Made by Stephen Connolly at CloudBees, this is a Java library made for interfacing with the Zendesk API. Though not supported by Zendesk, the client is endorsed for use as part of the Zendesk developer community. The client is written using AsyncHttpClient and Jackson.
Being able to connect a lot of things to the Internet is one thing; being able to build applications that actually do something useful with them is quite another. While the Internet of Things (IoT) is all the rage these days, few organizations have any actual capability to take advantage of it. With that in mind, Glassbeam has launched SCALER, a cloud-based platform for creating analytics applications based on machine data.
After 18 months of courting independent developers and business development deals, Mitch Colleran at Eventbrite had a few realisations about APIs. By broadly categorising APIs as either utilities or ecosystems, the approach to building API programs and measuring value becomes clearer.
Many APIs return error codes that don’t provide much detail about the nature of the error, or how developers can go about resolving it. This post by Simon Tabor on the Luno blog discusses defensive design practices to ensure your API errors support your users in fixing issues.