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.
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.
As the API economy continues to grow and the hubris around the opening of banking becomes deafening, this debate provides the backdrop to a dialogue increasingly characterised by the avid interest of government and industry bodies. This need appears to derive from a number of goals.
The Web Payments Working Group has published the first public drafts of payment specifications which include a Payment Request API, payment method identifiers, and basic card payment. The basic idea behind the specifications is to make payments easier and more secure for end users.
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Facebook announced v2.6 of the Graph API. The version updates a number of Facebook services including Messenger, Facebook Live, Reactions, Video, Rights Manager, Facebook Ads, and Sharing across devices. As the backbone of Facebook's developer platform, Graph API updates draw much attention.
The WebUSB API grants USB-connected devices direct access to web services. The draft API was recently published at WICG and the creators are open to feedback on GitHub. While the API is not a universal solution, it could have major implications for the advancement of the Internet of Things (IoT).
A new study by Ovum and Distil Networks released today shows that a third of all APIs are designed and implemented without any input from an enterprise’s security team. This continues through to management of an API, where there is often disagreement internally over who should manage API security.
Swipebuster is using the private Tinder API to obtain Tinder user data. Swipebuster can find out if a specific person is using Tinder and can provide the most recent date that person used the Tinder app. Other companies that have had private APIs reverse engineered include Uber, SnapChat, and Tesla.
Since the Heroku Platform API v3 hit the market over two years ago, Heroku has announced the official sunset date for v2. On April 15, Heroku will no longer provide access to v2. Prior to the 15th, Heroku will stop supporting auth in query string for security purposes. Prompt migration is necessary.
Microsoft continues to plug its new open strategy, and a number of new Graph-related services propel its strategy. With new apps and APIs connected to the Graph API endpoint, Microsoft is quickly allowing two way access to and from Office 365 apps and third-party, non-Microsoft apps.
The recent debate surrounding Apple’s defiance of the FBI’s request to provision a back door into an iPhone has done something that few other news events could have done; it significantly raised the general public’s awareness of the degree to which Apple has gone to protect the privacy of its cus
So far, this article has primarily focused on the extent to which a smartphone's fingerprint reader can be used to secure the device or provide convenience to the end user. But, does the absence of an AND/conjuction approach for unlocking the device also mean that AND/conjunction is not available
Open banking uses APIs to make services like algorithms, data, identity, processes and other business functionality available to ecosystems of customers, employees, third-party developers, fintechs, vendors and other partners. This article offers four reasons open banking will go mainstream in 2016.