Load Impact Announces Cloud-Based Load Testing for Mobile Apps

Mark Boyd, April 2nd, 2014

Startup Load Impact is today announcing a new cloud-based load testing service specifically designed for mobile apps. The load — or stress — testing service can simulate traffic loads to a mobile apps’ API and analyze performance factors so that developers looking to enable a mobile first strategy via API can get a real picture of their end users’ potential experiences. Founder and CEO Ragnar Lönn spoke with ProgrammableWeb on the eve of the new service announcement.

Top Tools to Help You Mock Web Services

Patricio Robles, January 13th, 2014

Developing complex, interactive web applications can be a significant undertaking fraught with potential pitfalls and challenges. Fortunately, developers have a significant number of tools to help them avoid many pitfalls and address common challenges. From robust IDEs and web application frameworks to unit testing libraries and continuous integration software, just about every step of the development lifecycle is covered.

Cascading Open Source Development Framework Adds Support for Hadoop 2.0

Michael Vizard, November 22nd, 2013

Concurrent adds support for Hadoop 2.0 with Cascading application development framework. Cascading makes it easier to isolate the data processing and data integration elements of an application.

Today in APIs: Intuit’s Quickbooks API, and 12 New APIs

Greg Bates, November 19th, 2013

Intuit QuickBooks OnlineIntuit’s Quickbooks online API gets an update. Searchlight, the first search marketing API, is launched by Conductor. Plus: API management invasion, interest is growing in the OpenMP 4.0 Standard API, and 12 new APIs.

50 Accounting APIs: Debitoor, Kashoo and RazorCloud

Matthew Scott, October 9th, 2013

Intuit Data Service Our API directory now includes 50 accounting APIs. The newest is the Accounting Suite API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Intuit Data Service API. We list one Intuit Data Service mashup.

US Government Shutdown Affects OpenData APIs

Mark Boyd, October 4th, 2013

The impacts of the US Congress’ impasse on passing legislation to fund government activities has stretched to the White House’s APIs and to APIs provided by US Federal Government agencies. US Government managed APIs are currently offline. It is a blow to the Federal Government’s emerging open data infrastructure.

API World Day One: Developer-focused Services Rise Up While API Business Models Remain Unsolved

Mark Boyd, October 3rd, 2013

The APIWorld and DataWeek events are currently taking place in San Francisco with a mix of API providers and developers, C-level enterprise representatives, and marketers all vying for attention. It is a mixed bag of attendance with over 4,000 participants expected, although the close proximity of the event to the timing of the API Strategy Conference being hosted at the end of the month, also in San Francisco, may be causing some lack of cohesion in the type of audience attending. Key themes include the growth of services aimed at supporting developers, the limited creativity of using realtime data and the slippery task of defining a viable API business model.

Today in APIs: GoSquared’s Real-Time Analytics API, Yiftee GiftUP API for Holidays, and 10 New APIs

Greg Bates, October 1st, 2013

GoSquaredGoSquared soups up its real-time analytics API. Yiftee launches its Gift API in time for the holidays. Plus: Doximity API connects doctors to Facebook Connect, Hypermedia can show how resources are related in REST-based APIs, and 10 new APIs.

Perfect Trip DevCon Opens Access to $250 Billion Market

Mark Boyd, August 26th, 2013

ConcurA developer conference and associated awards package aims to create a developer community around business travel – a market worth over $250 billion each year. The Perfect Trip DevCon is the brainchild of Concur, a travel and expense automation service, built on a range of web and software as a service technologies and making use of a wide variety of financial and travel APIs (and accessible via the Concur API).

Today in APIs: Concur DevCon to Tackle the Perfect Trip, MedMaster Mobility API and 10 New APIs

Greg Bates, August 15th, 2013

Concur announces Devcon on business travel for October 2. Master Mobile Products certifies its MedMaster Mobility API on the Greenway Marketplace. Plus: the Quantified Self conference announced in Europe for October 10, Ink lets developers create workflow between apps, and 10 new APIs.

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