Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Stocks, Gambling, Fonts and Webhooks. Highlights today include the Simplecast API for podcast integration and the Sqreen API for application security. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
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This is the first part of our series on push technologies. This article will look at Webhooks, explaining what they are, how they work and why they are well suited to use cases where the underlying data is constantly refreshing. We will also look at examples of APIs that are supporting this style.
Google released Chrome 58 Canary this week, which enbales WebAssembly by default. The action gives Chrome more power to run web apps directly in the browser, but this is early days. WebAssembly -- sometimes referred to as wasm -- is a smaller, more efficient format for compiling content on the web.
Webhooks have been one of the top requested features by Intuit developers, as apps that integrate with QuickBooks Online need to respond swiftly to current data as that data becomes available. This article explains what Webhooks are and how to configure them for your QuickBooks Online app
There are different ways to get information out of Recurly; each option has pros and cons depending on the specific objective. This article looks at when to consider webhooks, a very effective and efficient means to obtain information. The example is the process of retrying a failed payment.
Webhooks offer a far more efficient way to monitor changes to an endpoint than traditional polling. In this recent article on InfoWorld, Mark Geene discusses the technology and highlights three commercial implementations that put it to good use to improve the customer experience.
New advances are constantly made to the fundamental architecture of networkable APIs drawing into question the longevity of the prevailing approach. Like how RPC-style APIs gave way to REST-styled APIs. Now there's GraphQL from Facebook and its recent adoption by Github raises interesting questions.
PayPal has launched the much anticipated Webhooks support for its Payouts functionality. This allows users to receive notifications on their Webhook URLs for PayPal Payouts transactions. These notifications are currently for status scenarios such as processing, success and denied.