The Latest News On The API Economy
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gRPC is an alternative architectural pattern to REST and GraphQL for providing and consuming APIs. It's becoming a popular way among many companies to create APIs intended to run at web-scale compared to the other architectures that often rely on data formatting standards such as JSON or XML.
In this special presentation of ProgrammableWeb's Developers Rock Podcast from the Washington, DC-area API Meetup on Nov 5, 2019, calletime.ai co-founder Adam Becker shows attendees how he and his partner collaborated to stand-up an API endpoint in almost no time using three Amazon Web Services.
Shopify has published its latest API features roundup. The latest round of API updates focuses on merchandising and order fulfillment. A new FulfillmentOrders resource, Order Editing API, Smart Collections endpoint, support for new media types, and automatic discounts highlight the roundup.
Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Scheduling, and Cryptocurrency. Highlights include an API for an on-call notifications service and APIs for converting handwritten text to machine readable text. Here's a look at what is new.
APIs are a core component of digital transformation initiatives that enable companies to conduct business at scale. Recently Gail Frederick of eBay provided another proof point of this by sharing the story of how the eBay Buy APIs surpassed the $1 billion mark in cumulative GMB.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Testing, and Email. Highlights include an API that returns rental car information for travel applications, and an API that aggregates brand and product reviews and ratings. Here's a look at what is new.
ProgrammableWeb's Most Clicked, Shared and Talked About APIs of 2019: eCommerce, Marketing, and Social
This segment of the past year's APIs focuses on eCommerce, Sales, Marketing and Social Media. Sub categories covered here include Advertising, Content, Printing, Products, Coupons, CRM, Taxes, Feedback, Auctions, Shipping, Ratings, Personalization, SEO, Engagement and others.
Here are the APIs that piqued the interest of developers, readers, and our own researchers. APIs were chosen according to web traffic, social media mentions, picks from our API directory research team, and surging categories. These interesting APIs were all added to our directory during 2019.
Twenty APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Logistics, and Security. Included are several APIs for BitZ cryptocurrency trading platform, and APIs for UpLead platform for contacts demographics. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
For over a decade, ProgrammableWeb has been unable to track multiple versions of an API. In the coming weeks, ProgrammableWeb will migrate to a new data model that addresses that shortcoming while also serving as the foundation for a powerful faceted API search feature as well as its own API.
Firefox 70.0 is here and stable. Along with a host of bug fixes, and feature updates; Firefox 70 includes many API changes. Specifically, the DOM; Workers/service workers; Media, WebAudio, and WebRTC; and Canvas and WebGL APIs were all updated with bug fixes, changes, and new features.
Which APIs are the most popular with developers? There are a lot of ways to come to an answer; this month we are using our directory data to offer one. Every API in our directory has a track functionality and by looking at the data we can see which APIs our readers have shown the most interest in.
With the holiday season around the corner, ARTA, a logistics platform for shipping specialized items, is announcing the launch of the ARTA API, which will allow businesses to harness the power of ARTA's eCommerce tools that streamline complex logistics and bridge fragmented supply chains.
Tinkoff Investments brokerage platform launches an Open API for algorithmic traders, enabling them to create robots and set up automatic trading. The new solution gives algorithmic traders a unified API and a single brokerage account for trading securities on the largest global stock exchanges.
ABB Group, a company that provides power and automation products, systems, and services, has announced the availability of a new API platform for smart home automation. The company took a major step forward in 2017 with the release of the Smarter Home Developer Program.
Square continued its move beyond payments into ecommerce in general by announcing its Orders API. The Orders API allows developers to build solutions that allow customers to place orders online, in-person, and in-app. Orders can be sent to other Square products or centralized POS systems.
API-like technologies that move data between dissimilar systems have been around for much longer than the phrase "Web API" has been fashionable. As it turns out, a walk down memory lane is all it takes to understand what GraphQL is, how it evolved from its predecessors, and why it matters.
In this part of our comprehensive series on the GraphQL architectural style of APIs, we offer a comprehensive tutorial on designing, launching, and querying, a GraphQL API. The tutorial includes tons of sample code while offering an interactive learning environment to make learning GraphQL easy!
The ProgrammableWeb directory eclipsed the 22,000-API mark in June 2019 and this milestone gives us a chance to look at what the data can tell us about the API economy. The directory has seen new APIs added at a 30% increase over the previous four years signaling that the API economy remains strong.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Blockchain, Auto, and Video. Highlights an API for getting data about the FARA act, an API for astonomy events as they relate to positions on Earth, and new eBay APIs. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.