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ProgrammableWeb's Most Interesting APIs in 2016: Application Development and Developer Tools API University
This article is part of a 10-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2016. App Development and DevOps Tools APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
Once a distributed application is built and deployed, it is crucial to monitor and visualize it to make sure the software is reliable, available, and performs as expected. This article looks at several new API solutions that help providers address these issues for microservice architectures.
Location-based social media analytics company GeoFeedia attempted to abuse the public data streams it receives from other social media platforms by monitoring the public, according to documents revealed by the ACLU. This article on Techdirt discusses the issue, and how the major platforms responded.
Wicket Labs has come out of months of beta testing with its API monitoring and reporting product. The tool is designed to proactively catch API issues before issues lead to downtime in apps, sites, and systems. The live reports, called wickets, include easy to understand, color-coded scorecards.
The rise of the microservices architecture is improving the speed, functionality and reliability of software systems, but it can create issues elsewhere. In a recent article for The New Stack, Apurva Dave and Loris Degioanni highlight five principles of efficient microservices monitoring.
Twilio recently announced a developer preview for its new Twilio Sync offering. Twilio Sync maintains a single state synchronization infrastructure in the cloud that third party developers can utilize to introduce real-time synching and collaboration functionality into their apps.
As Apple Music continues to grow, the Apple Music API is allowing developers to add music features to their iOS apps to improve the user experience. This tutorial shows followers how to build a real-time radio station application to begin broadcasting tracks and receiving user feedback.
Google Analytics’ default sample threshold is set at 250,000 rows of data, after which a sample subset is used to represent the results of the whole. However, sampling saves processing time at the expense of accuracy, so this tutorial shows followers how to overcome GA’s sampling limitations.
Pusher has announced an enhanced "Sandbox" plan to its tiered pricing program. The original Sandbox version permitted 20 concurrent connections, and 100,000 messages per day. Now, the plan allows 100 concurrent connections and 200,000 messages per day. The move is aimed to attract new developers.
Although some developers may be unaware of the prevalence of real-time APIs, they are already used by some of the world’s most popular providers. This post by Phill Leggetter for the Pusher Blog discusses five reasons why API providers should embrace a real-time API to add more value to users.
Bugsnag, an automated error monitoring platform, has announced a major new release designed to help developers more easily identify and resolve errors in their applications.
Runscope has announced the launch of Live Traffic Alerts, an API monitoring solution that is capable of catching call failures and exceptions in near real time.
Citrusbyte today unveiled its new services suite, Mission Control, to help companies build, promote, support, manage, and monetize access to both APIs and micro services.
Salesforce announced IoT Cloud, a platform powered by a highly scalable real-time event processing engine. IoT Cloud connects billions of events from applications and devices.
API Science enables API developer-consumers to monitor usage of APIs in their apps, and gives API providers insight into what their dev community is experiencing.
Six new APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in Mapping, Transportation, and Optimization categories, among others. Here's a summary of what is new.
We’ve added 6 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in categories such as Entertainment and Stocks. Also added: client libraries for JotForm, Linode Manager, and TextMagic.
FitBark monitors dogs' daily activity and sleep patterns, helping owners to make better health and lifestyle choices for their pets. The FitBark API provides access to this data.
We've added 8 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in Monitoring, Captcha, Shipping, and Framework categories. Here's a rundown of what is new.
API Science, a leading API monitoring service, has launched a RAML import capability that allows monitors to be created by importing any RAML definition. RAML is the RESTful API Modeling Language based on YAML, that allows developers to document APIs in a human-readable form.