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.
Street Repairs API makes service of spotting problems easy, popular. AdStage launches platform API. Plus: API design tooling, SeriousBit launches NetBalancer, and 5 new APIs.
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 [...]
Yesterday, Stripe launched its third version of Capture the Flag (CTF3). The first two editions of CTF were purely focused on security issues that developers face in the real world. Stripe has expanded the scope this time around. PW caught up to Stripe Engineer and CTF co-founder, Siddarth Chandrasekaran, to learn more about CTF.
Paymate launches an API to take on Square down under. Algolia revs up search with new real-time API. Plus: Stripe CTF3 coming soon, WSO2 has an upcoming seminar on secure API management, and 21 new APIs.
How an API was designed and implemented is usually of little interest to consumers of the thousands of APIs available today. What matters most is that an API works, is easy to integrate and solves a real problem. But for the growing number of companies looking to take advantage of the booming API economy and considering developing APIs, design is an important subject.
Rainforest, QA solution provider, uses the power of humans to test website quality. The Rainforest API allows developers to programmatically trigger the execution of tests. Rainforest finds that nothing tests a user interface like a good old-fashioned human being. Thus, users set up tests in plain English and Rainforest takes the customer through the steps of the tests.
The afternoon sessions at the API Strategy and Practice conference included one focused on business models in an API centric world. The session featured talks on the Evolution of API Business Models, Market Driven API Business Models and Lessons learned from $0 to $1M API Revenue. One talk that caught my ear was by 3scale CMO Guillaume Balas discussing how to select the right business model.
Understanding cultural differences amongst developers (and between developers and the rest of the business) emerged as a key issue to address when designing APIs, according to a panel session on Creation, Design and Documentation of APIs at API Strategy and Practice in San Francisco today.
As the API Strategy and Practice conference prepares to see API developers, providers and related services descend on San Francisco later this week, the independent startup backed by 1C, AccountingSuite, is still riding the benefits of their participation in API World three weeks ago.