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Zillow is a popular real estate service that many people use when searching for homes and apartments. With many sites like Zillow, its API tech stack is drawing developers with ideas for leveraging such a site to build very creative services that increase the site's functionality.
If you're going to provide an API that is both desirable and stable, you need to ensure that your initial API release is functional, reliable, and usable. A death knell for APIs is releasing constant breaking changes or updates that require app developers to rework their app.
You can learn to build an app using the Salesforce API that gives you a customer's name, email, and phone number. The API can help you to access leads information and understand client behavior. Web actions like click, watch, scroll, browse can determine how a sales team can follow up.
Recent investigations show how users can be authenticated via web without using passwords. It’s called WebAuthn or Web Authentication that uses a Web API in a browser. Clients can be verified with their phones, hardware keys, or trusted devices. In his article, Nick Steele explains the new standards
When you work with a Serverless API, you focus on the application, not the servers. Scalability is flexible and availability automated. The original tutorial links to a crash course on Serverless with Node available here: https://hackernoon.com/a-crash-course-on-serverless-with-node-js-632b37d58b44
The OpenRates API exchanges rate and converts currency in real time. Access the latest rates, historical rates, and base currency. You can learn how to access live data in this tutorial. Go back to the archives because the Rates API offers historical exchange rates beginning in 1999.
This article should help you learn how to build an API without a server by using Go language. The author, Tom Maiaroto, built Aegis, an open source framework and deploy tool that uses a RESTful API, aiming to simplify, scalate, and speed up development.
For certain kinds of tasks it can be tricky to get around API rate limits. A prime example would be implementing an incremental search with a third-party API. Ed Ellison over at the Mint Digital blog shows you how you can do it with a little help from GenStage and WebSockets.
GraphQL is seen by some as the beginning of the end for RESTful APIs. GraphQL lets you get all the data you want in the way you want from an API while only ever calling one endpoint. But where to get started? Scott Domes over at MuseFind will take you from zero to hero in only twenty minutes.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to build a Shopify app from scratch with Node. You’ll learn how to request an access token from a shop and then make an API call. First, you’ll need to create a public HTTPS address for the purposes of authentication.
API documentation, as we all know, is rarely comprehensive and almost never up-to-date. An alternative way to get to know an API is by intercepting API calls from a mobile app and examining how they work. Here Jan Schwoebel over at his blog will show you how you can easily do that for iOS apps.
In this, developer-blogger Alex Kras shows us how to overcome the 60 second audio file limitation of the free tier of Google's Cloud Speech API by taking a longer audio file, breaking it up into short chunks, and then cycling through those chunks to make a complete transcription.
GraphQL was created by Facebook to solve nagging issues with RESTful APIs like having to make multiple roundtrips to the server to fetch required data. Tech titans like GitHub and Shopify are already using it in production but many businesses have yet to take the leap.
In this Microsoft tutorial the contributors share the steps for building a bot with their SDK and testing it with the Framework Emulator. Initially, you will need to install Node.js, create a folder for your bot, form a command prompt, and run the npm command nodejs npm init.
Would you like to add a photo gallery to an application with the help of Vue.JS framework? It could be useful to showcase products, demonstrate what a service can do for the users, or serve as a call to action. Vue.JS framework facilitates building user interfaces on the web.
GraphQL, the Facebook-backed open source tech, is making waves across the internet right now. Some people claim it’s going to revolutionise API design and leave REST in the dust. But what is it exactly and why the fuss? James Governor over at Redmonk explains.
A hypermedia API is an API that contains links in the responses. In this tutorial, you’ll learn what such an API looks like and why you might want to create one. Ismael Celis over at Thoughtbot will take you thru building a generic Ruby client written according to Hypermedia design patterns.
OAuth Newbies can find it tricky initially. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to get started with OAuth 2.0 while avoiding all the fiddly parts around handling tokens. The folks over at Insomnia will show you how to authenticate an API client for the GitHub API with OAuth 2.0 and the Insomnia app.
Microservices are all the rage these days but accessing data from multiple microservices can be a drag. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use GraphQL to make fetching and manipulating data from multiple sources easy as pie. Chris Anderson over at the Fauna blog will show you how.