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Stream’s API portal has nailed the critical part of the DX called Time to Hello API. The getting started guide helps users onboard with minimal friction and lets them see how the API works under several use cases, all within five minutes. This helped Stream earn an Editor's Choice Award for DX.
A bot-driven Learning Lab that helps developers to get up and running very quickly with Github's API was among the unique features and other well-executed aspects of the company's API developer portal that helped it to earn ProgrammableWeb's first Editor's Choice Award for Developer Experience.
For years, REST has been the de facto standard for providers when deciding how to design their API. One alternative to REST is gRPC, an open-source remote procedure call framework that runs on the HTTP/2 protocol. Here we look at the advantages offered by gRPC and what use cases it is suited for.
One of the hottest topics among API providers has to do with how to best engage developers through a developer portal. In this special report, ProgrammableWeb has compiled a comprehensive list of features (based on real world examples) that all developer portals should aspire to.
Which APIs are the most popular with developers? There are a lot of ways to come to an answer; this month we are using our directory data to offer one. Every API in our directory has a track functionality and by looking at the data we can see which APIs our readers have shown the most interest in.
Ballerina, the open-source project from WSO2 has reached 1.0 and now provides cloud-native middleware as a programming language. The language, based on creating and consuming APIs for app development aims to simplify how developers will build and deploy cloud-native distributed apps and services.
Stream, a provider offering a streaming API platform has announced the addition of the native Android SDK for both Java and Kotlin. The SDK allows developers to add scalable feeds, activity streams, and chat functionality to their applications. Stream now offers support for most major languages.
The ProgrammableWeb directory eclipsed the 22,000-API mark in June 2019 and this milestone gives us a chance to look at what the data can tell us about the API economy. The directory has seen new APIs added at a 30% increase over the previous four years signaling that the API economy remains strong.
NVIDIA has released the Clara Deploy SDK to give developers a platform for designing and deploying AI-enabled medical imaging pipelines. The SDK provides a framework for defining application workflows and enables the creation of optimized AI models for medical imaging used in hospital systems.
This week Microsoft announced its updates for the month of February to its Cognitive Services Speech SDK, currently in version 1.3. Included in the update is the selection of the desired input microphone by using the AudioConfig class, beta support for Unity and new sample code.
Google has announced updates to its Cloud Speech to Text and Text to Speech APIs that include additional languages, voices, and more affordable pricing models. The goal of these updates is to help developers build better intelligent voice applications and make the products more widely available.
Threat Stack has released a new API that allows users to create security rules, send events to the platform, audit logs and more, all from within their existing DevOps tools. The company hopes that the API will enable DevOps teams to reduce the number of tools they must manage.
Earlier this week, Blockchain technology company Blockstream launched the beta version of its Blockstream Satellite API. The API allows users a way to create applications that broadcast private data messages worldwide using the Blockstream Satellite network to anyone with a satellite receiver.
This week Microsoft announced a few updates to their Azure Blockchain Workbench, a platform for building blockchain applications. The release of v 1.6.0 brings with it new features including application versions, an egress messaging API, and streamlined smart contract development.
Cloudflare, internet performance and security provider, announced early access to Traffic Acceleration was being added to its Cloudflare Mobile SDK. The traffic acceleration technology aims to address network throughput for mobile apps, increasing performance beyond what would be seen with TCP.
In January 2019, Google is deprecating its Picasa Web Albums Data API and disabling all associated OAuth scopes. Any existing applications using the API will continue to work until that time. In March 2019, the Picasa Web Albums API will be turned off at which point all calls will fail.
Xero, the small business platform, recently announced the coming launch of its open banking API, aimed at enabling banks, fintechs and financial institutions to offer their customers faster access to bank feeds. The API will let businesses import data in near real-time via direct bank feeds.
Google announced the release of the Google My Business API v4.3 with new functionality such as the ability to read and respond to questions and answers from customers, bulk-read reviews, see unclaimed locations that Google thinks you may own, report issues with GoogleLocations results and more.
This week Amazon announced the general availability of the Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit. The SDK was designed to bring Alexa to Bluetooth devices including headphones, headsets and wearables. Alexa capabilities and any of thousands of Alexa Skills are available for integration into said devices.
Franco-Dutch airline carrier Air France-KLM recently unveiled a new API that will power an online freight-booking tool. The API is the latest result of a three-year process to modernize the carriers’ legacy system, some of which date back to the 1980s. Related: How the USDS is