The latest news on the API economy
Google implemented a number of changes to its Maps API Standard Plan. Apps created on or after June 22nd will be subject to a host of new rules surrounding access and limits. Active domains utilizing the APIs prior to June 22nd are grandfathered in to differing degrees depending on implementation.
Red Hat announced that it signed an agreement to acquire 3scale. By adding 3scale to its existing portfolio, including Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Mobile Application Platform, Red Hat hopes to strengthen its enablement of the API economy with simplified cloud integration.
BetterWorks announced an API that connects data points from across an enterprise into a single report, dashboard, or method. The API enables companies to gather the data necessary to create and measure company goals. BetterWorks aims to "combine the power of goals and the value of people".
As the focus on APIs grows, we spend a lot of time optimizing the DX by focusing on delivering robust documentation, easy accessible and un-throttled sandboxes, various support channels, and community events. To maximize the DX it's important to understand the larger context in which your API fits.
One of the challenges with API design is focusing on the complexities of designing a UX for your API. In most product development roadmaps, the focus is on B2C or B2B and the ideas behind those delivery models are well understood, but keeping in mind the end user experience can make a difference.
When RESTful APIs first hit the radar, one of the benefits often cited was that the APIs could be easily understood from the WADL alone. As the API industry evolves , both providers and consumers have started to recognize the need for better, more easily consumed documentation.
The idea of design first is extremely simple, and highly cost-effective. Many companies seem to be unaware, or simply choose to take a short-cut to save on the development cycle, exchanging months of refactoring and struggles for a couple of weeks to make sure it was done right.
By Jan 13th 2018, EU banks will be required to open payment and account services to third-party providers. The disruption this may cause in the banking industry is reminiscent of the shipping industry and the changes brought about by the standardization of containers 50 years ago.
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.