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Newman by Postman is an open source tool that can be used to run and test Postman collections directly from the command line. Among the best ways to use this CLI tool are running Newman with a local JSON file, running Newman with the latest collection URL, and integrating with a CI/CD pipeline.
Following its acquisition this week of Smyte, a “trust and safety as a service” company, Twitter has reportedly shuttered Smyte's API with little warning to Smyte customers, which include well-known companies such as GoFundMe, Indiegogo, Zendesk, TaskRabbit and popular package manager npm.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Recommendations, Location, and Astronomy. Highlights include the new Snapchat SnapKit SDKs, Monique.io key-value storage API, and an API for filtering out profanity. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament is currently underway, and millions of football (soccer) fans are closely following the matches. This post highlights APIs that provide FIFA World Cup data such as live scores, matches for a given country, current tournament standings, and scheduled matches.
YNAB, a budgeting app that stands for You Need a Budget, this week announced the launch of an API that will allow third-party developers to build their own apps that incorporate functionality and data from YNAB. To help developers, YNAB has published API documentation and launched a forum.
GitHub Unity 1.0, GitHub's editor extension for Unity, is now available for download. GitHub originally announced an alpha version of the project in March 2017, and a beta version earlier in 2018. Now, just in time for the annual Unity dev conference, GitHub has made the editor extension ready.
This week, 500px cryptically announced the 500px API would no longer be available for free. The announcement hints that the API will continue to be available for a price, but no pricing tiers or models have been published. The announcement was made via Hacker News and developers are speculating.
Google has added a new AR API, the WebXR Hit Test API, to Chrome Canary, the version of Chrome where it tests bleeding edge, experimental functionality. The API is designed to "[help] immersive web code place objects in the real world" and provides a single API that performs a raycast.
Amazon announced the launch of private endpoints for its Amazon API Gateway. Although API Gateway has greatly expanded over the years, and has enabled developers to build public APIs for almost any backend, private endpoints have remained unavailable and often requested by developers. Until now.
Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Banking, Cryptocurrency and Mapping. Featured are APIs from FollowAnalytics for mobile app engagement services, and APIs from PelicanPay for compliant banking. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Violet this week announced what it says is a "unified API for anything on the internet." The idea is to make it easy for people to buy whatever they want, no matter where they see it on the web, without requiring them to backtrack or hop through ecommerce sites across the internet.
Since the Cambridge Analytica debacle, Facebook has faced pressure to improve its security practices. In response, Facebook cut the functionality of its Graph API and the Instagram API. Now, one developer has petitioned Facebook to go even further in making the Instagram API more open and secure.
Snapchat launched its developer platform. Named Snap Kit, Snapchat has finally reached out to the developer community with a series of API-based tools that allow developers to integrate Snapchat features within third party apps. Creative Kit, Login Kit, Bitmoji Kit, and Story Kit make up Snap Kit.
If you were existing anywhere but under a rock for the last few weeks, then you were probably subjected to a gauntlet of GDPR notifications from the websites that you frequent, including ProgrammableWeb. They may not have even mentioned GDPR or the General Data Protection Regulation.
Personal Remedies has set a goal of combatting chronic illnesses through diet. It is empowering a community of self-healers through its AI-based knowledge base that finds food and nutrient based remedies for certain illnesses. Now, the "choose this" for "this disease" is accessible via API.
Amazon has released an Appstore Sales Reporting API that allows developers to download sales reports programmatically. Developers use the API to retrieve monthly sales data as compressed CSV files. The CSV file contains item information such as marketplace, invoice ID, item name, and sales price.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Cryptocurrency, Monitoring, and Mapping. Highlights include APIs for programmatic access to the City of Seattle datasets, and the Apple MapKit JS API and SDK. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
ProPublica added lobbying data and bill-related press release data to its Congress API. Developers can request lobbying data tracked by the Clerk of the House and Representatives and the Secretary of State. If a press release mentions a bill or bill number, the API makes the release available.
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Microservices, Blockchain, and Open Data. Featured are APIs from DataSift for real-time human data aggregation and from Rebel interactive email marketing platform. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.