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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.
Developing an API in plain PHP is time-consuming and error-prone. Thankfully, it’s not necessary. All you need is a great little PHP framework to help you out. Rakesh Patel over at BCW picks out five of the best PHP frameworks for creating REST APIs.
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.
Whether you're working on a simple web app or a huge corporate portal, the Laravel PHP framework is up for the task. In this tutorial, you'll go through the steps required to set up a Laravel-powered LAMP stack using a DigitalOcean-based cloud server running Ubuntu 16.04.2.
Laravel is one of the most used PHP frameworks for projects of all scopes. The framework is versatile and supported by a passionate community of developers and users. In this tutorial, you'll go through the steps required to set up a Laravel-powered LAMP stack on a cloud server running Ubuntu.
X-Cart is a shopping cart solution for merchants looking to provide customers with both a desktop and mobile shopping experience. This tutorial will show you how to use X-Cart's REST API to exchange data with the X-Cart database without the need for direct access to the underlying database server.
A pair of stories surfaced this week that serve as important reminders of how complicated, nuanced, and difficult API security really is. Even the biggest companies with the deepest pockets can't possibly be perfect when it comes to the security of their various API offerings and solutions.
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.
Streetlayer is a white label API for real time international address validation, autocomplete and geocoding. This tutorial introduces the streetlayer API including ensuring high-quality data by validating addresses, delivering address suggestions and determining coordinates of street addresses.
As a developer, you can provision REST APIs in many different ways including using a PHP micro framework, such as Slim. In this article, you'll use the Slim framework for creating a REST API. You'll then use this API for performing CRUD operations on a user-defined table in a database.
Cloudways is a managed cloud hosting platform; Slack chatbots are capable of handling automatic messages. This tutorial by Ahmed Khan on the Cloudways blog shows readers how to create a Slack chatbot and connect it with the Cloudways API to automate tasks for a Cloudways hosted server.
In what appears to be a continuation of a trend whereby API management solutions are paired with platforms capable of hosting business logic, Rogue Wave Software -- provider of the ZEND PHP platform -- has acquired Akana, Inc., provider of API management and SOA governance solutions.
Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in the Swagger ecosystem that could result in the exploitation of Web API endpoints when those endpoints or any SDKs designed to access them are generated from a Swagger-based API description. Malicious remote code execution is the main concern.
Nexmo offers a series of cloud-based communication APIs that make it easy to integrate reliable communication services into any application. This tutorial by Tim Lytle on the Nexmo blog shows followers how to build a simple text message group chat using the Nexmo SMS API and PHP.
The order of popularity changes based on what data you look at. Chargebee decided to look at the actual API requests from the apps that have integrated with Chargebee using the language-specific SDKs. This gives a glimpse at which languages are most popular for SaaS and eCommerce customers.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Visualizations, Accounting, Project Management, and Domains, among others. Also new to the directory are SDKs for the Tradable financial trading platform. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory categories including Software-as-a-Service, Weather, Photos, and Tasks. Also new to the directory are SDKs for Shapeways 3D printing service and mnubo IoT predictive analytics. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
We've added six APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Music, Notifications, and Sports. Also new to the directory are SDKs for Quip document creation service, Resputate reputation service, and Mondo online bank. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Healthcare, Games, and Electronic Signature. Also new to the directory are SDKs for AngelList startup funding platform, plus Chute and RandomUser SDKs. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
We've added seven APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Support, Auto, and Sustainability. Also new to the directory are SDKs for PDFTron, which provides postscript tools, as well as Leftronic data visualization platform. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.