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Despite the infinite compute power of the cloud and all the machine learning and artificial intelligence that thrives on that compute power, technology just falls short of our expectations. Which is exactly what happened when one developer gave Microsoft's Bing Speech Recognition API a whirl.
Software developed by the US government is technically in the public domain. But without clear direction on how to handle the public domain issue or what that means for using an open source license, agencies are often unclear on how to open source software and reap the benefits of re-using code.
Today, on the heels of news about concerns regarding the use of certain fitness technologies that could reveal confidential military troop and base locations, comes an entirely different spectrum of issues to consider before allowing for public or partner consumption of your APIs.
SmartBear has released a tool that it says is helpful for the testing that API providers might do during the API lifecycle. For example, it can reverse engineer an API definition by inspecting existing API calls. However, the experience is marred by several references to the Swagger specification.
We recently wrote about a post from CodePen.io that suggested a way of keeping API keys private when publicly sharing code samples. This time, we've gone back to that idea, given a try, and dogfooded it. We used JSBin to not only show how it works, we've embedded the "bin" in our tutorial.
In this, developer-blogger Alex Kras shows us how to overcome the 60 second audio file limitation of the free tier of Google's Cloud Speech API by taking a longer audio file, breaking it up into short chunks, and then cycling through those chunks to make a complete transcription.
Today the conditions are more favorable than ever for organizations to consider implementing event-driven non-polling based data retrieval patterns in their APIs. This series aims to help you to better understand your options when it comes to push/streaming API architectural styles.
How to Create a Quick and Dirty Example of The Proposed Standard for In-Band API Service Warnings API University
As a best practice, API providers often go to a lot of trouble to notify developers of upcoming disruptions or changes to their APIs. All of this happens out-of-band like in a ChangeLog or an email. But how about the idea of in-band notifications, especially when developers are impossible to reach?
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.
It's the end of November, temps are dropping, holiday music is already filling the airwaves, many of us are still experiencing the consequences of over-eating during the Thanksgiving weekend, and next week is the first week of the month. And you know what that means! Time for another DC API Meetup!
When Yahoo! shut off a stock quote service that developers were relying on -- albeit anonymously -- developers erupted with disappointment and anger. But those developers were probably trespassing on the service and Yahoo! had no way to notify them of the shutdown. Maybe a standard can fix that.
Everywhere you look, you'll find old business processes that have been in place for decades. When many of these processes went online, chances are they were reproduced, step-for-step, electronically. No one bothered to think differently about those steps. Jetty is example of one company that did.
In partnership with Intuit, the provider of the very popular QuickBooks Online SaaS app, Lighter Capital has established a $15M investment fund in order to make additional financial resources available to 3rd party developers who are part of Intuit's growing developer network.
Developers were angered when Yahoo Finance deactivated a CSV download feature that was being treated as an API. As a result, it appears as though several applications broke and developers voiced their disappointment. But, as it turns out, they were taking a big risk in the first place.
Capital One has added another API to its DevExchange portfolio of banking APIs. This one is called the Merchant Insights API and it applies machine learning to transaction data in order to unearth interesting insights about a business such as the hours that it is open during each day of the week.
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.
Among a slew of product announcements, Google introduced its latest smartphone; the Pixel 2. The new smartphone packs some incredible capabilities, especially when paired with Google's new Pixel Buds. But as industrial designs go, the Pixel 2 is nothing special to look at. But that doesn't matter.
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.