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In today's look at what what going on in the world of APIs we discuss Yahoo's streaming data query engine, Bullet, which promises the ability to run 'look-forward' queries; Distil Networks released Bot Defense for API aimed at ensuring authorized users are access API servers and more.
AT&T has opened up greater access to its mobility API portfolio for channel partners. The APIs touch almost every aspect of mobility, from basic text to IoT applications. AT&T aims to reduce that amount of time its partners spend on account management, reporting and billing through API automation.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Payments, Banking,and Mapping. Highlighted today is an API for accessing road conditions across several states in the U.S. plus an API for building investment and wealth management FinTech applications.
The latest release of Postman (version 5.0) includes Pro features for free. Now Postman users with free accounts have access, with usage limits, to Pro features such as mock servers, API monitoring, automatic documentation generation and publication, and the Postman Pro API.
PotCoin first introduced its blockchain-based cryptocurrency to help streamline access to participation in the quickly legalizing marijuana industry. To help developers aid in that process, PotCoin offered limited access to its Payment API. Now, the company has released full access to the API.
We're excited to announce the release of the successor to our Leaflet Plugins, MapQuest.js! Built with Leaflet v1.1.0 integration, MapQuest.js provides all of the power of the MapQuest geospatial platform combined with the elegance of the open-source Leaflet mapping library.
Limiting API usage is a standard technique to avoid overloading your server or database at critical times. It’s not always so easy to manage without annoying API clients. Ben Weintraub over at the New Relic blog explains the techniques the analytics company developed to limit resource usage.
These days microservices are often pursued because tech giants like Uber and Twitter use them. Adam Drake argues that your startup probably doesn't need them and that they should only be used when your monolith gets so complex making the app more modular won’t cut it.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Big Data, Feedback, eCommerce and Marketing. Today's highlights include several APIs for SuperAwesome children's digital network and marketing services. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Box has released Box Elements, a set of pre-built UI components developers can use to add elements of the main Box web application to web and mobile applications. The set includes four pre-built UI elements: Box Content Preview, Box Content Picker, Box Content Explorer, and Box Content Uploader.
Distil Networks has launched Bot Defense for API, a solution that protects API servers from bots. It protects API servers by determining if a human is using a verified browser or mobile device to gain access. It also determines if a browser is legitimate or an API client masquerading as a browser.
The scariest thing about how organizations are diving into APIs like they're the latest gold rush is how few of them are taking API security seriously. Even if they did, they might turn and tuck tail. API security is hard. Very hard. And there's no easy button. Elastic Beam thinks it has the cure.
Which API providers do the best job of giving their developer community the tools needed to quickly get up and running with their APIs? In this analysis of our directory, we show how our data model allows for us to query our database and find out which providers offer the most SDKs and Code Samples.
Allfunds, one of Europe's leading fund platforms, has announced its intention to leverage its dominance in the fund space to expand into the fintech space. Through the upcoming Allfunds API Platform, Allfunds will give its customers API access to the host of services that Allfunds offers in-house.
Akamai has made improvements in its API documentation since its early days. Mike Sierra, technical writer at Akamai, explains how they improved the accuracy of their API docs in recent years. In the early days, developer teams were in charge of different parts of the documentation.
Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Recognition, Chat, and Satellites. Highlights today include the GDELT Geo API for visualizing news keywords and the Sellbrite API for multi-channel eCommerce functions. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
With Alexa’s growing popularity, developers across the world are building skills to connect the Amazon device with smart home devices through the smart home skill API or a custom model. Amazon has seen issues with some submissions for skill certification.
Finxact, a Core-as-a-Service banking technology, today announced the availability of its Open Core API, which is available through its sandbox. The Finxact Open Core API is transparent and granular, enabling banks to have full access to their customer data.
There is no shortage of statistics and data for live sports these days. However, not many are aggregating and collecting similar data for e-sports across the various channels. PandaScore is looking to change that and act as the hub for data and statistics in the e-sports world.
REST and JSON are the bread and butter of developers creating web APIs. Once apps reach a certain size, though, the lack of type safety and other issues start to grate. Michal Witkowski and Marcus Longmuir over at Improbable explain how they learned to stop loving REST and move to gRPC.