The latest news on the API economy
Users of API Fortress, the only fully codeless API testing and monitoring platform, can now create an API test with a RAML specification file in seconds. API Fortress is offering free accounts so users can get started and experience the only drag and drop visual test composer available.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Wearables, Monitoring, and Messaging. Featured today is the FitPay API, which allows developers to add payment features to wearables using biometrics to ensure user security. Here's look at what is new.
Using the open source CareKit framework, developers can create apps that help users monitor and manage medical conditions and their overall health, and then share that data with healthcare pros. Here we run through the CareKit modules and how the pieces fit together, using sample Swift code.
Now that YouTube's Reporting API has been live for roughly half a year, YouTube has started adding new features. The latest new feature is historical data. Historical Data provides a 180 day lookback from a particular job's schedule date. Historical data is available beginning July 1, 2015.
Barchart announced a new API to bolster its OnDemand financial data platform. The event-based API monitors financial news and markets for key events and notifies users of such events in real-time to empower brokers and investors to make better decisions. Users can incorporate its own data as well.
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?
GitHub has announced the availability of two new paid plans (Personal and Organization) that include unlimited private repositories. The new plans replace existing GitHub paid plans with the exception of the GitHub Enterprise. GitHub will continue to be free for public and open source projects.
When developing a location-based application, displaying the most relevant information is the key to success. Countrywide.co.uk managed to increase their conversions by up to 300 percent when delivering points of interest by travel time. In this article, we’ll explain how to search and display
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in such categories as Messaging, Frameworks, and Database-as-a-Service. One highlight is the Game of Thrones Quotes API, which can enable apps to query and display quotes from the popular TV show. Here's a summary of the newest additions.
Hitch — a new platform service aimed at helping businesses and API providers to better engage with developers — believes that there is now a significant disconnect between the ability of API providers to create APIs, and their success at fostering API developer communities and ecosystems.
In this article we take a look at the features of LocationKit, a replacement library for iOS’ CLLocationManager and Android’s LocationManager. We explain how LocationKit can benefit location-aware mobile apps, and take you through the process of setting up and using LocationKit in your own app.
Virtual Incentives, a digital reward fulfillment company, today launched its innovative Application Programming Interface (API) for rewards and incentives. The new scalable API builds on the company’s commitment to constant innovation and nimble use of their end-to-end reward platform technology.
RAML makes it easy to manage the entire API lifecycle, from designing to documenting to sharing. This article discusses several patterns for auto-generating C# code for provisioning APIs by establishing a shared RAML that reduces friction between frontend and backend developers.
We've added ten APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Sports, Conversions, Science, and Transporation. One highlight today is the MediaBeacon API for programmatic access of digital asset management services . Here's a quick summary of the latest additions.
Checking medical symptoms on the internet has gained in popularity. Everybody wants to find out the potential disease underlying a health condition. For this reason, an increasing number of health websites are providing a symptom checker for their users.
Facebook has rewarded a 10 year-old boy from Finland with a $10,000 bounty for discovering an authentication-related vulnerability in the Instagram API that could have enabled a hacker to delete comments of any user on the popular social photo sharing service even without an Instagram account.
Vonage today announced that it is acquiring communications platform-as-a-service provider Nexmo in a cash and stock deal valued at $230 million. Nexmo counts some 350 customers and over 100,000 registered developers, and says that it is processing 5 billion API calls every year.
Traditional software development saw the creation of large, monolithic applications that encompassed all possible business activities that application may need. The newer microservice-based application architecture allows for applications that can scale by developing small, distinct components.
In part 1, we talked about microservice architectures and how they can be used to build scalable applications. In part 2, we look at what distinguishes a typical Web API that you might add to your enterprise from a microservice (with an API) and when the two approaches make sense.