The Latest News On The API Economy
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Walgreens has announced that a number of updates are coming soon to the company’s API Platform. Among the platform updates are the addition of a Store Number List Endpoint to the Store Locator API, the launch of the new Add To Cart API, and backend upgrades to the HTML Checkout Photo Prints API.
Google has announced that availability of its Manufacturer Center service has been expanded to more countries and the company has launched the Google Manufacturer Center API. The API allows Manufacturer Center users to programmatically add, update, delete, and distribute product data.
Many software testers get by with a small toolset but testing an API requires expanding on that. New tools emerge and others go out of fashion every day, but at least we can make a list of what is relevant right now. Here are some suggestions to help your process of choosing an API testing tool.
Salesforce has simplified its Bulk API. A Bulk transfer job in v2 reduces the number of steps required by the user. Because Salesforce is handling batching in v2, the API user no longer has to break data into batches for upload. Salesforce also introduced new features and simplified limits.
Xillio has been providing content migration and integration services since 2004. Now, the company has announced an API that aims to serve developers as the unified interface between content repositories and apps. Instead of learning each repository's API, the Xillio API provides the connection.
Google has announced that on April 10, 2018, it will cease offering the QPX Express API that provides developers access to airline pricing and shopping through a standard API. Google acquired the technology behind the QPX Express API when it completed its acquisition of ITA Software in 2011.
Escrow.com has announced a beta version of its Platform API. Through the API, third party apps and services can integrate the escrow services Escrow.com has long been known for. Once integrated, apps and services can hold money in trust until a transaction has fully completed.
Thread Genius recently launched with the goal of mapping the world's visual taste. Thread Genius believes that web recommendations based on text fall short of capturing consumers' true taste. Its computer vision technology captures taste on visual input. Its API opens the service to others.
Microsoft continues to built out its cogitative services API portfolio with two more APIs now generally available. The Bing Custom Search API and v7 of the Bing Search API are both GA and ready for production use. The Customer Search API enables targeted searches, and v7 adds filtering.
The long awaited Airbnb API is officially here. While Airbnb has publicly announced its official API, the API is not completely open to the public. Those interested must apply from access. Public documentation is not currently available. The focus of the initial API launch is the supply side.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Big Data, Transportation, and Translation. Featured today is an API from Caret for enabling applications to trigger automatic status alerts, and APIs from MeaningCloud that extract meaning from content.
Graphcool has extended its API via a new function: resolver. The resolver function extends the Grapcool API to 3rd party APIs and microservices. Graphcool pitches the function as one of its most powerful tools and expects it to simply integration with authentication services and third party APIs.
Although Igloo already promoted a number of automated integrations with popular apps like Dropbox, box, G Suite, and others; Igloo stopped short of completely opening its digital workplace framework to the entire developer community. That has now changed, along with full support.
Singapore's OCBC continued growing its banking API portfolio with the the GIRO API and sandbox versions for four transactional APIs (Account Balance, Account Transaction, Merchant Card Payments, and Pay Anyone). The bank has partnered with the Singapore government for its first implementation.
A whopping 34 more APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Financial, Weather, and Tools. A bulk of the new additions are from NeutrinoAPI, which provides tools that solve application development problems. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Nexchange has positioned itself as the cryptocurrency exchange for crypto enthusiasts created by crypto enthusiasts. With the beta launch of its open source cryptocurrency exchange, the company has delivered API access to the exchange that other enthusiasts can freely access and clone.
Safaricom has long been one of the most innovative company's within Kenya, driving technology forward in both telecom and ecommerce. However, its API portfolio has lagged behind due to difficult integration and onboarding processes. The company has now changed that with a new API strategy.
Our API Testing Series continues with a look at two command line tools – HTTPie and curl. Both of these tools are ideal for exploration. Along the way you will create a couple of API tests running against the Trello API, which is a real API with formal authentication tokens.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Blockchain, eCommerce, Non-Profit, and Healthcare. Highlights today include ETHEREST API for the Ethereum blockchain and the Overstock Shopping API. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.