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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.
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.
Currencycloud is a cloud payments platform that allows businesses to automate and send international bank transfers. In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Currencycloud APIs so you can begin to make international payments from within your organization's business applications.
A few years ago the best computer vision algorithms were the preserve of a few neural net researchers. Now, anyone can gain access to the best object detection algorithms in the world through public APIs. Wayne Walls, CTO at Filestack, put four of the best through their paces over at their blog.
Often API responses give you way more data than you ever wanted. Normally this isn’t a problem but sometimes you’d really rather receive just the fields you want in the payload to avoid putting strain on your app. Wesley Chun shows you how to do exactly that with Google APIs and field masks.
If you've ever used CodePen to prototype your own web apps or to closely inspect and fork someone else's code, then you know that one thing CodePen can't do is hide the API keys of any APIs that your app consumes in the process of doing whatever your app does. But now, there's a workaround.