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.

40 Identity APIs: Animetrics, Instantor and Qwerly

Matthew Scott, January 2nd, 2014

Google OpenIDOur API directory now includes 40 identity APIs. The newest is the Instantor API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google OpenID API. We list 10 Google OpenID mashups.

Today in APIs: Skype to Kill Desktop API, Stormpath Joins AWS Marketplace, and 13 New APIs

Greg Bates, July 15th, 2013

SkypeSkype is closing its desktop API at the end of 2013. Stormpath joins the AWS marketplace and partner network. Plus: a hack-day tool for parsing civic data and 13 new APIs.

APIs as Glue: Making it Stick

Guest Author, May 29th, 2013

Last week, for the first time I had the opportunity to attend the Glue conference in Broomfield, CO. An aptly named conference, Glue’s mission is to provide a technical forum for web application builders, architects, and integrators to talk about the various technologies that stick together to make a web platform and its associated applications. It’s one of the most exciting and nerdy places you can go, and it’s well worth the investment if you’re in this industry. Perhaps one of the most interesting aspects of this conference is the co-mingling of Big Enterprise and Scrappy Start-up.

API Spotlight: Geopulse Context, Talkray, and Ephesoft APIs

Matthew Scott, April 6th, 2013

RixtyOf the many APIs we published this week, ten were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those ten, which included the Rixty API. Rixty was conceived as alternative payment solution for online shoppers who would rather pay cash then risk their sensitive data on the Internet. The Rixty API simply gives developers access to the functionality so they can integrate the system onto their own website. Users must visit one of 500,000 retail locations to exchange their cash for a Rixty code(currency), that is redeemed from the API.

Stormpath Identity API: Solves Big Security Problem With Sleek Answer, Gets Fat Check

Greg Bates, April 1st, 2013

StormpathQuestion: How did a company that is essentially an API raise $8.2 million? Answer: by smartly targeting a fat market (identity access management in the cloud) that has great need, according to the press release,

API Jobs from Stormpath, Xero and Klout

John Sheehan, March 15th, 2013

API Jobs APIs open up a lot of unique opportunities that require engineers with diverse skill sets. You can see this in both the engineering and evangelism roles below from Stormpath, Xero and Klout. Being a polyglot is as important as ever, especially when the technology you’re building by definition can work with everything else.

Stormpath Uses New Funding to Enhance API

Eric Carter, February 26th, 2013

StormpathStormpath, user management and authentication service, recently announced a new round of funding that will allow it to enhance the Stormpath API. The Stormpath team believes that its API presents a disruptive technology that empowers developers at the SMB level through technology not available to enterprises utilizing legacy tools and software.

Today in APIs: YouTube Caption Translation, LinkedIn OAuth 2.0, and 8 New APIs

Kevin Sundstrom, February 22nd, 2013

YouTubeYouTube has integrated with Gengo and to allow seamless caption translation. The LinkedIn API has moved to OAuth 2.0. Plus: StackMob launches enterprise API marketplace, Rackspace open sources PHP SDK for OpenCloud, and 8 new APIs.

Today In APIs: PushBullet API, Stormpath Identity Management API and 12 New APIs

Romin Irani, February 19th, 2013

PushBulletPushBullet makes platform play with API release. Stormpath Identity Management API moves out of beta. Plus: A Mobile API could be the basis for future mobile search results and 12 new APIs.

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