projects being worked on in GitHub, often by multiple users, Kristopher Sandoval discusses why developers love the service. The benefits of collaborative editing, language agnostics and powerful versioning support make it difficult to find reasons not to use GitHub.
Skyscanner is a travel search site that helps users find flight, hotel and car rental deals anywhere in the world. This has led to considerable growth in website traffic, but it is the free access the company provides to its APIs that is generating interest from travel startups.
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.
APIs are largely hailed as the driving force behind digital innovation, and it is difficult to argue with this concept. Yet despite many high-profile API evangelists preaching the good word about APIs in general, there is a need for more localised evangelism, according to a post by Sam Macklin.
PayPal has launched the much anticipated Webhooks support for its Payouts functionality. This allows users to receive notifications on their Webhook URLs for PayPal Payouts transactions. These notifications are currently for status scenarios such as processing, success and denied.
The new 3D Touch feature on the iPhone 6s adds powerful new features to apps that enhance the user experience. This case study discusses how Instagram embraced the related APIs.