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A little more than a year ago, at Dreamforce 2018, Salesforce and Apple announced a strategic partnership. This week at Dreamforce 2019 the two companies provided further evidence of this commitment with the announcement of updated Apps and SDKs, all designed with Apple customers in mind.
The demand for skilled Web developers is showing no signs of abating. Organizations operating under the assumption that such developers are all it takes to modernize their monoliths into API-led, agile, shape-shifting high fliers that can survive today’s technical Darwinism are in for an awakening.
One of the hottest topics among API providers has to do with how to best engage developers through a developer portal. In this special report, ProgrammableWeb has compiled a comprehensive list of features (based on real world examples) that all developer portals should aspire to.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Natural Language Processing, Transcription, Bots, and Security. Highlights include an API for adding subtitles to video and an API for web crawler management. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
You've heard about it. You may have even seen apps that depend on it. Now you're curious about GraphQL APIs and want to understand how they work. In this article, we explain all of the GraphQL fundamentals you'll need to start your successful journey with the GraphQL architectural style of APIs.
If you integrate with an API and it performs poorly, it can degrade the quality of your service and possibly make your site unavailable to customers. It doesn't have to be this way. The following are three best practices for API integrations that can save you from getting hit with this kind of pain.
When developing APIs, upfront planning can save a lot of unneeeded coding. A design-based approach to building APIs can save you and your API consumers additional development cycles. There are three key elements at the heart of a great API design process: the API schema, collaboration, and testing.
Many APIs are developed to support the UI for a single application: they are not optimized for connecting multiple different applications, frequently without user interaction. Automation-centric APIs are designed to learn and improve, increasing business agility to stay competitive.
Education technology is changing the way instructors teach and students learn, and driving this EdTech are Application Programming Interfaces, or APIs. The best place for developers to find APIs for education apps is in the ProgrammableWeb Education category. Here we highlights some favorites.
This article is part of a multi-part series about Most Clicked, Shared and Talked About APIs that were added to our directory during 2018. are covered here. These Lifestyle and Education APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
Despite modern technology’s reliance on APIs to bridge gaps between services and platforms, the actual process of developing and understanding APIs is fraught with gaps in communication among people, teams and business verticals. This article looks at how Postman can help improve your documentation.
Building an API can happen in a matter of minutes. But there is a big difference between whipping up an API, and crafting one that is secure, reliable and meets the user’s expectations. In this article we looks at six common mistakes that arise from APIs that weren’t made with enough care.
Apple today made a renewed overture for the education market with a new iPad, updated iWork productivity apps, and new platforms for teachers and developers. ClassKit is a fresh set of tools developers can use to take advantage of the Schoolwork app, which is meant for teachers.
Back in 2005, when I bore witness to the debut of the first two Web APIs (Google Maps and Flickr) while working as a journalist for CNET, I knew something big was about to happen. To this day, it is still one of the most dramatic tipping points our industry has ever seen.
API documentation, as we all know, is rarely comprehensive and almost never up-to-date. An alternative way to get to know an API is by intercepting API calls from a mobile app and examining how they work. Here Jan Schwoebel over at his blog will show you how you can easily do that for iOS apps.
This article is part of a multi-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2017. Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Education APIs are covered here. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Insurance, Books, Subtitles and Podcasts. Highlights include an API for automatically generating custom animated QR codes and an API for the ListenNotes podcast search engine. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
A good API is the secret to being able to test earlier, which means finding problems earlier in the software process. Perhaps earlier enough to prevent the delays, certainly earlier enough to save time. If you want to test earlier and be more effective, this is the place to start.
The best workflows direct customers through business processes, guiding them along each step they need to take to reach their goals. They also give developers good starting points for testing. But how can API testing workflows help teams figure out where to start, and know when they're done?
This is the final part of our API Testing series. In this article we will talk about what's coming up in the near future that will change how we test and deliver new APIs. Included are looks at the possible effects of newer architectural styles such as GraphQL and gRPC, and new tooling.