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Despite the infinite compute power of the cloud and all the machine learning and artificial intelligence that thrives on that compute power, technology just falls short of our expectations. Which is exactly what happened when one developer gave Microsoft's Bing Speech Recognition API a whirl.
Switching from one programming language to another can be a monumental step for any team. This past year, the team at Stream switched its primary programming language from Python to Go. Leaving Python behind was a big step for us, but using Go gives us advantages we couldn't ignore.
In this, developer-blogger Alex Kras shows us how to overcome the 60 second audio file limitation of the free tier of Google's Cloud Speech API by taking a longer audio file, breaking it up into short chunks, and then cycling through those chunks to make a complete transcription.
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."
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.
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.
Geocoding involves converting a description of a physical address into coordinates that represent that location on a map to perform spatial analysis. This tutorial on the Google Maps APIs blog describes the two approaches to geocoding with Google Maps APIs, and when to use them.
Proving that it's the personal touches that matter, Planet OS goes the extra mile of dynamically populating its API documentation with details that relate to the identity of the developer (so long as they are logged in while viewing that documentation). Wouldn't it be great if more API docs it too?
Finding an apartment in San Francisco’s notoriously competitive rental market is a challenge. The author of this tutorial created a mashup of the Slackbot API with maps and a Craigslist scraper to help him identify apartments that match his criteria as soon as they become available.
Microservices-based APIs allow teams to build smaller, independent components of a system for executing one particular API call. This tutorial shows followers how to build a scalable API with microservices using Google Cloud Engine and Kubernetes, then scale the number of containers as needed.
At the largest IoT event in North America, 150+ developers had an opportunity to test out a set of new Intelligent Environment Service APIs from GE Current and compete for the $10,000 IoT for Cities Hackathon grand prize. The Ciklum team won and this post takes you through the APIs they used.
Bots are a handy way to automate simple tasks that you might typically do on your own, such as updating calendar appointments. In this tutorial on Full Stack Python, Matt Makai explains how to build your first chatbot using the Slack API and Python to begin returning simple messages.
The UK’s recent EU referendum result may signal the beginning of the end for the European Union. So, in a recent post, the team at MonkeyLearn performed a machine learning analysis on the Brexit result based on relevant tweets, with sentiment analysis to determine the tone of public opinion.
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.
Five APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Payments, Security, Bitcoin and Webhooks. Also new to the directory are SDKs for Amazon Kinesis streaming data platform and Knetik marketing 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.
Google has opened their Cloud Vision API. When backed by their Machine Vision infrastructure, this API enables developer to give their applications vision capability. This article gives a high level overview of the API and a short tutorial for building an application that uses Google Cloud Vision.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Astronomy, Big Data, Air Travel and Logistics. Also new to the directory are some SDKs, including one for Motion Shadow human body motion capture system. 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.