Pedalling the Connection: Data, Devices and APIs in Le Tour de France

Guest Author, August 7th, 2013

198 riders from 22 teams set off on June 29th, 2013 to race in the 100th anniversary of LeTour de France — an annual multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in France. Today, professional cycling is arguably the most technology addicted of all sports, with cyclists frequently using  technology to achieve improved performance. Similar to other sectors, API Management is now at the heart of the latest technology advances in this field.

Layer 7 Survey Shows Rapidly Growing Need for API Programs by Enterprises

Janet Wagner, July 31st, 2013

Layer 7Layer 7, a CA Technologies company and leading API-driven integrations security and management solutions provider, has just released the results of a survey focusing on key enterprise concerns that are driving the adoption of API management solutions.

The Recent Rise of Government Open Data APIs

Janet Wagner, July 30th, 2013

ProgrammableWebIn recent months, the number of government open data APIs has been increasing rapidly due to a variety of factors including the development of open data technology platforms, the launch of Project Open Data and a recent White House executive order regarding government data. This post is a general overview of several recent factors that have led to the rise of government open data APIs.

The Growing Trend of Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)

Janet Wagner, July 17th, 2013

ProgrammableWebThere is a category of vendors on the rise in the API space; Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS). The term is fairly new and there is some debate as to the definition and features of vendors that would be classified in the iPaaS category. This post is an overview of iPaaS and features several vendors that offer iPaaS solutions.

The Thing About the Internet of Things: Digital Life Dragged Down by the Analog World

Greg Bates, July 15th, 2013

If things are moving so fast, why haven’t we caught up yet? Why can’t my stove automatically set a timer for 10 minutes every time I turn a burner on–and why can’t I receive that alarm on my iPhone while I’m upstairs, in time to rush back down and save dinner? I’m thrilled that the Nest thermostat is out there. But it is simultaneously cool while reminding us that this transition to the Internet of things (IoT) where everything is connected up is going to be a long slog. Okay, faster than chipping our way out of the Stone Age. Still.

Automobile: The Next Major Technology Platform – Part III – Apple Enters Car as a Platform Arena, GM’s Dan Akerson

Janet Wagner, June 21st, 2013

ProgrammableWebAt the June 2013 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple announced some of the new features in iOS 7, including enhanced in-car integration described by Apple as “bringing an Apple designed experience into the car for the first time.”

Automobile: The Next Major Technology Platform – Part II – Infotainment, Navigation and Telematics

Janet Wagner, June 20th, 2013

ProgrammableWebThis post features the three categories of connected car services; Infotainment, Navigation and Telematics as well as several recent news announcements. According to Connected Cars World, the trade association divides connected car services into three categories; Infotainment, Navigation and Telematics.

Automobile: The Next Major Technology Platform – Part I – Connected Vehicle Developer Programs and Standards Groups

Janet Wagner, June 19th, 2013

ProgrammableWebThe “Car as a Platform” wars have been heating up for some time now and ProgrammableWeb has published several posts on the topic, including: “Car as a Platform Wars: GM Joins Ford” by Adam DuVander, “Ford Launches Program That Provides Developers Ability to Create Vehicle-Controlled, Voice-Activated Smartphone Apps” by Janet Wagner, and “Have You Driven a Ford API Lately? Round Up on the Connected Car” by Greg Bates.

API Spotlight: Wedding Perks, Mobpartner, and Valutec APIs

Matthew Scott, February 15th, 2013

Data Science ToolkitOf the many APIs we publishes this week, eleven were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll toss those eleven into the spotlight, which include the Data Science Toolkit API. The API is a collection of open data sets and open-source tools for data science. These tools consists of Geodict, Text to Places, File to Text, Street Address Coordinates, and 6 more that can be found on their website. To learn more about the Data Science Toolkit API visit the Data Science site as well as the Data Science Toolkit API blog post.

Estimating the Number of Non-Public APIs

Guest Author, January 15th, 2013

ProgrammableWeb is known for publishing the number of public APIs in its directory, and they regularly present an impressive graph that shows how this number has increased exponentially over time. However, not all APIs are public, and ProgrammableWeb is not able to obtain information on how many non-public APIs exist.

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