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R is a great language for data analytics, but it's uncommon to use it for serious development which means that popular APIs don't have SDKs for working with it. This is a how-to guide for connecting to an API to receive stock prices as a data frame when the API doesn't have a specific package for R.
Getting structured data out of web pages — often referred to as "web scraping" — is a real need, particularly for people whose job it is to prepare and analyze the information that's available in web pages. Meeting this need is right up the alley of a data extraction tool, such as Import.io.
Laravel is one of the most used PHP frameworks for projects of all scopes. The framework is versatile and supported by a passionate community of developers and users. In this tutorial, you'll go through the steps required to set up a Laravel-powered LAMP stack on a cloud server running Ubuntu.
X-Cart is a shopping cart solution for merchants looking to provide customers with both a desktop and mobile shopping experience. This tutorial will show you how to use X-Cart's REST API to exchange data with the X-Cart database without the need for direct access to the underlying database server.
Serverless architectures have been gaining wide traction among developers over the last couple of years. This article is a technical tutorial on getting started with Google Cloud Functions, the serverless offering on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) which entered beta at the recent Cloud Next 2017.
A common client request is to integrate a blog directly into their React app; one that lives in a subdirectory for its SEO benefits. Common solutions include using a pre-rendering service but in this article you'll learn how to build a CMS-powered blog using React, Next.js, and ButterCMS.
GitLab is a tool that helps teams to work cohesively and collaboratively across a singular platform. JIRA is a project management tool for planning, tracking, and releasing software. In this article, we dive into how to integrate GitLab with JIRA, and look at the advantages of this integration.
When Apple open-sourced Swift, developers saw a greater potential for the language than mere client-side iOS development. The community envisioned a language that could become more universal and cross-platform, evidenced by the emergence of server-side Swift powered by the Vapor Web Framework.
CORS is a security mechanism that allows a Web page from one domain to access a resource from a different origin. This article provides an in-depth guide to Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) for REST APIs, on how CORS works, and common pitfalls especially around security.
One of the most distinguished features to come out of Apple’s last WWDC, is for third-party communications apps to be able to tap into the system level and allow users to interact with incoming calls on the same level of intimacy as regular phone calls. This article provides an overview how.
As a developer, you can provision REST APIs in many different ways including using a PHP micro framework, such as Slim. In this article, you'll use the Slim framework for creating a REST API. You'll then use this API for performing CRUD operations on a user-defined table in a database.
In an effort to aggregate search across the iOS user experience, iOS 9 introduced proactive suggestions, which were subsequently enhanced in iOS 10. In this article, we explain the role of proactive suggestions and provide an overview of how to implement them in your iOS apps.
Voice enabled applications are widely expected to see a lot of action this year with Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home devices likely to get more user acceptance. As a developer, it is important to tap into this ecosystem early. This tutorial will walk you through getting started with Google Actions.
Information professionals who work in higher education institutions encounter a number of problems while managing data and addressing the needs of those who use their electronic libraries. This tutorial shows you how tools available via the Intellexer API can help address those challenges.
Omnipay is a PHP processing library that supports 26 reputable payment gateways, including PayPal and Stripe. This article shows you Omnipay's capabilities by verifying a customer's credit card information and then uses the SDK for making a payment through a Stripe payment gateway.
This is the first part of our series How to Add Postcode-Based Proximity Search With Open Data. In this article we will explain how to geocode a dataset using open data. By the end of this article, you should be able to take a dataset and add the position of each record to that dataset.
This is the second part of our series How to Add Postcode-Based Proximity Search With Open Data. In this article we’ll explain three ways to geocode your data using Open Postcode Geo. We show you how to find the position of each pub in a dataset; and use this dataset to find the nearest pub.
This is the third part of our series How to Add Postcode-Based Proximity Search With Open Data. To find a nearby business, you need to know: nearby what? In this article we show you how to implement the common application of nearest locations to a postcode provided by a user.
This is the fourth part of our series How to Add Postcode-Based Proximity Search With Open Data. In this article we will show you how to take a geocoded dataset and a postcode, and order the dataset by proximity to the postcode. This is used to find the nearest pub to a user specified location.
In this article we will start with a fully RPC API, with almost no other constraints than using the HTTP protocol for data transport, and we will start adding REST constraints through different revisions, trying to understand the trade-offs involved in each small change.