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This article will run down the three most common vulnerabilities one may encounter in a Ruby on Rails API only app. However, some of the concepts will apply regardless of which platform you're using and you should investigate what tooling is available for your platform if you're not on Rails.
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.
Amazon this week announced that it has added support for S3 Select in the AWS SDK for Ruby. Amazon S3 Select allows developers to retrieve subsets of data from objects stored in S3 using simple SQL expressions. The AWS SDK for Ruby now allows developers to use the S3 #select_object_content API.
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.
While there are numerous API testing solutions, the Ruby Airborne API tester Gem will be of interest to those with a strong inclination towards the Ruby platform. If you follow along all the steps you'll create an API test running against the Trello API, a real API with formal authentication tokens.
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.
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.
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.
Facebook’s photo tagging suggestion feature automatically recognises friends’ faces in a photo to make it fast and easy to tag people you know on the platform. In this tutorial, Narendra Rajput deconstructed the process to see how it works, then wrote a small Ruby script to automate the process.
The Rails API gem is integrated into the Rails 5 release to allow the quick and easy creation of lightweight applications that don’t require full Rails functionality. This tutorial explains how to use the Rails API gem and Docker to build microservices that can later be linked together.
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.
Cloud-based messaging app Telegram provides free, open and secure communication across any platform with automatic chat synching across devices. Telegram also provides a dedicated Bot API for building custom bots that users can interact with via messages and commands to perform predefined tasks.
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.
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.
Github has open sourced a Ruby library it calls Scientist. The idea behind scientist is that it helps developers to replace old clunky (but working) source code "with confidence." In other word, there's less praying when you're ready to cut over to the new version. But can it work for APIs too?
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.
Daily API RoundUp: PortaText, Carnival, Joysticket, Virgil Security, plus Shippo, Preact, Algorithmia, Slack SDKs
Four APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in multiple categories including Marketing, Rewards and Messaging. Also new to the directory are SDKs for integrating Shippo shipping platform, and algorithm knowledge community Algorithmia. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, eCommerce, Language, and Voice. Also recently added to the directory are several SDKs for the QuantiModo quantified self platform. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in several categories including Home Automation, Financial, Transportation, and Marketing. Also new to the directory are SDKs for OneSignal and Grepwords keyword service. Here's a quick summary of the recent additions.