Cloudfier API Grants Access to Business Web App Functionality

Eric Carter, September 30th, 2013

CloudfierBusiness applications created on the Cloudfier platform inherently contain an API that grants full access to app functionality through the Cloudfier API. Cloudfier allows users to define a business centric solution with Cloudfier’s business programming language. After the solution is defined, the platform automatically creates a web application. Cloudfier was built on Elipse Orion and aims to move towards a new type of development.

Kiuwan API Enables Programmatic Access to Software Quality Control

Eric Carter, September 25th, 2013

KiuwanKiuwan, cloud based software measuring and analysis solution, has announced the Kiuwan API. Through the API, users can continuously monitor the quality of software applications. With increased quality and performance, businesses can increase efficiency and productivity while lowering cost.

Evernote Rate Limits API to Encourage Responsible Programming

Amy Castor, August 15th, 2013

Evernote, the company that makes it easy to remember things, wants developers to use its API responsibly. To ensure this, the company is imposing rate limits on its API, it announced on a blog post. Those limits go into effect today (August 14) for non-production API keys. Existing users have until November 1 to adjust to the change.

Heroku Adds OAuth 2.0 Support to Platform API

Eric Carter, July 23rd, 2013

HerokuA few months ago, ProgrammableWeb announced the release of Heroku’s Platform API, which allowed developers to integrate the Heroku platform with third party applications and services. Now, Heroku has launched a public beta for OAuth 2.0 support for the Platform API. OAuth 2.0 support allows developers to control service needs as opposed to offering full service access to all user accounts.

Xero Launches Payroll API

Eric Carter, June 5th, 2013

Xero Xero, cloud accounting software provider, has expanded its Payroll product to integrate with other applications via the Payroll API. The Payroll API allows developers to build add-on apps to work alongside Xero products, or integrate Xero functionality into existing apps and workflows. Xero’s target audience remains in the SMB space who typically cannot afford massive onsite, dedicated ERP and accounting software packages.

Explaining How Your API Uses OAuth

Guest Author, March 26th, 2013

OAuth is becoming a very popular way to control authorized access to Web APIs and the data that they return. Although it’s one of the most straightforward ways to accomplish this, it’s still rather confusing to use. If your API uses OAuth, then you need to be able to describe it so that developers can quickly understand what they need to do.

New York Times on its TimesOpen Events: A Look Back at 2012

Greg Bates, March 13th, 2013

The Gray Lady is getting her code on. In Andre Behrens’s New York Times blog, Open, billed as “All the code that’s fit to printf(),” he recounts events on coding and science held in 2012. Two of the notable events were the well-attended one on Big Data and Smarter Scaling and their Open Source Science Fair.

Diving into Codeacademy’s API Lessons

Ajay Ohri, January 31st, 2013

Codeacademy has just launched its program for APIs for open release. The well known Codecademy is a team of hackers working hard to build a better way for anyone to teach, and learn, how to code.  Their investors have been Union Square Ventures, Index Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, O’Reilly, SV Angel, Thrive Capital, CrunchFund, Collaborative Fund, Founder Collective, Yuri Milner, Vivi Nevo, Richard Branson, and several others.

Interview: An API-a-day Keeps the… Are You Kidding?

Greg Bates, January 30th, 2013

Okay, spot the New Year’s resolution that’s different: lose weight, exercise, stop procrastinating, build one App every weekday using APIs. Yeah. That last one is the focus of Purchase College student Ali Fairhurst. She’s created a website of her work, APIaday, pledging to build a new App 5 days a week through January.

Codecademy’s New Curriculum Provides Lessons on Creating Basic API Driven Apps

Janet Wagner, January 14th, 2013

CodecademyCodecademy, an online teaching platform that provides free coding courses, has just launched a new curriculum that focuses on how to build real world applications using APIs.

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