37 New APIs: Nest, British Airways, and The Magic Gathering

Melody Clark, March 23rd, 2014

This week, we had 37 new APIs added to our API directory including an SMS Bitcoin payment platform, an API for the New York Public Library digital collections, and a platform to organize personal media collections. We also discussed 6 great ways to increase API adoption, which is critical for any public API.


30 New APIs: Beats Music, HollyStock Celebrity, and Postcard

Melody Clark, March 16th, 2014

This week, we had 30 new APIs added to our API directory including a social media tool for real estate agents, a mobile advertising platform, and an in-application purchasing platform. We also covered devices, data, and developers at SXSW 2014.


44 New APIs: Sochi Olympics, Plivo, and Qualcomm

Melody Clark, February 23rd, 2014

This week, we had 44 new APIs added to our API directory including a company that builds app-enabled products, a hacker event listing service, and a digital magazine publishing platform. We also covered 2014’s Developer Week, which took place last week.


Today in APIs: Survey Reports API Security is Key Concern, and 11 New APIs

Greg Bates, February 20th, 2014

CA’s Layer7 survey reports split over whether security or usability is biggest API issue. AnyPresence wins top API infrastructure award. Plus: API design security and usability remain key, Broadcom’s open network function virtualization platform, and 11 new APIs.


Four Great Community Features Your API Program Should Support

Adam DuVander, February 14th, 2014

In a previous post I covered six great ways to engage your API community. It was based on seeing thousands of APIs—some that received developer attention and some that fell flat. Now I have dug into ProgrammableWeb’s directory to find the features that really seem to make a difference. Comparing the top 100 APIs to the rest of the pack, it’s clear that community support is a huge differentiator.


52 New APIs: USPS Calculator, Spark, and Musicovery

Melody Clark, February 2nd, 2014

This week, we had 52 new APIs added to our API directory including a music information site, a PassBook passes building & management service, and a financial trading platform. We also discussed APIs, caching, and data delivery.


59 New APIs: AT&T, Evercam, and Esri

Melody Clark, January 19th, 2014

This week, we had 59 new APIs added to our API directory including a flu outbreak tracking application, an online business launching tool, and an online management system for churches. We also explored the top tools that help developers mock web services instead of starting from scratch.


Today in APIs: Skycore Launches Mobile Marketing API, and 24 New APIs

Greg Bates, January 15th, 2014

SkycoreSkycore launches mobile marketing API with SMS and MMS capabilities. MobileDevHQ, now free, launches API. Plus: 24 new APIs.


Today in APIs: Teamleader Pulls API Together, and 7 New APIs

Greg Bates, January 7th, 2014

TeamLeaderTeamleader launches API for its CRM, invoicing and project planning platform. Security firm Cyber Squared launches Threat Connect API. Plus: getting ready for APIs, WSO2 technical webinar, and 7 new APIs.


Is REST losing its flair – REST API Alternatives

Guest Author, December 19th, 2013
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The adoption of REST as the predominant method to build public APIs has over-shadowed any other API technology or approach in recent years. Although several alternatives (mainly SOAP) are still (very) prevalent in the enterprise, the early adopters of the API movement have taken a definitive stance against them and opted for REST as their approach and JSON as their preferred message format.


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