Today in APIs: Radius Launches API Performance Monitoring Solutions, and 9 New APIs

Eric Carter, April 11th, 2014

Radius has launched a new API Performance Monitoring Solution. Runscope landed another round of funding to develop tools targeted at the enterprise. Plus, Apigee develops its big data analytics story and 9 new APIs.


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.


How To Query YouTube Through Its Python APIs

Marcello La Rocca, March 26th, 2014

Video is becoming increasingly important to a growing number of businesses. Whether it’s an internally produced video showing off your wares or the integration of customer videos in the context of social networking, video has become a key business tool. YouTube has become pretty much synonymous with video, and YouTube APIs let you bring the YouTube experience to your webpage, application or device. In this post, we will explore how to perform queries on videos stored on the video-hosting website and retrieve feeds according to different criteria.


37 New APIs: Nest, British Airways, and The Magic Gathering

Melody Clark, March 23rd, 2014

This week, we had 37 new APIs added to our API directory including an SMS Bitcoin payment platform, an API for the New York Public Library digital collections, and a platform to organize personal media collections. We also discussed 6 great ways to increase API adoption, which is critical for any public API.


Today in APIs: Readyforce Launches HackerHub, and 10 New APIs

Eric Carter, March 19th, 2014

Readyforce has announced a single hub for companies to discover, sponsor, and connect with student-run hackathons: HackerHub. W3C has published a working draft of a Clipboard API. Plus, the debate over an open government and APIs continues and 10 new APIs.


Google Maps API Now Supports GeoJSON

Eric Carter, March 19th, 2014

Google MapsToday, Google announced GeoJSON support for the Google Maps API. GeoJSON is an open source file format that eases visualization creation. The thought behind GeoJSON support lies in the data format’s ability to simplify code.


FoundationDB Excels with an “Opinionated API”

Mark Boyd, March 12th, 2014

As the database market continues to expand, many start-ups in the space are focusing on honing their key points of differentiation to carve out a customer market. FoundationDB — with founders from the Adobe-acquired Visual Sciences — believes that their transactional, API-at-the-core database software will continue to increase in importance as customers seek a NoSQL solution with the reliability of SQL. Cofounder and CEO of FoundationDB David Rosenthal spoke with ProgrammableWeb about how customers are using FoundationDB and why it is worth having an “extremely opinionated API” at its center.


Riskpulse Announces Sense API, Aids Data Monetization

Mark Boyd, February 27th, 2014

Big data analytics company Riskpulse has exclusively informed ProgrammableWeb about the launch of the Sense API, aimed at helping start-ups, innovators, data analysts, and new tech product makers to monetize the data they might be collecting. Matthew Wensing, CEO and cofounder, tells us how third-party developers can partner with Riskpulse, using the Sense API to commercialize risk assessment-related data.


Today in APIs: Census Bureau Economic Indicators Now in API, and 10 New APIs

Greg Bates, February 25th, 2014

US Census BureauThe US Census Bureau adds economic indicators to its API. Instant API attends Texas Tech Wildcatters. Plus: CA/Layer7 aiming for a world of connected devices, Yodlee to co-host 11 hackathons worldwide, and 10 new APIs.


Today in APIs: Survey Reports API Security is Key Concern, and 11 New APIs

Greg Bates, February 20th, 2014

CA’s Layer7 survey reports split over whether security or usability is biggest API issue. AnyPresence wins top API infrastructure award. Plus: API design security and usability remain key, Broadcom’s open network function virtualization platform, and 11 new APIs.


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