The Latest News On The API Economy
HTTPS adoption among the world’s top half million sites doubled this year, achieving in one year what hadn’t been managed in 20 years’ since HTTPS’ introduction. Adoption went from 5.5% in August last year to 12.4% by the end of July, according to data from HTTP Archive.
Microservices modularize software development into independent services that complicate some aspects of a project while simplifying others. While the architectural approach may not be the right choice for all companies, here are eight hidden benefits of adopting a microservices approach.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Graphics, Monetization, and Semantic Web. One highlight today is the PerimeterX Bot Defender API, which helps protect applications from malicious bots. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
No matter your development experience, it’s always handy to have a list of dos and dont's in mind when crafting your next RESTful API. These best practices will ensure that your API experiences high performance, modifiability and is easy to understand for you and anyone you decide to share it with.
GoDaddy has submitted a proposal to the IETF that would take a lot of the grunt work out of configuring DNS entries when someone is trying to marry a service they've set up with a service provider (eg: an email service provider) with the domain they've acquired through an Internet registrar.
myTomorrows has opened its database of clinical trial data to the developer community through an open API. Previously available only through the myTomorrows website, the database includes trials from the WHO's registry network. The API is free to use with no registration required.
Screen Scraper Mitigation and Dogfooding Included in Riot Games' Textbook API Justifications API University
Riot Games senior software engineer Leigh Estes has published a three part series regarding the company's ongoing digital transformation to a microservices-driven software infrastructure. The company's journey involves some of the most textbook business and technical justifications for doing APIs.
Developers worried about surpassing mobile app size limits can find salvation in the new modular SDK from MoPub. It allows developer to customize the SDK for only the ad formats they want or need to use. This means developers have more control over their app's size and can improve performance.
In this article we will start with a fully RPC API, with almost no other constraints than using the HTTP protocol for data transport, and we will start adding REST constraints through different revisions, trying to understand the trade-offs involved in each small change.
GitHub announced at the 2016 GitHub Universe conference in San Francisco a major platform update featuring a number of improvements including the introduction of Projects, availability of Reviews on all pull requests, early access to Integrations, and early access to the GitHub GraphQL API.
In the business landscape, competition is at an all-time high. There are innovations and opportunities to use APIs to develop new apps and empower businesses. Personalization is an area where businesses can gain an advantage and using the following four APIs can get you started quickly.
Google is opening up Maps to new ride-sharing partners, meaning the search giant just effectively created the first ride-hailing price comparison feature. The surprise here is that Uber, previously the only ride-sharing partner on Google Maps, allowed this.
Affectiva's emotional measurement API has been around for a couple of years now. Affectiva has seen adoption by marketers, publishers, gaming companies, and chat services. However, Affectiva believes it can greatly expand the use case scenarios by offering its service at no charge to startups.
Vonage has announced the launch of the Nexmo Voice API, a new API that can be used to integrate enterprise-grade voice capabilities with Web and mobile applications. The API includes a collection of features such as call recording, text to speech, conferencing, and call control.
Algorithmic trading can be an effective, systematic way to manage and allocate risk across any number of markets. With the use of APIs such as FXCM's Trading API, programmers can set up algorithmic trading systems that help remove the potential for human error while completing trades automatically.
Twenty One APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Transportation, Email, and Financial. Featured today are some smart city APIs: One for finding clean water in Flint, Michigan, and three more for use with the City of Chicago's bike sharing program.
Like many industries, Wall Street is being disrupted by the explosion in information processing technologies. Long established players are looking to leverage the skills of computer scientists and mathematicians by setting up algorithmic trading systems in hopes of gaining a competitive advantage.
Box introduced the "All New Box" throughout the week at its BoxWorks conference. The launch includes many developer focused features that pitch Box as a single place for all company content. Highlights to accomplish this goal include new APIs to access content and updated developer tools.
CA Technologies (CA) has added new capabilities to its API management portfolio in an effort to increase development speed. New functionality includes CA API Gateway support for Docker containers to provide developers with the agility, control and portability for faster development.
Geocoding involves converting a description of a physical address into coordinates that represent that location on a map to perform spatial analysis. This tutorial on the Google Maps APIs blog describes the two approaches to geocoding with Google Maps APIs, and when to use them.