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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 2015 Google announced Progressive Web Apps. At the heart of PWA is the use of Service Workers that act as a proxy server that is located between the web application in the browser and the network. This article looks at the functionality that Angular 5 has brought to work with Service Workers.
Developers use the Bing SearchAPIs to add web search functionality to their applications. This functionality includes search across web pages as well as news items, videos, images and more. In this article we provide an introduction to the various Search APIs functionality and call them.
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.
The YouTube Data API can be used to upload and search for videos, manage playlists and subscriptions, update channel settings and more. In this tutorial, we'll review the YouTube Data API portal and show you how to use the API to build a simple app that can return the contents of a playlist.
We recently wrote about a post from CodePen.io that suggested a way of keeping API keys private when publicly sharing code samples. This time, we've gone back to that idea, given a try, and dogfooded it. We used JSBin to not only show how it works, we've embedded the "bin" in our tutorial.
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.
Inventory monitoring solutions make it easy for businesses to predict production demands and inventory spoilage remotely to increase efficiency and profits. This tutorial shows you how to leverage Twilio Functions to build an industrial sensor to monitor temperature, humidity and object weight.
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.
An API Gateway is a design pattern often used in microservice architecture to provide a single access point to the underlying system. In this article, Mateusz Korszun from Meltwater explains why it's crucial to have meaningful tests for their API gateway. He also shows you the test setup their use.
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.
The Google QPX Express API allows developers to search for real flight availability and prices and use this data into their applications. This articles shows you how to integrate Mule with the Google QPX Express API, giving your app a flight availability and price search functionality.
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.
The connected camera category has seen much growth since 2014. In this tutorial, we reproduce the basic functionality of a camera like the Nest Cam but with the unique property of being cellular connected. We will use a Twilio Programmable Wireless starter pack and Raspberry Pi to do this.
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.
In order for APIs to deliver on a myriad of benefits and objectives, organizations must design them with scale in mind. However, the need to build high-performing APIs that scale with the business ecosystem is pressuring many development teams to build APIs that may be restricting business growth.
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.
Whether you're working on a simple web app or a huge corporate portal, the Laravel PHP framework is up for the task. In this tutorial, you'll go through the steps required to set up a Laravel-powered LAMP stack using a DigitalOcean-based cloud server running Ubuntu 16.04.2.