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ProgrammableWeb has launched a special resource center to help developers find the top COVID-19 related APIs and other appdev resources. It is meant to provide developers with the most up to date information and tools to help them build solutions related to the coronavirus pandemic.
What data formats do API developers turn to when building APIs? Is JSON the dominant format while XML is a relic of the past? What do the data formats tell us about modern APIs? This article looks at our directory data to see what data formats are the most popular choices among API providers.
As part of our ongoing series on best in class API portals, this article looks at Stripe, a payments technology provider, and the features that make its API reference stand out. Stripe gets the basics right, but also adds lots of little details that go a long way towards creating a great DX.
Health Gorilla announced that its API can now be used to place COVID-19 test orders and receive test results from a number of diagnostic vendors. The lab network API is used by thousands of providers and health organizations worldwide to enable electronic lab ordering and results.
As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread worldwide, APIs can help make information about it widely available. The GitHub repository under the name NovelCOVID has released an API that tracks data about the number of current cases of the virus. It is a simple RESTful API with two resources.
Good API portals meet developers where they are in terms of technology and language choice by offering SDKs and sample code in languages that are appropriate for developers. This article looks at TomTom’s developer portal that treats its SDKs as a first-class citizen on par with their API offerings.
APIs are a core component of digital transformation initiatives that enable companies to conduct business at scale. Recently Gail Frederick of eBay provided another proof point of this by sharing the story of how the eBay Buy APIs surpassed the $1 billion mark in cumulative GMB.
This article looks at Twilio, a communications platform provider that enables phones, VoIP, and messaging to be embedded into Web, desktop, and mobile software. Twilio’s developer portal does a fantastic job with its case studies that help educate visitors who are still in a decision-making mode.
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.