AirPair Announces New API Provider Partners in Expert Network

Mark Boyd, April 23rd, 2014

Software developer resource service, AirPair, today announced that 17 new API providers have been added to their trusted partners network. AirPair provides line-by-line code support from leading API developers, using the ‘pair programming’ mentoring technique.


Payfirma Launches Multichannel Payments API

Patricio Robles, March 19th, 2014

Of all the markets being impacted by the booming API economy, perhaps none has seen as much activity and innovation as the payments space. The past several years have seen the launch of a number of disruptive and successful API-centric upstarts, including Stripe and Balanced. Meanwhile, entrenched players like PayPal and Verifone have responded with new offerings of their own.


PayPal Releases Kraken to Help Spur Node.js Adoption

Michael Vizard, March 7th, 2014

PayPal, looking to provide an additional structure around the Node.js application framework, developed the Kraken implementation, a more secure and scalable framework for building commercial-grade applications. This week, PayPal is making Kraken available to the broader open-source community.


Panel Urges API Providers To Prioritize Their “Developer Experiences”

Mark Boyd, March 5th, 2014

ProgrammableWeb’s Editor-in-chief David Berlind moderated a lively panel session at the recent DeveloperWeek conference in San Francisco. The panel included industry thought leaders Jason Harmon from PayPal, Jeremiah Lee Cohick (Fitbit), Alex Salazar (Stormpath), Uri Sarid from MuleSoft (the parent company of ProgrammableWeb) and John Musser, founder of both ProgrammableWeb and API Science. In an hour-long panel on “emergent APIs,” panelists covered API design, SDKs versus APIs and the challenge of API versioning. Bonus points: Each shared their number one piece advice for developers in businesses charged with creating their first API.


Today in APIs: Zapier Launches Course on APIs, and 4 New APIs

Greg Bates, March 3rd, 2014

ZapierZapier launches beginner course on how to build APIs. Nordic APIs adds Stockholm stop to tour, March 31st. Plus: Alipay shuts down WeChat’s API, Google launches genomics effort, and 4 new APIs.


Today in APIs: Galaxy S5 Fingerprint API, and 9 New APIs

Greg Bates, February 27th, 2014

Galaxy S5 Fingerprint API open to developers. IBM’s Watson now available via API. Plus: RIP Mantle API, Facebook miss opportunity to control the world, and 9 new APIs.


Watchmaker, Watchmaker, Make Me an App

Eric Zeman, February 25th, 2014

Wearables were a hot trend at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona this week. No fewer than six devices made their debut, including fitness bands and full-on smartwatches. Without app support, however, these tools are little more than expensive jewelry.


Private, Partner or Public: Which API Strategy Is Best For Business?

Mark Boyd, February 21st, 2014

Businesses exploring an API strategy are asking themselves: private, partner or public? Since the start of the year, there has been a lot more thinking aloud about how businesses decide whether to start with an internal (private) API; use partner APIs to manage specific business relationships; or jump straight into designing external, developer-facing open (public) APIs.


Seven Conversations Overheard at DeveloperWeek 2014

Mark Boyd, February 20th, 2014

Industry conferences such as DeveloperWeek 2014 are a great way to take the temperature of current industry thinking: whether it be discussions among developers over coffee, an aside in a panel presentation, or the chance to compare two presentation styles from developer-focused services. With ProgrammableWeb at DeveloperWeek in San Francisco, here is some of the buzz that we heard.


Today in APIs: AeroFS Launches Content API, and 8 New APIs

Greg Bates, February 12th, 2014

AeroFS launches auditing and content API. Put your API through its paces at the API testing Dojo. Plus: Sign up for Paypal research, having fun with the Marvel Comics API, and 8 new APIs.
AeroFS Auditing and Content API Launch
AeroFS, the company that provides cloud services yet keeps your files on your servers, has launched an [...]


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