The Latest News On The API Economy
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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.
Factual recently announced a new SDK that enables third party apps and services to pull location data from its massive database and trigger certain actions in response to data points like location, environment, movement and more. The SDK is easily used through the Garage Web UI.
Wrld.js is an SDK built on the Leaflet API that can be used for embedding interactive, 3D, indoor and outdoor maps in a web page. This guide will walk you through the process of using wrld.js to build a 3D airport experience, including searching, point-of-interest markers, and indoor routing.
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.
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.
Microsoft has launched the Bing Maps Distance Matrix API which returns the travel times and distances between a set of origins and destinations. The API can be used in applications to solve the Traveling Salesman Problem and Vehicle Routing Problem returning the best route for a set of locations.
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.
This is the first API profile in what we are calling the "Growth Series." Mapbox provides an API that allows developers to create maps with rich data visualizations by using multiple data layers. This feature along with others has fueled an 11x growth in calls made to its API.
Geo APIs are popular in today's mobile, ever-connected world. It's hard to find an oft-used app without mapping functionality of some sort. While the likes of Google Maps and other services have popular APIs, there is a visible lack of standardization in geocoding that the OGC seeks to remedy.
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.
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.
CloudRail's universal API that enables developers to integrate multiple APIs into their app through the use of CloudRail's single, universal API has added support for Xamarin. CloudRail envisions replacing Xamarin's current Components method of integrating APIs into its app partners.
We're excited to announce the release of the successor to our Leaflet Plugins, MapQuest.js! Built with Leaflet v1.1.0 integration, MapQuest.js provides all of the power of the MapQuest geospatial platform combined with the elegance of the open-source Leaflet mapping library.
Kubernetes 1.7 was recently announced with a focus on extensibility. The key 1.7 addition enabling such extensibility is the addition of API aggregation at runtime. Users can now add their own, or third party APIs, to their Kubernetes clusters. Prior to 1.7, users were limited to Kubernetes APIs.