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Which APIs are the most popular with developers? There are a lot of ways to come to an answer; this month we are using our directory data to offer one. Every API in our directory has a track functionality and by looking at the data we can see which APIs our readers have shown the most interest in.
As traditional television looks to reach new audiences, the API provides a way to reuse and recycle content in a way that broadens the customer base. Broadcast companies such as ESPN are now leveraging next-generation APIs to fight back these challengers and raise bar on the competition.
How Netflix Will Balance Developers' Needs For Simplicity vs. Microservice Driven Velocity API University
The need for developer autonomy and process ownership in the Netflix API environment is being addressed by the media streaming service as they assess the relationships between their APIs, microservices, and data consumers. Two Netflix engineering managers discuss several possible solutions.
In 2008 when Netflix announced plans to move to the cloud, most observers were dubious. Now Netflix has become one of the first major companies to exist completely in the public cloud and their architectural shift to cloud based microservices led to many successes in performance and scalability.
The popular microservices architecture for applications distributes small tasks among a suite of independently-deployable services that work in conjunction to create a larger application. This style relies on service discovery on dynamic systems, as discussed in this microservices overview.
Google releases new Gmail API to give finer grained control and greater speed, potentially exploding the number of use cases. More on the implications of Netflix closing its API. Plus: check in to your hotel room with your phone, and Android offers a new camera API.
The Wireless Registry has announced the world’s first free and open proximal API. PrivateFly.com offers industry first automated and instant “buy now” private jet prices with the help of an API. Plus, why it matters that Netflix closed its API.
Later this year, developers will lose access to a popular API. Yesterday, streaming video giant Netflix announced that it will be shuttering its public API on November 14, 2014. A small set of developers including Flixster, Fanhattan and Instant Watcher will continue to have access to the Netflix API.