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The ProgrammableWeb directory is a great place to find APIs for creating Sports applications. The directory features hundreds of APIs for hundreds of sports ranging from Auto Racing to Zumba. In this article we highlight ten of our user's favorite APIs in the Sports category.
Previously we looked at APIs that readers follow the most using our tracking functionality. This time we measured the APIs readers show interest in by counting the number of times a user clicks an outbound link to a provider's site. This is a metric that may better signal developer interest.
As a best practice, API providers often go to a lot of trouble to notify developers of upcoming disruptions or changes to their APIs. All of this happens out-of-band like in a ChangeLog or an email. But how about the idea of in-band notifications, especially when developers are impossible to reach?
When Yahoo! shut off a stock quote service that developers were relying on -- albeit anonymously -- developers erupted with disappointment and anger. But those developers were probably trespassing on the service and Yahoo! had no way to notify them of the shutdown. Maybe a standard can fix that.
Developers were angered when Yahoo Finance deactivated a CSV download feature that was being treated as an API. As a result, it appears as though several applications broke and developers voiced their disappointment. But, as it turns out, they were taking a big risk in the first place.
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.
In today's look at what what going on in the world of APIs we discuss Yahoo's streaming data query engine, Bullet, which promises the ability to run 'look-forward' queries; Distil Networks released Bot Defense for API aimed at ensuring authorized users are access API servers and more.
Ho-hum. Over 500 million user accounts at Yahoo! were breached. Who cares, right? You don't even have a Yahoo! account! It doesn't affect you. Right? Think again. If history tells us anything, the breach of the Yahoo! database means more attacks, perhaps against your systems, are on the way.
The number of available web search APIs has been reduced in recent months; Google and Yahoo have shut down a number of their web search APIs. This is the first part of a two-part article covering the state of web search APIs. The second part highlights search APIs provided by Google and Microsoft.
Yahoo added a handful of features to the main toolset developers use for interacting with its online content and services--most notably Tumblr.
Markus Lanthaler developed JSON-LD and Hydra to help streamline the creation of Web APIs. HisAPIcon UK talk introduced both and discussed how linked data can be used in API design.
We've added 6 APIs to the directory today in Pets, Gestures, and Astrology categories, among others. Also added were some code samples for use with two fantasy sports APIs.
The use of technology is prevalent in both professional and amateur sports organizations these days. Here, we highlight the top 10 sports APIs on ProgrammableWeb. API capabilities for consideration of the top 10 include activity tracking, fantasy sports, event tickets search and live sports scores.
BlockCypher has released a Microtransaction API. The API eliminates the high costs traditionally associated with small online transactions, but retains public auditability.
As part of a series of Yahoo Yodel Meetup events Yahoo wants to reach out and share expertise with third-party developers building applications that invoke Yahoo APIs.
Digital maps and mapping platforms are very popular these days. This article features the top 10 most popular mapping APIs on ProgrammableWeb.
Yahoo's new Mobile Developer Suite provides developers with a wide range of app management tools.
Social APIs span a wide range of capabilities and meet wide-ranging criteria for organizations. These APIs rank among the best in the category.
Social networking giant Facebook launched an API-based platform called ThreatExchange that lets companies share information about security threats.