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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.
Cloudways is a managed cloud hosting platform; Slack chatbots are capable of handling automatic messages. This tutorial by Ahmed Khan on the Cloudways blog shows readers how to create a Slack chatbot and connect it with the Cloudways API to automate tasks for a Cloudways hosted server.
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.
With Google Slides, developers can build their own Google presentations from scratch or turn spreadsheets into slides with a few API calls. Wesley Chun at the G Suite Developer blog shows you how to format text in a variety of ways to create awesome presentations in Google Slides.
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.
This tutorial shows you how to create a free email alert feed using the Webhose.io API and MailChimp. We’ll start with a basic query to monitor content mentioning Donald Trump. Then we’ll add some filtering parameters to the API query and show how to plug the API URL into a MailChimp RSS campaign.
This is the second installment in a three-part MEAN Stack Tutorial series by software engineer Adrian Mejia. It explains some of the underlying concepts, such as REST APIs and the MEAN stack, and shows followers how to install everything you need to create a simple REST API on Node.js and MongoDB.
Message brokers are a valuable tool for handling asynchronous communications directly between servers. This tutorial on the Nordic APIs Blog discusses the use of message brokers to create choreographed microservices that may offer benefits over those based on the HTTP protocol.
Google Contacts API gives client applications access to a user’s contacts list where the application can create new contacts, update or delete existing ones, or query for contacts that match particular criteria. This tutorial explains how to implement the API in C# and ASP.NET with OAuth 2.0.
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.
Geocoding involves converting a description of a physical address into coordinates that represent that location on a map to perform spatial analysis. This tutorial on the Google Maps APIs blog describes the two approaches to geocoding with Google Maps APIs, and when to use them.
Finding an apartment in San Francisco’s notoriously competitive rental market is a challenge. The author of this tutorial created a mashup of the Slackbot API with maps and a Craigslist scraper to help him identify apartments that match his criteria as soon as they become available.