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.
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.
Intuit’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.
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.
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.
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.
GoSquared 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.
A 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).
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.
Vidyo’s VidyoConferencing 3.0 is a major release including a new desktop conferencing system, a sharing and collaboration system, and two new room system form factors. One of the most interesting features is Vidyoweb that works in browsers to include users of IM clients such as Skype and Google and streamlined experience for guest users on the system.