The latest news on the API economy
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.
This weekend, customer support software provider Freshdesk rolled out the latest version of its API. The Freshdesk API v2.0 aims to make it easier for developers to integrate with Freshdesk and offers developers access to features and functionality not available in the existing version of the API.
Five APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Payments, Security, Bitcoin and Webhooks. Also new to the directory are SDKs for Amazon Kinesis streaming data platform and Knetik marketing platform. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
The latest beta release of Chrome includes support for W3C's Credential Management API. The API allows developers to store and sync sign-in information with a browser's credential manager. Chrome support and integration should cut down on the number of sign-ins required by a user while browsing.
DuraSpace has announced that the Fedora community is currently working on the initial phases of drafting a Fedora RESTful API specification that is better aligned with W3C and other modern standards such as the Linked Data Platform (LDP), Memento, WebAccessControl, and Fixity on ingest.
A 2014 post discussing the seven deadly sins of microservices development highlighted some of the common pitfalls of a microservices architecture. Here, we look at that post in relation to a 2016 redux of the article covering the same topic from another developer’s perspective.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Hosting, Security, Data-as-a-Service, and Air Travel. Featured today is an API for HIPPA and UETA compliant electronic signature service eSign Genie. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
EveryMatrix adds to its solution portfolio of sports betting, casino gaming, and payments with a new Web API. The API utilizes WebSocket technology to enable native mobile support with two-way, real-time communication. The update marks a change in focus to front-end, user experience development.
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.
Emirates recently became the latest airline to join the IATA's NDC initiative with the launch of its Emirates Online B2B API. The API connects Emirates' host reservation system to partner companies for access to availability, pricing, shopping, ticketing, sale of excess baggage, visas, and more.
We've added twelve APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Management, Surveys, Accounting, and Marketing, among others. One highlight today is the Google Consumer Surveys API allows users to create surveys with Web and mobile apps. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
According to Gartner, there will be nearly 21 billion devices connected to the Internet by the year 2020. That’s a lot of devices that need to be connected in useful ways. This article shows you the steps to make a Raspberry Pi speak from anywhere in the world using Node.js and PubNub.
Bitcoin has released many BitCoin price data APIs since its launch in 2013. Now, the company has announced a closed beta of a new, full-featured API that improves existing APIs and offers new features and functionality. After a beta trial with existing users, the company expects a broader release.
Last year Dropbox announced a preview of the new Dropbox API v2. The new version simplified the Dropbox developer experience. In hopes to move toward a more simplified platform, Dropbox also announced deprecation of its Sync and Datastore APIs.
As the online discussion around the benefits and shortcomings of the WordPress REST API continues, WordPress developer Matt Geri discusses the API in terms of who it is really serving. He believes the platform’s approach must satisfy the initial benefactor’s requirements to ensure adoption.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Visualizations, Accounting, Project Management, and Domains, among others. Also new to the directory are SDKs for the Tradable financial trading platform. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Change is coming to the Apple Watch app ecosystem and developers need to prepare. Apple suggested apps not compiled through the watchOS 2.0 SDK won't be available in the app store after June 1. The move comes ahead of Apple's annual WWDC developer event, implying watchOS news in on deck.