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MuleSoft founder Ross Mason has a bit of a reality check for anyone willing to listen. It has to do with how the majority of today's artificial intelligence can only do about half of what it should be doing. According to Mason, it needs to be more of a two way street and for that, you need APIs.
Over 57 million Americans get their health insurance through Medicare. However, one barrier to significantly improved care has been the free flow of Medicare claims data between dissimilar systems. According to the US Digital Service however, version 2.0 of the Blue Button API should fix that.
To laypeople, the high potential disciplines of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and data science are enigmas. Most people don't even know what these terms mean, let alone what to do about them. But, in its Einstein portfolio of AI offerings, Salesforce has cracked the code.
Looking to help businesses unlock the potential of the IoT, Salesforce has launched IoT Explorer; a console that gives organizations a comprehensive view of the sensors, devices and other things that they have assembled into their Internet of Things. ProgrammableWeb's David Berlind gets a demo.
TRX Systems' 3D "Indoor GPS" Solutions Guide First Responders In Lethal Situations (includes podcast)
Largely in response to learnings from terrorism-related events, there's a new protocol for first responders that involves their entry into buildings before they're fully cleared of any danger. Commanding a situation like that requires GPS-like 3D indoor mapping technology where no GPS exists.
Whether you're leading your decades-old organization through a digital transformation or you're a developer plotting out your career path, you'd better get to know and understand the new breed of developer. She or he is not just a software engineer, s/he's a businessperson too (includes a podcast)
Readme.io, a service that greatly simplifies the process of documenting technologies like APIs, is taking its popularity with API providers to the next level in a new offering called Build. Working off that tradition of simplicity, Build simplifies the design, provisioning and consumption of APIs.
After enduring controversy over its original license (referred to as "BSD+Patents") for the React framework and then capitulating by switching to the open source MIT license, Facebook has announced a license for GraphQL that open source pioneer Bruce Perens says is too restrictive (includes video).
Google has announced a developer challenge in hopes of promoting the creation of Google Fit applications. Submissions are being accepted until February 15, 2015.
Chris Dunleavy, strategist for Ziftr, talks about the growing number of companies that are building cryptocurrency-enabled products and APIs to support retail applications.
Slice, a company focused on shopping data, has just released an API that delivers its unique data set to partners.
Online learning company Versal has launched an open developer program that aims to help developers build "learning gadgets" that enable teachers to build online courses.
MediaMath opened up access to an exclusive Facebook API. We interviewed Wilfried Schobeiri, MediaMath's senior VP of technology, to get additional details on the big news.
Keen IO is working to enable analytics easily for all APIs. The company provides analytics and data science features for mobile apps and web dashboards. By providing the basic infrastructure, analytics for APIs is made easier. In an interview with Dan Kador, co-founder and CTO of Keen IO, he shares his vision and plan for a more analytically layered programmable web.
Today, Heroku makes a huge announcement around its support for PHP. PHP is currently one of the most popular languages driving the web. Although PHP drives the likes of some of the webs giants (e.g. Facebook, Etsy, etc.), PHP has traditionally lacked some qualities (e.g. runtime, management, infrastructure elements) that peers like Ruby on Rails, Python with Django, and Node have delivered for quite some time. On April 30, at Facebook's F8, a new PHP is announced with full Heroku support. On the evening of the announcement, ProgrammableWeb caught up with Heroku's Adam Gross.
Today, SmartBear announced the general availability of SoapUI 5.0. SoapUI was specifically designed to tame the growing number of undocumented REST APIs on the market today. In preparation for the launch, ProgrammableWeb caught up with Matti Hjelm, SmartBear's SoapUI Product Owner, to learn more.
Google recently announced Shopping Campaign support via the AdWords API. To better understand the new offering, ProgrammableWeb caught up with Eric Tholomé, Google Product Management Director.
3SCALE recently announced the launch of the 3SCALE AWS API Proxy. The new offering allows anyone to setup an API management proxy on Amazon's AWS infrastructure. To learn more about the new API proxy, ProgrammableWeb caught up with 3SCALE CEO, Steve Willmott.
While the number of APIs grows by leaps and bounds every year, only a fraction of websites offer official APIs. Not willing to wait, those who want and need data are increasingly taking matters into their own hands through the creation of unofficial APIs. A new tool, Gargl, gives individuals an open-source option for doing just that.