Facebook’s Hack Language Speeds Up Development Cycle

Janet Wagner, April 10th, 2014

HackFacebook has released an open source version of Hack, a programming language developed by Facebook that targets HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) and is designed to interoperate seamlessly with PHP. Hack was built to maintain the fast PHP development cycle while allowing for addition of features available in other modern programming languages.


Today in APIs: Plaid API Aims to Make Payment Data Comprehensible, and 9 New APIs

Greg Bates, April 2nd, 2014

PlaidThe big idea behind the Plaid API. The Disrupt NY 14 hackathon tickets are gone within hours, more coming. Plus: APIs Fuel Growth in Service Delivery Platform Spending, Triptelligent launches API for cruise-to-shore visits, and 9 new APIs.


Box’s OneCloud Surpasses 1,000 App Integrations

Eric Carter, March 17th, 2014

BoxProgrammableWeb last checked in on Box’s OneCloud platform last summer. Since then, Box has enjoyed nothing but success, and Box has announced that OneCloud has now surpassed the 1,000 mark for apps that integrate with the OneCloud ecosystem. With the announcement, Box reiterated the simple, straightforward goal it proclaimed with the OneCloud launch in 2012: “In March of 2012, we launched OneCloud with a simple, yet ambitious purpose: to redefine the way enterprises worked on mobile.”


AEC Hackathon 1.1 Is Set for This Weekend

Eric Carter, March 11th, 2014

AEC Hackathon — the hackathon for the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry — is set to host its second hackathon (1.1) this weekend, March 14–16. Last November, more than 100 tech and AEC gurus came together for the first AEC Hackathon, and the second go-around aims to build on the success of the first event. In an industry that is historically resistant to change through technology, the AEC Hackathon looks to break the mold and push innovation.


Dice to Host its First Mobile Hackathon

Eric Carter, March 6th, 2014

Dice, the leading career website for tech professionals, will soon host its first mobile hackathon: Mobile Hack. Mobile Hack will take place March 15th and 16th at the Des Moines Area Community College’s Future Farmers of America Enrichment Center. Dice is based out of New York, but has a significant Iowa presence, and felt compelled to host the event in Des Moines.


The Small Business Web Hosts Annual Summit this Week

Eric Carter, February 17th, 2014

On February 20-21, The Small Business Web will host its annual Summit in San Jose, Calif. Registration is open and PW readers can receive a $50 discount by entering “PWEB” as the discount code. To learn more about the event, its history and what’s in store for 2014, PW caught up with The Small Business Web Founder and Olark’s Chief Marketing Olarker, Sunir Shah. Shah provided us a brief history of the event.


XO Group Hosts Hack Upon A Cause: Provides ProgrammableWeb Feedback

Mark Boyd, February 10th, 2014

Media publishers XO Group hosted Hack Upon a Cause in New York last weekend. ProgrammableWeb spoke with the organizers about how to manage a hackathon aimed at solving real world problems, and checked in with the FullStack Academy winners who learned to code at a bootcamp just four weeks prior to the event.


Today in APIs: Thinkglue Pastes Together an API, and 4 New APIs

Greg Bates, February 4th, 2014

ThinkGlue Semantic Video AnalysisSemantic Video Analysis API created by Thinkglue. The API Strategy and Practice Conference in Amsterdam, March 26-28, 2014 adds new speakers. Plus: TSheets new API makes business tech integrations faster, Mellanox releases ethernet switch API, and 4 new APIs.


Apps for Energy Hackathon Coming to a City Near You

Amy Castor, January 23rd, 2014

Energy-conscious hackers, take note. Apps for Energy, the second contest in the year-long American Energy Data Challenge, is happening now—and $100,00 in prize money is up for grabs.


Developer Evangelists: No End to Career Growth Prospects

Mark Boyd, January 10th, 2014

According to the employment Web site Simply Hired, job advertisements for “developer evangelists” grew by 38% in 2013. The average salary for these new jobs was between $80K and $120K per year. With new vacancies from Twilio, Pebble, and HelloSign all being advertised this month, there is no end in sight for developers who want to combine marketing and business development skills with their programming expertise. ProgrammableWeb surveyed the career field and spoke with Context.io Developer Evangelist Tony Blank about what the job involves.


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