A monitoring and notification class for immediately communicating website outages to a webmaster, or webmaster(s).
Basically, the class simulates a web request to a specified URL and either SMSs, calls, or e-mails any number of website administrators if an error occurs (according to http header status code returned).
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in the Cloud, Automation, Environment, and Messaging categories. Also added are SDKs for Optimal Payments, Nike+ , Commercetools, and Maventa invoicing. Here, we summarize the new additions and how they can assist application developers.
Cisco announces a $150m Spark fund to fuel development on its Cisco Spark Platform, which provides a communication platform that combines messaging, call and meeting features. The service is similar to Slack with a focus on the Enterprise market. All 3 services are currently available in the US.