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Walgreens has announced that a number of updates are coming soon to the company’s API Platform. Among the platform updates are the addition of a Store Number List Endpoint to the Store Locator API, the launch of the new Add To Cart API, and backend upgrades to the HTML Checkout Photo Prints API.
Twitch made API news this week with new endpoints and a developer invitation to discuss rate limit increases. The new endpoints allow developers to get and create clips, and retrieve the top games on Twitch. Twitch opened a dedicated email box specifically for fielding rate limit increase requests.
Postman has announced the launch of the Postman API Network, a growing list of available public APIs, each of which supports its Postman Collections tech. The Postman API Network helps developers find APIs and in turn hopes to help API providers facilitate developer on-boarding.
Avolution announced the addition of an enhanced API to its ABACUS enterprise architecture toolset. The API will grow the data source integrations available through ABACUS. As business relevant data sources continue to grow, an effective REST API is an essential component of EA.
The previous parts of this series helped you become familiar with various kinds of push technologies. Sometimes you will want to build your own push API from scratch. Other times that isn't the case and this article helps familiarize you with some of the turnkey push API infrastructure providers.
project44 has expanded its transportation visibility suite of APIs to railroads. With the rail visibility API, users gain end to end, real-time tracking of rail shipments across US and Canada rail networks. This API supplements the truckload visibility API for a multimodal tracking suite.
Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Shipping and Mapping. Highlights include the Lengoo API which allows applications to be integrated with human translation services, and gRPC versions of Google Cloud Vision and Video Intelligence APIs.
Google has announced that availability of its Manufacturer Center service has been expanded to more countries and the company has launched the Google Manufacturer Center API. The API allows Manufacturer Center users to programmatically add, update, delete, and distribute product data.
ALFAcashier has opened an API for access to its electronic currency exchange and associated features. The API allows users to integrate cyrptocurrency exchange functionality directly within third party sites and apps. Additional services include order creation/status/tracking and address validation.
A good API is the secret to being able to test earlier, which means finding problems earlier in the software process. Perhaps earlier enough to prevent the delays, certainly earlier enough to save time. If you want to test earlier and be more effective, this is the place to start.
The best workflows direct customers through business processes, guiding them along each step they need to take to reach their goals. They also give developers good starting points for testing. But how can API testing workflows help teams figure out where to start, and know when they're done?
Many software testers get by with a small toolset but testing an API requires expanding on that. New tools emerge and others go out of fashion every day, but at least we can make a list of what is relevant right now. Here are some suggestions to help your process of choosing an API testing tool.
This is the final part of our API Testing series. In this article we will talk about what's coming up in the near future that will change how we test and deliver new APIs. Included are looks at the possible effects of newer architectural styles such as GraphQL and gRPC, and new tooling.
Even though Webhooks, PubSubHubbub, and WebSockets are really popular, they aren't the only options at your disposal. This part of the series provides overviews of a number of other push alternatives that you might find helpful for meeting the needs of your particular application.
As Microsoft continues to see the popularity of Kubernetes on Azure increase, the demand for a simple solution to connect containers to Azure services arose. Accordingly, Microsoft recently announced the preview version of the Open Service Broker for Azure through the Open Service Broker API.
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Email, and Bitcoin. Highlights include the Vantiq API for building applications that automate systems, resources and operations, and the LaterPay API, for developers to monetize applications
GraphQL was created by Facebook to solve nagging issues with RESTful APIs like having to make multiple roundtrips to the server to fetch required data. Tech titans like GitHub and Shopify are already using it in production but many businesses have yet to take the leap.
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Recognition and Cryptocurrency. Highlights include the Google Poly API for access to 3D assets, and several APIs for querying United States patent information. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Payment Rails has launched its Global Payout API which provides applications payout capabilities such as international ACH, real-time currency conversion, and global mass payouts. The platform provides access to a network for sending payouts using SWIFT, local banks, and other methods.
This week, Amazon announced the launch of a new Route 53 Auto Naming API that allows developers to automate the registration of DNS for microservices. According to Amazon, "The new API simplifies the management of DNS names and health checks for microservices that run on top of AWS."