The Latest News On The API Economy
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This week, customer engagement company Urban Airship released a beta SDK for iOS in advance of the public release of iOS 12. The SDK offers full support for Grouped Notifications, Critical Alerts and Provisional Authorization, three new features that are meant to give users more granular control
Pusher has released Beams, a push notifications API for mobile app developers. Pusher Beams allows developers to manage device tokens for iOS and Android apps. Developers can also use Beams to trigger notifications based on the in-app activity of users so that users remain engaged with their apps.
This post will introduce you to the Synthetic Monitoring concept, which can make you feel more confident about your production system because you find errors quicker. It focuses on improving your Mean Time to Recovery (MTTR), and gathering valuable metrics on how your whole system behaves.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Cryptocurrency, Monitoring, and Mapping. Highlights include APIs for programmatic access to the City of Seattle datasets, and the Apple MapKit JS API and SDK. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
While the majority of the APIs within the ProgrammableWeb directory are REST-styled APIs, that isn't the only architectural style in use, not by a long shot. In this article we look at our directory data to see what underlying technologies are most popular across the various Push/Streaming APIs.
In this part of the API testing series, we take a look at LoadView, a combination monitoring and load testing tool. If your company has a DevOps role, that may be the main user. Otherwise, this tool will most likely be used by a combination of people in testing and development roles.
Inventory monitoring solutions make it easy for businesses to predict production demands and inventory spoilage remotely to increase efficiency and profits. This tutorial shows you how to leverage Twilio Functions to build an industrial sensor to monitor temperature, humidity and object weight.
New Relic has launched its Insights Dashboard API providing customers programmatic access to sub-account dashboards and accounts across their organization. The API includes five types of endpoints which allow users to programmatically list, show, create, update, and delete Insights dashboards.
This article is part of a multi-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2017. App Development Tools and DevOps 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.
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.
In this part of the API Testing Series, we review a tool called API Fortress that is billed as both a test tool and an API health tool, implying a focus on reliability and monitoring in production. Here's a closer look at API Fortress, its feature set, who might use it, and the current price models.
This part of the API Testing Series looks at API Metrics, an API monitoring tool. API Metrics has two main functions: API monitoring, for taking the pulse of your API product and user experience; and SLA measurement to monitor the performance of third-party APIs that integrate with your product.
This part of the API Testing Series looks at API Science, an API monitoring and reporting tool that's set up in an environment to collect information and alert users when something happens. Rather than being a tool for users to interact with an API directly, API Science allows them to observe.
In today's roundup we cover Google's work to bring the Activity Recognition Transition API to developers next year in order to power the Do Not Disturb mode when driving. We also look at proposed standards from the W3C and IFX Forum for an Indexed Database and open banking APIs.
Mastercard's new service, Consumer Control, enables consumers to monitor their digital footprint through understanding where their credit card credentials are stored across the internet. Mastercard is providing access to Consumer Control through an API that integrates with online banking services.
Cloud-based apps rely on an increasingly diverse set of underlying services, tied together through APIs - and hackers have taken notice. To resolve attacks and outages affecting APIs it is critical to understand and test the performance of the service delivery of application components.
Heroku's app webhooks offering is now generally available for all Heroku users. App webhooks allows users to automatically send notifications to developers in the event of specified occurrences. Whether communication is through a bot, dashboard, or otherwise, app webhooks can power communications.
Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, eCommerce, Backend, and Location. Highlights today include Google's ARCore, which gives Android users AR without specialized Tango hardware. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Postman announced the addition of multi-region support to the monitoring feature. Multi-region support allows developers to run API tests from selected geographical locations. There are six regions developers can choose from including US East, US West, Canada, EU, Asia Pacific, and South America.
We bring you a review of the news we could cover with today's look at what is going on in the API economy. Included in this roundup is a story about MasterCard releasing several new APIs on their payments platform and Amazon's update of CloudTrail and what it means for users of the CloudWatch API.