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One of the hottest topics among API providers has to do with how to best engage developers through a developer portal. In this special report, ProgrammableWeb has compiled a comprehensive list of features (based on real world examples) that all developer portals should aspire to.
Accepting PCI-compliant payments can be vital to your business because many people still prefer to call and speak to a live person. This article will show you how, in under five minutes, to capture payment details and charge a credit card using Twilio's TwiML verb and Stripe.
Many APIs provide data to use in an application but that data isn't always complete. This tutorial shows how to retrieve data from an API for global flight tracking and then transform it into GeoJSON to store in HERE's XYZ Geospatial Storage API and then render it as a 3D map with Three.js.
Many of us have a love/hate relationship with appointment reminders. Maybe the least annoying notification is a text message, and it's also the easiest. The Twilio REST API lets you create intelligent reminders, and you can also benefit from simple integration with your CRM and reservation systems.
This tutorial will show you how to make a heatmap using Mapbox GL JS. Heatmaps can be used to display a large amounts of points in a visually engaging way for your audience. Here we refer to heatmaps as a visualization that is useful for showing the density of points over an area.
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.
When Google opened its Tensor Flow machine learning (ML) tech, it also unleashed a tidal wave of possibilities, potentially triggering a tipping point as businesses begin to understand what ML can do for them. But for many ML remains an enigma. This tutorial is for those of us who are such mortals.
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.
The YouTube Data API can be used to upload and search for videos, manage playlists and subscriptions, update channel settings and more. In part 3 of this tutorial, we continue to extend our code and show you how to use the API to build a simple app that can return the contents of a playlist.
The YouTube Data API can be used to upload and search for videos, manage playlists and subscriptions, update channel settings and more. In part 2 of this tutorial, we'll extend our code from part one and show you how to use the API to build a simple app that can return the contents of a playlist.
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.