Espresso Logic Launches Live Browser to Enable Instant API Creation from a Database

Mark Boyd, April 24th, 2014

Backend-as-a-Service provider Espresso Logic has continued to build on its RESTful API services this week with the launch of the new Live Browser feature. The new service allows enterprise and business customers to first convert any database into an API, and then to create an application “in 30 seconds”. VP of Business Development, Ron Kaplan, talked to ProgrammableWeb about how the new service can be used to prototype and test an API design based on a company’s existing data assets.


Today in APIs: Withings API, and 4 New APIs

Greg Bates, April 23rd, 2014

WithingsBlood and oxygen monitoring is available on the newly-released Pulse O2 from Withings. AgeCheq helps API providers comply with child privacy laws. Plus: MEVU’s Bitcoin Wallet makes paying a real gesture, Enterprise Document Viewer’s New API, and 4 new APIs.


Today in APIs: Mapbox adds Smart Directions, and 3 New APIs

Greg Bates, April 22nd, 2014

MapBoxMapbox adds a new navigation service for apps. Cloudwords releases APIs and new machine translation capability. Plus: Convergence Innovation competition winners, CA Technologies simplifies enterprise cloud and mobile delivery, and 3 new APIs.


Two Breakout API Categories (And Two Slumpers) of 2014

Adam DuVander, April 22nd, 2014

So far more than 650 APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in 2014 and some new trends are starting to emerge. Some recent popular categories remain near the top of the charts. The financial APIs that put APIs in the mainstream continue to expand, adding about 50 new APIs in the first quarter. A few other categories were less consistent and had extreme rises or falls in popularity.


Developers Emerge as Kingmakers of IT in the Cloud Era

Michael Vizard, April 21st, 2014

While there’s no doubt that the influence of developers has never been greater, a debate is starting to emerge concerning how much power developers now wield across the enterprise. At the Red Hat 2014 Summit last week, Deepak Advani, IBM general manager for cloud and smarter infrastructure, told attendees that developers are now the kingmakers of enterprise IT. To back up that claim Advani noted that not only do developers today decide what APIs will be published, but increasingly they determine what technologies are actually deployed.


Today in APIs: WSO2 to Host Integrated Ecosystem Workshops, and 11 new APIs

Eric Carter, April 18th, 2014

WSO2 is set to host three workshops on integrated ecosystems across three Asia-Pacific cities throughout the month of May. Plus, the role of APIs in cross-border currency transfer and 11 new APIs.


Enigma Opens Door to Public API and Platform Access

Mark Boyd, April 17th, 2014

Open data startup Enigma has released its platform to the public and now provides the open Enigma API so that developers can begin drawing on open data sources and feeding them into their applications. Co-founder Marc DaCosta spoke with ProgrammableWeb about the importance of encouraging developer involvement, and why Enigma can succeed when other open data platforms have had difficulties building a sustainable model.


AppDynamics Extends Application Performance Management Reach

Michael Vizard, April 16th, 2014

Ever since developers discovered the ability to directly manipulate large amounts of data using NoSQL databases, there has been a proliferation of database types across the enterprise. While an increase in the number of database options has been a boon to developers; it creates a level of unprecedented complexity when it comes to managing the overall enterprise IT environment.


Telerik Makes Framework for JavaScript Available via Open Source

Michael Vizard, April 16th, 2014

With strong roots in the Microsoft ecosystem, Telerik has always been part of the commercial software landscape. But starting today Telerik, a provider of application development tools, is embracing open source. The company today announced Telerik Kendo UI Core, an open source implementation of the JavaScript framework and user interface tools that Telerik created for its cross-platform application development environments.


Today in APIs: Phase2’s Humanitarian API, and 3 New APIs

Greg Bates, April 14th, 2014

Phase2 streamlines humanitarian API for Reliefweb. The game Civilization: Beyond Earth hardwires support for Mantle’s API. Plus: getting started with data publishing, Beatport’s API for music culture, and 3 new APIs.


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