A little more than one week has passed since Buffer’s infrastructure was successfully hacked, resulting in a flood of unauthorized posts to Twitter and Facebook. Shortly after ProgrammableWeb’s investigation of the hack revealed how more questions about the attack deserved to be answered, Buffer disclosed some of the answers on its blog. But more questions remained and Buffer’s CTO Sunil Sadasivan has come forward to answer them in this ProgrammableWeb exclusive Q&A.
There’s more than meets the eye to October’s successful attack on Buffer. Due to the significant legal and financial risks alone, the incident involving identity theft should serve as a wake-up call to end-users, Web developers, and API providers that not enough is being done to secure the Web.
Just because your favorite US Government Web site is reachable during the federal shutdown doesn’t mean that the APIs that go with it aren’t impacted. As ProgrammableWeb editor-in-chief discovers, there could be more to the government shutdown than meets the eye.
An emerging trend is taking place where platforms are increasingly letting developers interact with their APIs through SDKs. Layer 7’s Scott Morrison comments on why this is happening and when it makes sense, noting that “SDKs make the service subordinate to the client, thus inverting a hierarchy that goes back to the early days of distributed computing.”
A new Facebook Keyword Insights API has been made available to a select range of media partners in the United States, allowing registered developers to create finer-grain, real-time data analysis of popular reactions to the latest news, sport and pop culture stories.
This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 4 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Careerjet and Thinknum. The most often used APIs this week are Careerjet , Google Maps and indeed. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Job Search (2 APIs, 2 mashups), Financial (1 APIs, 1 mashups) and Mapping (1 APIs, 4 mashups).
Summer is slowly coming to an end as Labor Day approaches which means its time to turn the page on August mashups. Before we do that, lets take a look at some of the awesome mashups submitted to our directory this month. These mashups include an artist discovery application for the Austin City Limits Music Festival, cash flow model analysis through the web, a real time search engine for the Indonesian job market, and daily deals for Netherlands super markets.
This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 11 different APIs were used to build them. and ome of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Brewery DB. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, indeed and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (3 APIs, 4 mashups), Search (1 APIs, 1 mashups) and Video (1 APIs, 1 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
According to estimates by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, in 2022 the average household with two teenage children will own roughly 50 Internet-connected devices, up from approximately ten today. Conservative estimates put the number of connected devices currently at approximately 12 billion, with the number due to grow to 50 billion by 2020, according to a separate Cisco study. Therefore, while the trend known as the Internet of things (IoT) isn’t a new idea, with each new Wifi-enabled thermostat and each new car dashboard touchscreen, it is steadily becoming a reality.
This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 20 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include AlchemyAPI Text Categorization and Google Affiliate Network. The most often used APIs this week are eBay Finding, Google Maps and indeed. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Search (3 APIs, 3 mashups), Job Search (3 APIs, 4 mashups) and Photos (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups: