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In what appears to be a continuation of a trend whereby API management solutions are paired with platforms capable of hosting business logic, Rogue Wave Software -- provider of the ZEND PHP platform -- has acquired Akana, Inc., provider of API management and SOA governance solutions.
Given how so many companies that orbit the API economy are constantly pitching ProgrammableWeb in hopes of getting their latest greatest news covered, we thought we'd write-up some guidelines so that everyone has an idea of how to best work with us. So here are the do's and dont's!
Taken together, API versioning and retirement constitute the last of the eight phases of API lifecycle management. They're also considered to be an art unto themselves. Taking that art to another level however could involve some new thinking that involves the idea of "microversioning."
It happens to all of us. We buy clothes for ourselves or as a gift (online or in a store) and when those clothes are put on for the first time, they turn out not to fit. What happens next is the bane of the entire clothing industry and its customers. The return process is laboriou
With the latest version of its image recognition API, Clarifai is now offering developers a way to leverage the underlying engine's machine learning capabilities to build custom models so that what one organization looks for in an image can be very different from what another organization looks for.
If you think you can get Amazon's Alexa to naturally carry-on a 20 minute conversation with a human, then $500K in prize money could be awaiting you and the team of developers that help you to develop such a socialbot using the Alexa Skills Kit. The winners will be identified in late 2017.
Whether you're rolling your own soup to nuts API management solution, or your existing API management technology is missing some of the basics when it comes to API endpoint security, Cloudflare's recently released Traffic Control may have the right combination of features to fill in the gaps.
Ho-hum. Over 500 million user accounts at Yahoo! were breached. Who cares, right? You don't even have a Yahoo! account! It doesn't affect you. Right? Think again. If history tells us anything, the breach of the Yahoo! database means more attacks, perhaps against your systems, are on the way.
In preparation for this month's change to Automated Clearing House rules, Dwolla is updating its white label API to allow customers to opt-in (on a transaction by transaction basis) to an ACH option that specifies how a transaction should settle on the same day (provided other conditions are met).
GoDaddy has submitted a proposal to the IETF that would take a lot of the grunt work out of configuring DNS entries when someone is trying to marry a service they've set up with a service provider (eg: an email service provider) with the domain they've acquired through an Internet registrar.
Screen Scraper Mitigation and Dogfooding Included in Riot Games' Textbook API Justifications API University
Riot Games senior software engineer Leigh Estes has published a three part series regarding the company's ongoing digital transformation to a microservices-driven software infrastructure. The company's journey involves some of the most textbook business and technical justifications for doing APIs.
Google has acquired Apigee, one of the top API management solution providers. When it comes to APIs, there are few companies that provide as many APIs as Google. It practically gave birth to the API economy. Now, it's positioning itself to host and manage them with Google Cloud Platform.
Proving that it's the personal touches that matter, Planet OS goes the extra mile of dynamically populating its API documentation with details that relate to the identity of the developer (so long as they are logged in while viewing that documentation). Wouldn't it be great if more API docs it too?
In a blog post that's posted to data.gov.uk (where much of the UK government's data is posted for public consumption), Ross Jones has published some incredible insights into why API-first is so important to the agencies ongoing endeavors. So, what is "API-first?" Well, depending on who you
Over on Crowdfund Insider, JD Alois has published a news report about South Korea's Fintech Open Platform; an open API program that's looked after by South Korea's Financial Services Commission (FSC)and that has received the support of over 40 financial instituations operating in South Korea. The
Every few months, someone publishes a condemnation of APIs that could easily have readers believing that APIs are more trouble than they're worth. This week alone saw two such posts that compelled ProgrammableWeb editor-in-chief David Berlind to set the record straight about the benefits of APIs.
Looking to bring its suite of API tools into one UI that makes it possible for users to more easily transition between tasks like API consumption and deployment, Restlet has announced a new version of its namesake Studio offering. On the design front, Studio also supports data structure nesting.
Over on DZone, Toyella technical director Rob Allen rants that media types like "application/json" don't go far enough in terms of setting and conforming to standards that help developers work with APIs and their schemas. So, ProgrammableWeb editor-in-chief David Berlind put his theory to the test.
The API copyright infringement lawsuit between Google and Oracle isn't completely over yet and an ugly precedent that would cast a pall across the API economy is still a possibility. MuleSoft CTO Uri Sarid has published an opinion on TechCrunch that illustrates the sort of damage that could be done.
When a browser visits a Web site, the page that's sent back over the Internet is preceded by a pre-amble known as the HTTP header. As it turns out, the same sort of pre-amble precedes a Web API's response. As this 101-level tutorial, shows, it includes a hint about how the API formats its data.