Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Payments, Names, and Monitoring. Highlights include an API for conversational AI and an API for integrating a paywall service into applications. Here's a rundown of the latest additions for developers.
There is a category of vendors on the rise in the API space; Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS). The term is fairly new and there is some debate as to the definition and features of vendors that would be classified in the iPaaS category. This post is an overview of iPaaS and features several vendors that offer iPaaS solutions.
Salesforce has introduced a new Apex Metadata API for Force.com to help developers build self-configuring applications, upgrade scripts, and custom set-up user interfaces. The API allows applications to enable capabilities such as retrieve metadata synchronously and set up a callback on completion.