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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.
Facebook is working with the makers of Tobii Communicator to allow the eye-tracking app access to users' news feeds while meeting both security and accessibility needs.
Current IIoT enviornments support any number of data-connectivity standards. Andrew Foster provides some compelling reasons for why this may not be changing in the near future.
If you’re looking to integrate image-editing capabilities into your Web site or Web app, then Pixlr’s API image editing service might do the trick. This example uses a snippet based integration of the Pixlr online photo editor into a Web site or Web application through the use of the Pixlr API.
Facebook has confirmed that the Hashtag API is still active through the end of the month despite earlier reports to the contrary.
Steve Marx looks at the question of how many status codes an API should have. Following a pragmatic approach, he recommends a minimal number that still meets an audience’s needs.
With 2014 in the books, we take a final look back at the stories of 2014 that captured your attention. Here is a recap of the 25 most popular stories of the year.
Louis Dorard spoke at APIcon UK about the business opportunities enabled by predictive APIs and how companies can best leverage these APIs.
The ProgrammableWeb directory has over 70 package tracking APIs to help educate developers on available shipment tracking options. The APIs contain various features such as package arrival verification, scanning services, price comparison, and more. Click here to learn about 7 of those APIs.
An interview with Mike Amundsen discussing his talk from APIStrat Amsterdam about how to deal with scalability issues related to the Internet of Things. Amundsen believes that the only way to achieve this is by looking at a different approach to programming altogether; a rules based approach.
Steven Willmott takes a look at the implications of the Oracle vs Google decision including the confusion that will result for developers and what can be done about it. The confusion stems from the lack of clarity over what exactly will be afforded copyright protection and if this ruling puts the API community on a slippery slope where copyright can be applied to smaller and smaller bits of an API's design.
Kevin McLaughlin provides a brief overview of the recent appeals victory for Oracle against Google. Included are reactions from both Google and Oracle. Oracle's position that the decision is a victory for the software industry and will fuel innovation stands in contrast to statements from parties such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Joe McKendrick considers the question of whether APIs should be allowed to be copyrighted in light of the decision that Oracle's Java APIs may now be granted copyright protection. This brings to light the question about whether affording developers protection for their work is worth the price of making it harder than ever for developers to use APIs when building innovative software.
Corynne McSherry offers insights on the Federal Circuit's ruling that Oracle's Java APIs are subject to copyright and that Google violated this copyright. With this decision, the idea that reuse of extension of APIs is key to competition and innovation comes under direct threat.