The Latest News On The API Economy
Microsoft just announced one of the more groundbreaking enhancements to its app maker, Windows App Studio. The REST AI Data Source allows users to retrieve data from third party API providers. The move greatly expands the potential for app development within the Windows App Studio environment.
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."
After having successfully delivered a face-to-face all day class on the basics of APIs for people are at the beginning of their API-provisioning journeys, ProgrammableWeb is taking its instructional content online so that anybody can attend the next edition of that class, from anywhere.
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).
The growing use of APIs increases the potential security vulnerabilities that expose businesses and users to malicious intent. A recent study undertaken by Ovum and Distil Networks shows that a lack of clarity in who is responsible for API security means not enough is being done manage the risks.
Microsoft announced that its Edge browser will support Speech Synthesis APIs with the next Windows 10 update. The support will allow websites to convert text to speech in a customized manner. Further, Microsoft will support Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) to enhance developer control.
CrowdStrike Inc. today announced the addition of a broad set of sophisticated and easy-to-use APIs to the CrowdStrike Falcon Platform, along with new development and integration resources, as part of its Spring release of new solutions and services.
On Thursday the two-week trial between Oracle and Google ended when a federal jury found that Google's re-use of 37 Java APIs in the development of its Android operating system is protected by "fair use." The decision marks a win for developers who are likely to see relief from API copyright.
Twilio launched a beta trial for its new Notify API. The API represents a single, user-centric API that gives developers programmatic control over notifications to users in the format, and on the device most desired. Twilio hopes to send the right message, at the right time, to the right user.
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
The Google Maps API team maintains many Google Maps APIs and SDKs. Manually tracking updates across the various sets of Release Notes presents a challenge for developers. Google now offers auto-updates to Maps Release Notes via RSS feeds. RSS feeds for all Maps and Places APIs are available.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
FLIR wanted to scale interest in its thermal imaging technology so it teamed up with AngelHack to help organize a developer community for its products. AngelHack looked beyond hackathons to connect FLIR's business objectives to its drive for open innovation around its technologies and brands.
MuleSoft has conducted a survey of IT decision makers to find out how things are going with respect to various organizations' plans for digital transformation. The survey also looked to get a pulse on where those organizations stand in terms of both implementing and planning for APIs.
After 18 months of courting independent developers and business development deals, Mitch Colleran at Eventbrite had a few realisations about APIs. By broadly categorising APIs as either utilities or ecosystems, the approach to building API programs and measuring value becomes clearer.