This Python sample code walks you through the basics for making a successful API call and passing through the authentication steps. It is used for two way (Mutual) SSL and for API Key - Shared Secret (X-Pay-Token). The repository of code snippets for the Visa Developer Program can be used with various Visa API's including; CyberSource Payments, Visa Direct, Visa Checkout, Mobile Location Confirmation, Visa Transaction Alerts and more. The Visa Developer Program opens new opportunities with direct access to Visa’s APIs, developer tools and expertise.
Thirty One APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Banking, DevOps, and Notifications. Highlights today include several Messaging APIs and APIs for building finance and stock trading applications. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Street Apps Challenge, the Thomson Reuters sponsored Developer Contest for developing Smart phone based financial applications, has announced its winners. Our previous coverage of the contest asked readers to go and vote for the applications that they liked. This was part of the public voting phase that ended on August 29, 2010. At that time, we covered the two leading applications in terms of votes received, TRAM and Knowledge Storm.
RecordedFuture, at first glance, is scary. It’s one of those projects that brings the saying “with great power comes great responsibility” to mind. The company has developed a platform for providing momentum and sentiment ratings around two conceptual abstractions: events & entities. Its system is continually scanning “thousands of high-quality new publications, blogs, public niche sources, trade publications, government web sites, financial database, and more,” then making that available via the Recorded Future News Analytics API. This type of news aggregation and processing is a level of awareness that no single human could otherwise obtain. From a theoretical perspective, having a tool such as this at one’s disposal would create a huge information advantage. Could this be called an information weapon?