January 13, 2016
Single purpose API
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Diffbot is one of the coolest new ideas on the internet. The service brings monitoring to the web in a new and interesting way. The company is just about to release a whole slew of projects built on its collection of Diffbot APIs for following changes to web pages and RSS, as well as extracting clean text from websites.
NodePing, website and server monitoring service, offers the NodePing API that enables IT departments to incorporate NodePing functionality into third party apps and existing maintenance and monitoring tools. Every minute, NodePing sends messages to a variety of services and protocols (e.g. SSL, HTTP, IMAP4, DNS, etc.) to ensure a site or server remains up and running. If NodePing receives an error, users can identify an unlimited amount of contacts to receive alerts via email, text, voice, Twitter, webhook, and more.
Reader comments about Microsoft forking Node.js and being abandoned by a .NET developer has us wondering how developers really feel about the software giant.