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Many of us have a love/hate relationship with appointment reminders. Maybe the least annoying notification is a text message, and it's also the easiest. The Twilio REST API lets you create intelligent reminders, and you can also benefit from simple integration with your CRM and reservation systems.
Application developers have integrated helpful bots and scripts into chat apps. However, there is one channel, with the greatest number of users, no one has been able to reach: simple SMS. This article shows you how the Bandwith messaging API allows developer to integrate with group message chats.
Which programming language is the most popular with developers? In the past we’ve looked to our directories to provide some insight into which language is most in demand. The recent growth of our SDK and Sample Source Code directories gives us an opportunity to take a fresh look at the data.
When you work with a Serverless API, you focus on the application, not the servers. Scalability is flexible and availability automated. The original tutorial links to a crash course on Serverless with Node available here: https://hackernoon.com/a-crash-course-on-serverless-with-node-js-632b37d58b44
Early this year, Graphcool introduced GraphQL bindings. After months of developer feedback and a host of new use case scenarios, version 2.0 of GraphQL bindings is here. 2.0 includes API changes, automated code generation, new tooling, create your own binding options, easier integration and more.
ARK, an all-in-one blockchain solution, has announced a v2 API "that links up networks of blockchains from any part of the world onto a unified ecosystem." The API is based on ARK's SmartBridge technology, which aims to to connect blockchains together and facilitate communication between them.
Developers use the Bing SearchAPIs to add web search functionality to their applications. This functionality includes search across web pages as well as news items, videos, images and more. In this article we provide an introduction to the various Search APIs functionality and call them.
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?
Readme.io, a service that greatly simplifies the process of documenting technologies like APIs, is taking its popularity with API providers to the next level in a new offering called Build. Working off that tradition of simplicity, Build simplifies the design, provisioning and consumption of APIs.
Popular messaging platform Slack today announced the beta launch of Shared Channels, "a new kind of channel that connects two separate groups, creating a common space for both sides to make use of Slack’s communication features and platform integrations when working together."
In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Nexmo Application and Voice APIs to create a text-to-speech outbound phone call securely and then how to receive inbound calls by implementing a Webhook. This tutorial assumes you are working with a Unix or Linux-based operating system.
Getting structured data out of web pages — often referred to as "web scraping" — is a real need, particularly for people whose job it is to prepare and analyze the information that's available in web pages. Meeting this need is right up the alley of a data extraction tool, such as Import.io.
The Nexmo SMS API allows you to send and receive a high volume of SMS anywhere in the world. Once you get your virtual phone number, you can use the API to manage outbound messages and inbound messages. In this article, you will learn how to send and receive SMS messages with Node.js and Express.
It was only a matter of time before the idea of a free VPN started to get traction. There's one from Opera for Opera users (that only works on browser traffic). Now, there's another from ProtonMail. How long will it be before Google offers one? And what database should you be spending time with?
We take you into the weekend with another edition of ProgrammableWeb's "In other API Economy News". Today we give you your fill of Amazon news including the general release of their Greengrass IoT service, the ability for API Gateway to allow for customization of error responses, and more.
Serverless architectures have been gaining wide traction among developers over the last couple of years. This article is a technical tutorial on getting started with Google Cloud Functions, the serverless offering on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) which entered beta at the recent Cloud Next 2017.
Twilio announced Twilio Functions and while there are other API providers who offer serverless function capabilities, Twilio appears to be the first major API provider that, in addition to providing APIs, is also offering a serverless execution environment that’s specific to consuming them.
In a world of monolithic web frameworks, Express.js offers an alternative. It is described as a "fast, unopinionated, minimalist server-side web framework for Node.js." and strives to make web application development for Node.js easier. This article breaks down exactly how Express works.
Platforms as Services (PaaS) are garnering a lot of attention from developers and enterprises these days for a lot of reasons. Knowing that language flexibility is core to PaaS success, Google has the most popular languages covered in Google App Engine now that it has added support for .NET and PHP.