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project44 has expanded its transportation visibility suite of APIs to railroads. With the rail visibility API, users gain end to end, real-time tracking of rail shipments across US and Canada rail networks. This API supplements the truckload visibility API for a multimodal tracking suite.
Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Shipping and Mapping. Highlights include the Lengoo API which allows applications to be integrated with human translation services, and gRPC versions of Google Cloud Vision and Video Intelligence APIs.
Google has announced that availability of its Manufacturer Center service has been expanded to more countries and the company has launched the Google Manufacturer Center API. The API allows Manufacturer Center users to programmatically add, update, delete, and distribute product data.
ALFAcashier has opened an API for access to its electronic currency exchange and associated features. The API allows users to integrate cyrptocurrency exchange functionality directly within third party sites and apps. Additional services include order creation/status/tracking and address validation.
A good API is the secret to being able to test earlier, which means finding problems earlier in the software process. Perhaps earlier enough to prevent the delays, certainly earlier enough to save time. If you want to test earlier and be more effective, this is the place to start.
The best workflows direct customers through business processes, guiding them along each step they need to take to reach their goals. They also give developers good starting points for testing. But how can API testing workflows help teams figure out where to start, and know when they're done?
Many software testers get by with a small toolset but testing an API requires expanding on that. New tools emerge and others go out of fashion every day, but at least we can make a list of what is relevant right now. Here are some suggestions to help your process of choosing an API testing tool.
This is the final part of our API Testing series. In this article we will talk about what's coming up in the near future that will change how we test and deliver new APIs. Included are looks at the possible effects of newer architectural styles such as GraphQL and gRPC, and new tooling.
Even though Webhooks, PubSubHubbub, and WebSockets are really popular, they aren't the only options at your disposal. This part of the series provides overviews of a number of other push alternatives that you might find helpful for meeting the needs of your particular application.
As Microsoft continues to see the popularity of Kubernetes on Azure increase, the demand for a simple solution to connect containers to Azure services arose. Accordingly, Microsoft recently announced the preview version of the Open Service Broker for Azure through the Open Service Broker API.
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Email, and Bitcoin. Highlights include the Vantiq API for building applications that automate systems, resources and operations, and the LaterPay API, for developers to monetize applications
GraphQL was created by Facebook to solve nagging issues with RESTful APIs like having to make multiple roundtrips to the server to fetch required data. Tech titans like GitHub and Shopify are already using it in production but many businesses have yet to take the leap.
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Recognition and Cryptocurrency. Highlights include the Google Poly API for access to 3D assets, and several APIs for querying United States patent information. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Payment Rails has launched its Global Payout API which provides applications payout capabilities such as international ACH, real-time currency conversion, and global mass payouts. The platform provides access to a network for sending payouts using SWIFT, local banks, and other methods.
This week, Amazon announced the launch of a new Route 53 Auto Naming API that allows developers to automate the registration of DNS for microservices. According to Amazon, "The new API simplifies the management of DNS names and health checks for microservices that run on top of AWS."
How to Create a Quick and Dirty Example of The Proposed Standard for In-Band API Service Warnings API University
As a best practice, API providers often go to a lot of trouble to notify developers of upcoming disruptions or changes to their APIs. All of this happens out-of-band like in a ChangeLog or an email. But how about the idea of in-band notifications, especially when developers are impossible to reach?
Google has announced that the Google Cloud Video intelligence API is now in public beta. The company also announced updates to its Cloud Vision API which includes increased label detection model vocabulary, improved text detection model, and the addition of Google Image Search-powered web detection.
An API marketplace is more than an API developer portal where potential consumers discover and subscribe to APIs. It provides the means for a diverse group of people to design and publish APIs, along with tools, documentation, and incentives to participate, such as monetization and evangelism.
Salesforce has simplified its Bulk API. A Bulk transfer job in v2 reduces the number of steps required by the user. Because Salesforce is handling batching in v2, the API user no longer has to break data into batches for upload. Salesforce also introduced new features and simplified limits.
The Nexmo SMS API is a service that allows you to send and receive SMS messages anywhere in the world. Nexmo provides REST APIs, but it's easier to use their official Java SDK. This tutorial covers how to send and receive SMS messages with the SDK so that you can use them in your applications.