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One of the cool things our directory data allows us to do is to get a glimpse at both short term and long term trends in the API space. One slice of data worth looking at is the categories have had the most growth. This article looks at which categories have grown the most in the last five years.
After ProgrammableWeb's platform migration and launch of a new directory data model, a major directory change was to separate SDKs from Libraries and Frameworks. In this post we look at the growth of the SDKs and Sample Source Code directories paying extra attention to the last couple of years.
One of the more interesting views given by the directory is a look at what sectors are seeing the most growth in APIs. The directory data model allows for one primary category as well as multiple secondary categories and in this article we take a look at which categories are most represented.
The ProgrammableWeb directory eclipsed the 17,000-API mark in the first quarter of 2017 and this milestone gives us a chance to look at what the data can tell us about the API economy. This article, the first in a series of looks into our directory data, examines the overall API growth trend.
The dramatic growth of the API economy has lowered the barrier of entry for many companies but building an API-first company still presents a number of potential pitfalls. This article offers lessons learned from building an API startup. Kairos bills themselves as a human analytics platform for
At the start of an organization’s API journey, a number of questions need to be answered as part of the initial planning and analysis phase of the API lifecycle. Once answered, an organization can move into the design phase where API-first is our preferred methodology for designing APIs
Google has announced that they will shutting down panoramic photo sharing site Panoramio, along with its API on November 4th. Originally the company had announced plans for the shut down back in 2014 but due to strong community feedback they postponed those plans until users had viable options.
Starting in December, developers will be able to make bots for Google Assistant. The creation of interactions will be done through the recently announced Actions on Google. Google Assistant is an AI offering much like Amazon's Alexa.
On Tuesday Twilio announced the launch of their Voice Insights API that allows developers to monitor network and device performance during WebRTC calls. With the API, developers can now programmatically adjust their applications in response to varying network and device conditions.
APIs are the backbone of many government led open data initiatives. France is now joining the ranks of governments providing better and easier services to the public via the use of APIs. API.gouv.gr is an API portal with 15 APIs that allows for the embedding of government services.
On Thursday the two-week trial between Oracle and Google ended when a federal jury found that Google's re-use of 37 Java APIs in the development of its Android operating system is protected by "fair use." The decision marks a win for developers who are likely to see relief from API copyright.
BBVA and Sutor Bank have opened APIs to third parties on the heels of Capital One doing the same last week. They join a growing list of banks that are exploring open API platforms but, does this signal a trend? There are roadblocks to open platforms, namely the banks themselves.
Facebook has announced that they will be holding 27 meetups around the world in conjunction with its F8 developer conference. This year's F8 conference, where Facebook introduces new products and provides a look at future plans, will take place on April 12th in San Francisco.
With 2015 in the books, we take a final look back at the stories that captured your attention this year. Here is a recap of the most popular stories of the year across news and analysis, API category roundups, and tutorials, based on what our readers clicked on and shared most often this year.
The Pearson Student Coding Contest is open and accepting proposals. I'll be participating as a judge in this contest aimed at undergrads building apps to improve online learning.
While Oauth workflows are very common, they aren't always clear when first encountering them. This tutorial shows an OAuth flow using the ZenDesk API and a third party app.
Google will host a series of developer meetups focused on the Google Maps API in Boulder, Chicago and New York this June. Each event will focus on real-life use cases of the API.
Microsoft releases how-old.net as a demo of their Project Oxford machine learning APIs. It uses facial recognition APIs to guess the user's age and gender with varying results.
Bill Brantley looks at the Department of Labor's API page, claiming it as an example of an API provider doing the four important functions necessary when writing API documentation.
As the IoT space continues to grow and mature, many companies are rolling out platforms for connecting devices to the cloud. Here are 7 startups doing just that.