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If you're trying to build a highly usable developer tool, then a proper Command Line Interface (CLI) to interface with your API is paramount. This article outlines what we found to be best practices among other CLI tools and developers' needs when it comes to building a proper CLI.
This article presents an introduction to and tutorial on apilayer's positionstack, a forward and reverse batch geocoding REST API. positionstack has more than two billion addresses worldwide in its database. And, its service scales to manage more than one billion geocode API lookups per day.
Curity.io CEO and co-founder Travis Spencer explains why he thinks its a better idea to rely on a dedicated appliance to handle identity management for API access. The approach to API identity management is modeled after the design of routers that do only a few things but do them really really well.
This article offers an introduction to and tutorial on aviationstack, a free, real-time flight status and global aviation data API used by more than 5,000 companies. It offers up to the minute information on flight departures, arrivals, historical arrival data, routes, airports, airlines, and more.
Dynadot, an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar knows it's important for customers to find domain names that are right for them. That’s why they use Verisign’s NameStudio API, a domain name suggestion solution that returns relevant domain names in 13 languages and across a wide range of TLDs.
Directnic, an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar, needed a solution to reduce domain name search abandonment that could be easily integrated into the company’s domain name search platform. It chose Verisign’s NameStudio API, a smart domain name suggestion solution that helps drive registrations.
Email is probably one of the most important channels explored by marketing managers. Done right, email marketing can have an ROI of 3400%. Bad email lists keep many companies from seeing these results. This article looks at how email verification tools can help companies achieve desired results.
Corporate decisions are always driven by data and it determines a company’s long-term success. The quality of data a company can access determines their customer experiences, analytics, insights, retention, and revenue. This article looks at ways a company can improve its data quality.
In this article, we offer an introduction and tutorial on serpstack, a free, real-time Google search results API used to monitor brand performance on search engine results pages around the world. serpstack is a vital SEO tool to research and understand search engine performance.
In the connected P&C insurance ecosystem, a property data API has become a critical enabler for businesses committed to staying ahead of the competition by modernizing workflows and offering innovative customer-centric services that have a direct positive impact on the bottom line.
There are many reasons to scrape the web including identifying breaking news, aggregating content, data collection for machine learning, and more. This article presents an introduction and tutorial to scarepstack, a powerful, real-time web scraping API service used by more than 2,000 companies.
This article looks at some potential use cases of different objects presented in the documentation for the TomTom Maps SDK for Web. We’ll go through uses of classes GeolocateControl, Evented, and IncidentMarker, and how these might be helpful to be aware of as you start interacting with TomTom Maps.
If you require accurate real-time world weather data for your application, the weatherstack is worth considering. The weatherstack API provides historical weather data back to 2008 and measurement units for metric, scientific or English. This article provides an introduction to the API.
For developers planning to incorporate route optimization in applications, it's helpful to know how to choose a routing API. Here the RouteSavvy team offers the top six tips for choosing a routing API and a case study of how the RouteSavvy API was integrated into a floral delivery software system.
Are all CPaaSes (Communications Platform as a Service) created alike? Telesign's director of product management Vince Oh thinks not. In this interview with ProgrammableWeb.com editor-in-chief David Berlind, Oh explains how Telesign's parent company gives it a unique competitive advantage.
While engineers build APIs to enable automation, they don’t always get the same benefits themselves during API development. In this article we will address the common problems with API development below and show how automation can help enterprises create better, faster, and more reliable APIs.
When developing APIs, upfront planning can save a lot of unneeeded coding. A design-based approach to building APIs can save you and your API consumers additional development cycles. There are three key elements at the heart of a great API design process: the API schema, collaboration, and testing.
DevOps is not just a technical process, but also an approach to help your team build better software. In this post, we'll cover four important DevOps practices. Using a tool like Postman, you can ensure each of these practices is easily communicated to the rest of your team.
Cloud-based storage has opened up new possibilities for managing and analyzing data. However, not all information stored in the cloud is as easily accessible as it could be. This article looks at the different types of APIs that let you sync to the cloud and have a safe way to access your files.
Screen scraping has bridged the connection gap between banks and fintech for decades, but banks are now starting to deprecate it because of PSD2. bunq has managed to build a growing community around its open API since 2017, and it serves as an example for other European banks striving to innovate.