The most popular types of APIs added to ProgrammableWeb in 2013 continue to look grown-up. Financial and Enterprise topped the most popular categories, with Social almost falling off the top 10 list. As more big companies recognize the power of APIs, these new types of APIs eclipse the early adopter categories that caused the majority of companies to take notice.
Singly has announced the open beta of its app connection platform. The platform consists of two main components (i.e. the App Fabric SDK and the Data Fabric infrastructure). The App Fabric simplifies social data sharing and shortens time to enable functionality such as friend finding and login across multiple apps. The Data Fabric allows developers to integrate features like synching, data querying, intelligent indexing, instant push, archiving, and more.
Our API directory now includes 50 backend APIs. The newest is the CloudBees API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the CloudMine API. We list two CloudMine mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of backend APIs.
Continuing on an appearance in our last jobs post for a job with the same title, this week we’ve got two ‘Full Stack Developer’ positions. These developers are expected to have experience with both the front- and back-end technologies required to power a web service API. If you fancy yourself a polyglot that likes working on a lot of different projects and technologies, this might be the job for you.
Most of the projects I work on as a contract developer involve some kind of 3rd party API integration. Because of that, I tend to think there should be an API for whatever external thing that needs to be done. A good amount of the time there is – if you need to send email, push real-time updates, offload data storage, deliver faxes, even hire someone like me, there really is an API for that. However, occasionally I run across some case where there is no API, even though it certainly seems like there should be. Maybe I’m just not throwing the right terms at google, maybe there aren’t really that many use cases, but every once in a while I think, “Shouldn’t there be an API that does [that]?”
Our API directory now includes 78 hosting APIs. The newest is the MongoHQ API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Heroku API. We list 13 Heroku mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of hosting APIs.
The first Hackathon in the Lehigh Valley ended April 1st (no really, it did). As it was the first event of its kind we opened with the notion that in contrast to the media’s use of the term ‘hacker’, at these events, it’s about the good kind of hackers. That concept was a echoed by the demos. Not just quality demos, but a lot of projects that try to accomplishing something of value. Here’s a rundown of the teams at LVHack 2012 – a sample of what can be built in a weekend using the wide range of platforms available today.
Our API directory now includes 307 mobile APIs. The newest is the Mobilepax API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the foursquare API. We list 81 foursquare mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of mobile APIs.
It wasn’t that long ago, just late last year, that I started wondering if CloudMine was trying to replace me. Just a few months pass, and it seems my fears were not unfounded.
If you’re not familiar with what the CloudMine API offers, it’s backend-as-a-service, with the core feature being easy storage and access of user – and global – data. All that’s required to store JSON data in the global scope is an HTTP call with the application’s credentials. Storing user data in a private scope only requires the addition of the user’s credentials.