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When you work with a Serverless API, you focus on the application, not the servers. Scalability is flexible and availability automated. The original tutorial links to a crash course on Serverless with Node available here: https://hackernoon.com/a-crash-course-on-serverless-with-node-js-632b37d58b44
Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Weather, and Blockchain. Featured today are APIs from the Walmart Open API Developer Portal for affiliates and the Zoom Rooms API for virtual meetings data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
The OpenRates API exchanges rate and converts currency in real time. Access the latest rates, historical rates, and base currency. You can learn how to access live data in this tutorial. Go back to the archives because the Rates API offers historical exchange rates beginning in 1999.
Messaging service Kik launched a cryptocurrency called Kin through a near-$100 million initial coin offering (ICO) last September, and now its Kin Ecosystem Foundation will give as many as 25 developers up to $3 million in Kin to bolster the cryptocurrency's ecosystem as part of a new program.
GitHub Enterprise 2.14 is now available, and it includes a number of new tools for developers including unified search, Checks API (public beta), multiple issue templates, and several tools for easier Administration. The Checks API is only available for use with GitHub Apps.
Ding, a leader in mobile top-up, recently introduced its DingConnect API. The API allows third party apps and websites to offer top-up services to their customers and users. As prepaid phones approaches the 4 billion mark, Ding believes top-up services complements a host of web and mobile services.
Twenty APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Banking, Spam, and Cryptocurrency. Also new to the directory are SDKs for MapQuest mapping services. Highlights include the Plino API for spam filtering. Here's a rundown of the latest additions
The Lenderlink API system is now freely available to second charge mortgage packagers. Lenderlink aims to be a single platform to connect mortgage packagers to lenders. The Lenderlink API could do away with the disjointed single API per lender integrations that currently exist in the market.
Despite modern technology’s reliance on APIs to bridge gaps between services and platforms, the actual process of developing and understanding APIs is fraught with gaps in communication among people, teams and business verticals. This article looks at how Postman can help improve your documentation.
A recent issue has brought to light the lack of customer service provided by Google Cloud Platform. Google has promised to improve yet the same issues appear to be commonplace. Anyone looking for a platform upon which to run production products has a serious reason to pause when considering GCP.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Telephony, Verification, and Artificial Intelligence. Featured today is a 'forecast-as-a-service' API and an API that converts almost any file to PDF. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
As various services like Facebook deal with competitors by packing more functionality into their apps, those apps are increasingly experiencing usability issues. In the old days of the API economy, outside developers could leverage a service's APIs to build something better. But those days are gone.
Twitter has been planning to end certain legacy, live APIs for quite some time. After delaying the move a couple of times, Twitter appears to be officially ending some live and streaming APIs next month. This leaves certain apps, like Twitterrific, with no capacity to continue offering key features.
Relying upon third-party public APIs to do business has always been a risky business. Historically, some APIs have changed or disappeared altogether. But now, the API economy has entered a phase where relying on such APIs (or even publishing them) could be perilous. Maybe it's time for a rethink.
Android P is closer to a reality. Google introduced the third beta for Android P. Because it is nearly final, there are no new APIs or features. Rather, this beta round focuses on bug fixes, stability, and moving to the latest security features. The final version will arrive this summer.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Banking, Blockchain, Email, Games, and Insurance. Featured today is an API for retrieving game data about Clash Royale and an API for Contentjet CMS. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
This post will introduce you to the Synthetic Monitoring concept, which can make you feel more confident about your production system because you find errors quicker. It focuses on improving your Mean Time to Recovery (MTTR), and gathering valuable metrics on how your whole system behaves.
Amazon has introduced a Python version of its SDK for Alexa Skills Kit in beta. The Python SDK adds to the Java and Node.js versions which are now generally available. Through the SDK, Python developers can handle requests, build responses, manage attributes, and make Alexa API calls.
Security researchers have discovered a secret API in Microsoft Office 365 that gives investigators access to detailed information about activities that take place within Office 365. It makes available information about attachment, read and search activities, along with a variety of metadata.
While the furor around Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal have died down, the world's largest social network continues to make changes to its APIs "to better protect people’s information". Today, it announced that a number of its APIs will only be accessible to apps that have been reviewed.