July 31, 2015
Single purpose API
Do you use or plan to use a weather API in the near future? If so, Earth Networks would love to hear your thoughts on the landscape of Weather APIs on the market. Your feedback may help guide improvements in weather APIs and every survey respondent willl get a chance to win an Amazon gift card.
The Cloud Foundry Foundation built a team to develop a new Service Broker API. The team includes individuals from tech industry leaders who will come together to build a single API that provides services to apps running on cloud native platforms. The project hopes for a new industry standard.
A survey of API experiences raised some of the largest problems developers encounter, including which companies cause them. The Facebook API was mentioned far and away more than any other in long-form answers to questions about headaches, horror stories and other issues while integrating with APIs. Also mentioned often were Google APIs and the Twitter API. While it should be noted that all three are also among the most popular for developers, there are lessons to be learned in mining the results of this survey put out to Hacker News readers.