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Jason Harmon, head of APIs at engaging forms tool Typeform, recently gave a talk on three common API design mistakes and how to deal with them. Included are the use of HTTP POST versus GET, compressing APIs that poll a lot and using group calls to take advantage of common chains of calls.
Identity management platform provider Okta has acquired Stormpath, a user management API provider. Now developers using Stormpath APIs and SDKs have until 8/17/2017 to migrate to Okta or another identity management platform. The acquisition of Stormpath demonstrates the risk of using startup APIs.
Google's Cloud Video Intelligence API makes it possible to scan and search videos for nearly anything thanks to machine learning. Google says the tool relies on a simple REST API that can peek at every single frame in videos hosted in Google Cloud Storage. It may alter content discovery in video.
The API is at the heart of the technology of every connected person’s daily life. Mark O’Neill, research director at Gartner, presented some of the trends in the API industry at a recent APIDays conference. This article delves into them and how they affect the future of the tech industry as a whole.
This past September, Dwolla launched its Same Day ACH Pilot Program which offers members advanced access to Same Day ACH. Yesterday Dwolla announced that Same Day ACH is now out of pilot and available to all approved Access API partners and Same Day ACH has been added to the Dwolla Access API.
Google says Android Studio 2.3 is all about the little things. The company took pains to clean up its Android app developer platform while also introducing a small number of new features and tools. The result, hopes Google, will be happier developers and better apps for Android smartphones.
Citi expanded its API portfolio with access to its CitiConnect platform. CitiConnect allows users to streamline cash management needs. The CitiConnect API grants access to the entire CitiConnect platform from ERP and treasury management systems. Citi expects lowered risk and reduced costs in turn.
This weekend hackers will gather for the Febreze Home Hackathon at the RobotX Space event in Santa Clara. The challenge is to “envision a home system that blends music with scent, or an interconnected room that uses feeling, sight and smell”, by leveraging access to APIs for the Febreze Home device.
Amazon Alexa, the voice-controlled artificial intelligence behind the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot in-home speakers, has amassed a whopping 10,000 skills. Skills are features, tool, actions, or abilities enabled by developers. As such, Amazon is saying a big Thank You! to its supporters.
Adobe announced the unveiling of its cloud-based digital signatures platform built on an open standard. Adobe used the recently released Cloud Signature Consortium API specification to update its digital signatures platform. Adobe also announced that new capabilities have been added to Adobe Sign.
TensorFlow, Google's machine learning software library, has reached 1.0 status and now packs support for a wider selection of APIs for ingesting and analyzing Big Data. The tool's pre-1.0 life found it helping researchers, engineers, students, and others in scouring data for patterns and insight.
When designing an enterprise architecture it can be common to use a typical Pub-Sub pattern using a message queue subscribed to a topic. This can have some real-world costs and queues may not be necessary. This article shows a better choice than using queues and when it makes sense to use a queue.
Amazon announced an update to the Alexa Skills Kit that will let developers take control of how Alexa speaks. SSML Speechcons can spice up Alexa's pronunciation for the sake of clarity, emphasis, or just for fun. Listening to Alexa is a painful reminder that computers still don't know how to speak.
Google this week released the final build and SDK of its Android Wear 2.0 platform. The revised operating system for wearables makes significant changes throughout for both end users and developers alike. Google is imploring developers to ensure their apps are compatible with the new code.
Google distributed Chrome 56 at the end of January. Buried within for the first time, developers will find the Web Bluetooth API, which lets websites contact and trade information with nearby Bluetooth devices, such as IoT hardware. The change has some frothing at the mouth over personal privacy.
Slack is targeting the enterprise in a big way with Slack Enterprise Grid, a scalable version of its business communications platform. Along with the expanded platform, Slack updated its Node.js and Python SDKs so developers can add the new features to their own Slack business apps.
If your website isn't already mobile friendly, it should be. Google today released the Mobile Friendly Test API, a tool that lets developers automatically and quickly see if their webpages are mobile friendly. Think of it as a useful instrument for what should be a mandatory business practice.
Google released Chrome 58 Canary this week, which enbales WebAssembly by default. The action gives Chrome more power to run web apps directly in the browser, but this is early days. WebAssembly -- sometimes referred to as wasm -- is a smaller, more efficient format for compiling content on the web.