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We recently wrote about a blog post from CodePen.io that suggested a way of keeping API keys private when publicly sharing code samples. This time, we've gone back to that idea, given a try, a dogfooded it. Yep, we used CodePen to not only show how it works, we've embedded the "pen" in our tutorial.
A new report anticipates continued global growth in the API testing market. While blossoming technologies like AI, machine learning, and IoT will drive this growth, challenges to the market reaching its full potential include consumer concerns with data security, and lack of education around APIs.
Monzo released an interim API to comply with the Payment Services Directive (now officially law). While the company plans on adding all functionality of its interim API to its standard developer API, the interim API will ensure immediate compliance for companies managing account information.
API documentation, as we all know, is rarely comprehensive and almost never up-to-date. An alternative way to get to know an API is by intercepting API calls from a mobile app and examining how they work. Here Jan Schwoebel over at his blog will show you how you can easily do that for iOS apps.
GraphQL is the alternative to REST APIs offered by Facebook. Developers using Coursera APIs enjoy the flexibility, type-safety and documentation that GraphQL brings. It wasn't always smooth sailing and Coursera's Bryan Kane describes the company's bumpy journey from REST to GraphQL.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including DevOps, Video, Reputation, and Security. Highlights today include the Apility API for confirming legitimate vs. fake users, and the Slipstream multi-cloud management API. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google today gave G Suite developers three new tools to put to use in their Apps Script projects. The updates include a new script dashboard, a new API, and a new command line interface. Here's the skinny on Google's latest offerings for enterprise and business G Suite developers.
Private messaging app Confide has launched ScreenShieldKit, an SDK that allows developers to use its anti-screenshot technology in their iOS 10 and 11 apps. ScreenShieldKit can protect text, photos, videos and documents from screenshots taken using a variety of common methods.
New Relic has launched its Insights Dashboard API providing customers programmatic access to sub-account dashboards and accounts across their organization. The API includes five types of endpoints which allow users to programmatically list, show, create, update, and delete Insights dashboards.
Open Referral, which develops data standards and open platforms designed to distribute information about community resources, yesterday announced that its Human Service Data API Protocols, "a set of open source protocols for the real-time management of resource directory data", are ready for use.
Switching from one programming language to another can be a monumental step for any team. This past year, the team at Stream switched its primary programming language from Python to Go. Leaving Python behind was a big step for us, but using Go gives us advantages we couldn't ignore.
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Engagement, Database, and Emergency. Highlights include the Xillio API for connecting applications to content repositories such as Dropbox, Hadoop, Zendesk, Github, and many others. Here's a look at what's new.
The SWIFT Institute has announced the 2018 SWIFT Institute competition which challenges Australian-based students to find ways to protect personal information and other sensitive data in open data environments. This year’s challenge focuses on financial services and open banking APIs.
Aria Solutions announced an API-based softphone solution that brings Salesforce CRM and Cisco telephony platforms together in a single solution. The Velocity Softphone is available on the Salesforce AppExchange and eliminates the need for agents to flip back and forth between various platforms.
Last week Amazon announced that it is adding cooking capabilities to the Smart Home Skill API, which enables Alexa to control and check the status of cloud-connected devices. Initially, the API will be extended to allow Alexa to control microwave ovens but support for other devices is coming.
Go2mobi enhanced its demand side advertising platform with the Total Control API. The API provides access to Go2mobi's complete suite of mobile advertising features. Whether users are looking to enhance an existing workflow, or build a standalone DSP, the Total Control API aims to fit the need.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Sentiment, Recognition, Payments, and Subtitles. Featured today are several APIs for adding Artificial Intelligence features to applications from DeepAI. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Just like airport security, a system hosting a public API has to deal with heavy loads of incoming traffic every day. Most of that traffic is legitimate but not always. David Andrzejek explains to you how you can keep the bad apples out of your API while still serving millions of requests each day.
A little over a year ago, CCP released its ESI API for Eve Online. One of the notable goals of the ESI API was to replace the CREST and XML APIs within 18 months. Just 14 months after ESI's release, the company has achieved parity, and will sunset the CREST and XML APIs on May 8, 2018.
During the upcoming webinar “How API adoption boosts profits” on January 11, Marshall van Alstyne and David Berlind will discuss research that quantifies increased company profits when adopting APIs, and provide real-world examples of how businesses can achieve this type of dramatic impact.