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Maxime Locqueville of Algolia is often asked what tool the company uses for API documentation. He gives the name but he’s tempted to say it’s not an important question. What matters more than the software rendering your docs is the quality of the content.
Facebook’s baby GraphQL is the hot new thing in APIs promising to topple REST from its perch. But how does a newbie go about using it and what for? And why might you not want to use it? David Iffland over at InfoQ sat down with Steve Faulkner to talk about how they adopted GraphQL and why.
WebAPI Manager is a new browser extension for the Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers that allows users to limit website access to Web APIs, such as Service Workers, some of which are rarely used and can be employed for more nefarious purposes, including fingerprinting and direct attacks.
Twitter today announced that it is launching a new offering that will give developers access to the full Twitter archive which contains all tweets going back to the first one posted by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in 2006. Previously, full archive access was limited to Twitter's enterprise customers.
Domain registrar Name.com announced this week the general availability of version 4 of its API. The API can be used to perform domain name lookups, as well as register, renew, transfer, and manage domains. It also provides functionality for setting up website redirects and email forwarding.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Email, Bitcoin, and Monetization. Highlights include APIs in our Auto and Transportation categories, including Uber Riders three APIs from Mercedes-Benz. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
By giving business accounts the ability to schedule posts, Instagram is addressing one of the most requested features from its corporate clients. The newfound power has been added to the Instagram Graph API, which should let businesses take greater control over their Instagram content.
Blizzard Entertainment, the maker of the popular World of Warcraft massively multiplayer online role-playing game, is making changes to a number of its APIs. Earlier this month, it announced pending Mythic Challenge Mode API changes, including the removal of keystone affixes.
Encoder Farm has announced a scorched pricing approach to the video encoding market. The company has reimagined its pricing strategy with a single, all-inclusive, per encoder pricing model. Users can hire as many encoders as needed, for a single price. Encoder counts can scale up or down as needed.
Today, on the heels of news about concerns regarding the use of certain fitness technologies that could reveal confidential military troop and base locations, comes an entirely different spectrum of issues to consider before allowing for public or partner consumption of your APIs.
Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Gambling, Weather, Mapping, and Agriculture. Featured today are APIs for automating filling and extraction in PDFs, and an API for interviewing job candidates via Skype. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
CapLinked, a provider of secure virtual data rooms and document sharing for enterprises, has announced TransitNet, "an open and unified blockchain framework for protecting digital assets and permanently recording data access during enterprise transactions", along with a protocol API.
Eagle Eye Networks, a cloud video surveillance provider, has added a number of new features to the Eagle Eye Video API Platform, which allows customers to build applications that leverage live and recorded surveillance video footage. It has also improved the performance of its API platform.
Botmetric has released the Botmetric API which customers and managed service providers (MSPs) can use to programmatically access their cost governance data for AWS and Azure. The API also provides access to Botmetric’s AI-powered cloud cost management budgeting and forecasting capabilities.
Bank of America, the second largest bank in the U.S., introduced a new API on Tuesday for its corporate treasury customers. Using the API, these customers can access their banking information and perform real-time transactions. The bank believes that it will improve its ability to collaborate.
PSMA Australia, a public company owned by federal, state and territory governments in Australia and that distributes location data, today announced the release of an API that provides access to data for buildings in Australia. The Buildings API offers data on more than 8.8 million buildings.
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled an experimental Connected Vehicles API for developers, the first for the Daimler-owned automaker. Through the API, developers can have access to telematics data, such as a vehicle's location, tire pressure and fuel levels, as well as a variety of vehicle data.
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things Weather, and Recognition. Highlights include the Microsoft Azure LUIS language processing API and several weather APIs from Foreca. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
SmartBear has released a tool that it says is helpful for the testing that API providers might do during the API lifecycle. For example, it can reverse engineer an API definition by inspecting existing API calls. However, the experience is marred by several references to the Swagger specification.