The Slack PHP SDK by Morning Train is a complete native PHP wrapper for the Slack API. Slack is a tool for managing team communications, and the Slack API allows users to integrate with other third-party applications, and can provide such tools as: upload an image or file, get a channel's history, set a channel's "unread" marker, retrieve lists of files, and search a Slack instance.
With APIs becoming more and more prominent, a growing number of companies are finding success with API-only or API-centric offerings. So is building customer-facing applications a thing of the past? While there is good reason to believe that the trend toward API-focused companies will continue and even accelerate, there are still virtues to building end-to-end solutions.
GitHub today unveiled Teletype for Atom, a new tool that aims to make real-time social coding much easier. Atom is a free, open-source text editor that GitHub first released in 2014. With Teletype, which is currently in beta, developers anywhere in the world can collaborate without latency.
A recent report by the Aite Group entitled "The Case for Mashups in Capital Markets" projected that despite the current financial climate, capital market firms will spend $35 million in mashup technology this year. According to the report, which surveyed 13 major capital market firms around the world, these companies will be willing to invest in mashups in order to address a variety of business processes: