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Twenty One APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Contacts, Financial, Sports, and Security. Featured today is an API that count people in the workplace for facilities management and an API for integrating any applications with backend chat services.
In this Microsoft tutorial the contributors share the steps for building a bot with their SDK and testing it with the Framework Emulator. Initially, you will need to install Node.js, create a folder for your bot, form a command prompt, and run the npm command nodejs npm init.
Facebook has announced the release of Graph API v2.11 and Messenger Platform v2.2. Facebook Graph API v2.11 includes changes to the Pages API and App Links Host. The latest version of the Messenger Platform includes the availability of the Messenger Broadcast API (open beta) and Page Insights API.
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.
Google has rolled out Google Play Services SDK 11.6.0, which introduces major changes to how the APIs are structured. The company is deprecating one API while decoupling another. The idea is to reduce the amount of boilerplate code needed to use the APIs -- something everyone can be happy about.
The Federal National Mortgage Association, or Fannie Mae, a government-sponsored enterprise and key player in the secondary mortgage market, is currently beta testing an API platform that it says will “level the playing field” for lenders in the multi-trillion dollar market for mortgages.
Amazon is testing a self-serve advertising API that will allow brands to automate and manage their Amazon advertising campaigns. According to Digiday, the API will offer brands a "systematic approach to adjusting and reporting campaigns and offer capabilities to automate the ways campaigns work."
Google has announced TensorFlow release 1.4 which includes a number of new features and enhancements. One of the key enhancements in the release is the graduation of Keras from a contribution package to a core package. The Dataset API has also graduated from a contribution package to a core package.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Wearables, Customer Service, Financial and Jobs. Highlights include the Capital One Customer Transactions API, which allows customers to view their credit card information within a third-party application.
Mobius launched a network of APIs that aims to connect the internet connected world to the entire, growing ecosystem of blockchains. Whether it's accepting cryptocurrencies as payment, or leveraging security features within a particular blockchain, Mobius hopes to be the integration point of choice.
FullContact has announced the release of its Next Generation Platform and new Enrich API. The API makes it possible for organizations to gain a 360-degree view of their contacts. The latest release of the platform includes advanced querying capabilities and security improvements.
Factual recently announced a new SDK that enables third party apps and services to pull location data from its massive database and trigger certain actions in response to data points like location, environment, movement and more. The SDK is easily used through the Garage Web UI.
Would you like to add a photo gallery to an application with the help of Vue.JS framework? It could be useful to showcase products, demonstrate what a service can do for the users, or serve as a call to action. Vue.JS framework facilitates building user interfaces on the web.
On Thursday, Singapore-based DBS Bank, Southeast Asia's biggest bank, announced a banking API developer platform that it says is "the largest by a bank anywhere in the world." The platform consists of over 150 APIs that cover numerous functional categories including accounts and payments.
WebRTC 1.0 has become a browser standard for realtime communications. Despite its widespread use, the API remained a W3C Candidate Recommendation. The API is now stable and considered feature complete. With its new designation, W3C calls for wide implementation and is working on future versions.
Google has announced that on April 10, 2018, it will cease offering the QPX Express API that provides developers access to airline pricing and shopping through a standard API. Google acquired the technology behind the QPX Express API when it completed its acquisition of ITA Software in 2011.
Those with Capital One banking or credit card accounts, who also use one of Intuit's many services (e.g. TurboTax, QuickBooks, Mint, etc.) may have an easier time transferring financial data from Capital One to their Intuit service through a new, API-driven partnership recently announced.
Core Impact 2017 R1 and Metasploit Pro are tools used to create multi-staged, real-world attacks to test enterprise security defenses. Both solutions have a large following, but there are several areas in which they are different that dramatically increase a pen-tester's ability to do their job.
Capital One has added another API to its DevExchange portfolio of banking APIs. This one is called the Merchant Insights API and it applies machine learning to transaction data in order to unearth interesting insights about a business such as the hours that it is open during each day of the week.