Today in APIs: 3Scale Launches APItools, and 5 New APIs

Greg Bates, April 3rd, 2014

3Scale Account Management3Scale launches free APItools for enhancing APIs. Amazon Web Services and Twitter called out by Greenpeace for using dirty energy. Plus: Google releases its Prediction API to public, TTM’s RESTjee software expedites APIs in remote data access, and 5 new APIs.


Today in APIs: Beats Music Opens Its API

Greg Bates, March 10th, 2014

Beats Music’s API launched. Overview of 25 health care APIs. Plus: Apple and Google spar over maps in Carplay, and interoperability plans for Google genomics.


Netflix: How ‘Separation of Concerns’ Can Benefit Your API Design

Guest Author, March 4th, 2014

In some of my more recent posts, I have written about upcoming transformations within the API space, ranging from orchestration layers to how Netflix pursued an optimized API design for the 1,000-plus device types that it supports. In this post, I will provide more context for these decisions and how they may (or, perhaps more likely, will) apply to your API designs–especially when it comes to the benefits of the separation-of-design model.


Five Great API Ecosystem Lessons from Evernote

Mark Boyd, February 19th, 2014

APIs are creating opportunities for businesses to enter new markets, extend their customer reach, and create innovative products based on their data assets and core functionalities. As they progress along this path, businesses often start redefining themselves as a platform: They see themselves as allowing customers to couple with a business’ data assets and services via an API in whatever configuration makes sense to the customer’s value chain.


RTI Enhances Capabilities of IoT and Intelligent Systems

Mark Boyd, February 14th, 2014

Internet of Things (IoT) communications platform Real-Time Innovations has this week launched its latest Connext DDS 5.1 software platform to enable development and integration of distributed Intelligent Systems. “We are a messaging and integration middleware, very much targeted at Intelligent Systems,” David Barnett, VP of Products and Markets at RTI, told ProgrammableWeb. “Our focus is on being the messaging and connection infrastructure in embedded machines. DDS is currently used in over 700 commercial applications. Our core domain is the intelligent-systems side.”


Today in APIs: 3Scale Launches API Education Website

Greg Bates, February 5th, 2014

3scale Service Management Resource Site API Alchemy launched by 3Scale. Verizon ends net neutrality and chokes Netflix. Plus: Orchestrate replaces NoSQL databases with API, how to avoid accidental API key exposure.


Join ProgrammableWeb At AppsWorld 2014 San Francisco

David Berlind, January 30th, 2014

Join ProgrammableWeb editor-in-chief David Berlind in San Francisco where he will be chairing the API Strategies Track at next week’s Apps World Conference at the Moscone Center. The agenda is packed with tons of prescriptive advice from some of the leading API practitioners and API management solution providers.


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.


API Access May Give Redbox a Boost

DerryBirkett, December 16th, 2013

RedboxIf you rent games or movies, and you live in the United States or Canada, you probably know Redbox: those red vending-machine-type boxes where you can rent videos and games, any time of the day or night. What you may not know is that the Redbox API gives you access to its database.


How the QuickPrints API Rebuilt Walgreens Photo Printing Service

Mark Boyd, November 27th, 2013

Walgreens QuickPrintsAs pharmacy retail giant Walgreens has announced a new revenue sharing program that rewards in-app developers using itsĀ QuickPrints API with a bigger slice of the customer pie, we take a closer look at the business model behind the API.


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