The Latest News On The API Economy
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Here at ProgrammableWeb, we spend lots of time studying the many ways API providers engage developers through their websites. It's one reason our API directory data model is constantly evolving. But some API providers make the explorability of their assets too difficult. For us, and for developers.
Yelp added GraphQL support for its Fusion API. GraphQL, a graph query language, allows developers to request specific data in a single query, rather than multiple API calls through the API. GraphQL is currently in Beta. To use with Yelp, developers need to join Yelp's new Developer Beta Program.
One of the cool things our directory data allows us to do is to get a glimpse at both short term and long term trends in the API space. One slice of data worth looking at is the categories have had the most growth. This article looks at which categories have grown the most in the last five years.
MuleSoft, known for its Anypoint Platform solution for managing APIs and managing integrations between everything from enterprise apps to the Internet of Things, went public on the New York Stock Exchange today. The company priced its stock at $17.00 and closed its first day of trading at $24.75.
One of the more interesting views given by the directory is a look at what sectors are seeing the most growth in APIs. The directory data model allows for one primary category as well as multiple secondary categories and in this article we take a look at which categories are most represented.
The ProgrammableWeb directory eclipsed the 17,000-API mark in the first quarter of 2017 and this milestone gives us a chance to look at what the data can tell us about the API economy. This article, the first in a series of looks into our directory data, examines the overall API growth trend.
CORS is a security mechanism that allows a Web page from one domain to access a resource from a different origin. This article provides an in-depth guide to Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) for REST APIs, on how CORS works, and common pitfalls especially around security.
In this series we recap APIs that were added to our directory in 2016 and highlight some our readers may have missed that are worth a second look. We've chosen the APIs based on popularity on the site and in social media, as well as letting our team of researchers choose APIs they found compelling.
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!
Paw version 3 has been released and includes new features such as Paw for Teams, a dark theme, interface improvements, and several bug fixes. Paw is a native Mac HTTP client for testing REST APIs and features code generators, advanced support for cookies and sessions, and more.
We've added 7 APIs to the directory today in Content Management and Sports categories, among others. Also added: Twitter Node.js library and PHP libraries for Pushbullet.
Using crawling software, computer vision and machine learning, Diffbot provides a tool that understands pages on the web and is able to classify them and break down parts.
A well-researched Nordic APIs blog post ponders how APIs are adding valuation to many startups being acquired by larger companies.
Financial analyst notes reveal speculation that Apple TV has been turned into a platform with APIs that runs on iOS devices (including the upcoming iPads)
An API broker would evaluate the functional components of a service and identify APIs that could be leveraged to speed time to market, cut costs and avoid technical complexity.
Dropbox announces the addition of shared data stores, local data stores and data store webhooks to its Datastore API.
At API World today, Traitify relaunched its developer portal, allowing API developers to sign up and experiment with the personality-testing API in a sandbox environment for free.
MyJobHelper provides an API that allows developers to add job search content to their own websites or applications.
Data service import.io has released new tools to help developers access data from any website, turn it into an API, and remix data with sophisticated XPath and regex queries.