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Creating a RESTful API these days is not such a great challenge for a competent developer. But how about having one up and running in 10 minutes? Olatunde Garuba over at codementor.io shows you how to build a basic Node.js RESTful API with a Mongo database in 10 minutes.
Cloudways is a managed cloud hosting platform; Slack chatbots are capable of handling automatic messages. This tutorial by Ahmed Khan on the Cloudways blog shows readers how to create a Slack chatbot and connect it with the Cloudways API to automate tasks for a Cloudways hosted server.
With Google Slides, developers can build their own Google presentations from scratch or turn spreadsheets into slides with a few API calls. Wesley Chun at the G Suite Developer blog shows you how to format text in a variety of ways to create awesome presentations in Google Slides.
This is the second installment in a three-part MEAN Stack Tutorial series by software engineer Adrian Mejia. It explains some of the underlying concepts, such as REST APIs and the MEAN stack, and shows followers how to install everything you need to create a simple REST API on Node.js and MongoDB.
Message brokers are a valuable tool for handling asynchronous communications directly between servers. This tutorial on the Nordic APIs Blog discusses the use of message brokers to create choreographed microservices that may offer benefits over those based on the HTTP protocol.
How to Implement the Google Contacts API Version 3.0 in C# and ASP.NET with OAuth 2.0 API University
Google Contacts API gives client applications access to a user’s contacts list where the application can create new contacts, update or delete existing ones, or query for contacts that match particular criteria. This tutorial explains how to implement the API in C# and ASP.NET with OAuth 2.0.
Geocoding involves converting a description of a physical address into coordinates that represent that location on a map to perform spatial analysis. This tutorial on the Google Maps APIs blog describes the two approaches to geocoding with Google Maps APIs, and when to use them.
Finding an apartment in San Francisco’s notoriously competitive rental market is a challenge. The author of this tutorial created a mashup of the Slackbot API with maps and a Craigslist scraper to help him identify apartments that match his criteria as soon as they become available.
Bluetooth beacons offer a range of uses for sending radio signals over the air to connected smartphone applications. In this tutorial, developer Kuba Gretzky explains how he bypassed the beacons in restaurants to collect authorisation keys and earn himself free beer on a points-based app.
This tutorial from the FINRA Technology website explains how even novice developers can create a basic REST service for evaluating whether a number is a prime or not. The service is built using automated computing service AWS Lambda, as well as AWS API Gateway and IAM for authentication.
Microservices-based APIs allow teams to build smaller, independent components of a system for executing one particular API call. This tutorial shows followers how to build a scalable API with microservices using Google Cloud Engine and Kubernetes, then scale the number of containers as needed.
As Apple Music continues to grow, the Apple Music API is allowing developers to add music features to their iOS apps to improve the user experience. This tutorial shows followers how to build a real-time radio station application to begin broadcasting tracks and receiving user feedback.
The microservices architecture continues to grow in popularity as it enables the scalability and flexibility necessary to serve the modern marketplace. Saba Anees discusses some key considerations for migrating your existing monolithic architecture to a more streamlined microservices one.
Bots are a handy way to automate simple tasks that you might typically do on your own, such as updating calendar appointments. In this tutorial on Full Stack Python, Matt Makai explains how to build your first chatbot using the Slack API and Python to begin returning simple messages.
Postman is the Chrome app and Cloud collaboration tool that integrates into your existing workflow to simplify the process of prototyping and testing APIs. In this tutorial, Kumar Gaurav explains a simple process for getting Postman to detect and import all RAML API definitions from inside a folder.
Part of HipChat’s popularity is down to the fact that it offers integrations with services like Google, Asana and GitHub, as well as hundreds of others. This tutorial on the Medallia blog shows followers how to set up a system that pushes notifications to a Hipchat room to keep your team informed.
Facebook’s photo tagging suggestion feature automatically recognises friends’ faces in a photo to make it fast and easy to tag people you know on the platform. In this tutorial, Narendra Rajput deconstructed the process to see how it works, then wrote a small Ruby script to automate the process.
Nexmo offers a series of cloud-based communication APIs that make it easy to integrate reliable communication services into any application. This tutorial by Tim Lytle on the Nexmo blog shows followers how to build a simple text message group chat using the Nexmo SMS API and PHP.
The Rails API gem is integrated into the Rails 5 release to allow the quick and easy creation of lightweight applications that don’t require full Rails functionality. This tutorial explains how to use the Rails API gem and Docker to build microservices that can later be linked together.