MuleSoft Releases APIkit: Enables API Creation from Design to Backend with RAML

Mark Boyd, November 7th, 2013

This weeks release of the APIkit from MuleSoft offers API developers access to a suite of open source tools starting with API consumer-facing design and extends to a backend connection with an enterprise’s business logic layer and resources. Built for the open source RAML specification, Reza Shafii, Director of Product Management at MuleSoft, told ProgrammableWeb how API developers were crucial to the product design, and why open source solutions are growing in popularity amongst enterprise and business customers.

YourTrove Wonders: Is a tweet a status?

Guest Author, September 20th, 2012

At YourTrove, a lot of what we do involves ingesting social content via APIs and then regularizing that data within our system. For a lot of data, this is pretty straightforward. For example, while Facebook and Flickr might return different meta data, or name fields differently, no one disagrees that a photo is a photo. This is true for essentially all uploaded binary user generated content.

Discover Amazing Open Source Code With the Freshmeat API

Allen Tipper, June 24th, 2011

FreshmeatIf you’re reading this, I probably don’t have to tell you about Freshmeat. This repository of open source code and projects has been around quite a while, and is used by a number of prominent projects. What you may not know, however, is that Freshmeat offers a well-designed Freshmeat API to help developers access the data on Freshmeat for any purpose that makes sense.

Google APIs at Your Fingertips

Tomas Vitvar, July 1st, 2010

Google ModeratorIf you are a bit of a command-line junkie and ever wanted to use APIs but wished you could get that data straight from your favorite shell, GoogleCL is for you. GoogleCL is a new open source project that allows you to utilize major Google APIs without writing code. It defines a set of commands that you can use as command-line utilities and access a number of Google services. For example, you can upload pictures to Google Picasa Web, create a new event in your Google Calendar, upload a blog post to Google Blogger, export your contacts to a file and much more.

Map Mashup Gets Rockefeller Grant, Goes Open Source

Adam DuVander, October 19th, 2009

walkscoreForget venture capital. The new hip funding source is to get a grant. That’s what the company behind Walk Score did and as a result the mashup will go open source.

Access Five Twitter APIs in One

Adam DuVander, August 12th, 2009

TwitterRuby programmers creating Twitter apps, feast your eyes on this gem from squeejee, called Twitterland, which combines five Twitter services into one package.

Google Combines OpenID and OAuth in new Hybrid Protocol

Andres Ferrate, January 30th, 2009
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Google OpenID and OAuth: Together at LastGoogle is making it even easier for developers wishing to implement OpenID with the OAuth. Google has announced that developers can now utilize a “Hybrid Protocol” that combines the OpenID federated login with the OAuth authorization process. The new OpenID OAuth extension makes it easier for developers to implement OAuth through initial authentication using OpenID. According to Yariv Adan on the Google Data APIs Blog:

Google’s JavaScript APIs Get a Playground

Andres Ferrate, January 23rd, 2009

Google AJAX API PlaygroundGoogle has announced the release of a new AJAX API Playground that is sure to make life much easier for developers working with Google’s JavaScript APIs. The Playground is full of various types of JavaScript samples, including samples for the following APIs:

OpenSocial Java, PHP, Python, and Ruby Libraries Released

Andres Ferrate, December 29th, 2008

OpenSocialOpenSocial recently had its first year anniversary, and the specification and APIs are growing in popularity. And now, courtesy of the OpenSocial team, several new client libraries are available for leveraging server-to-server APIs. This gives developers easy access to building OpenSocial apps in languages other than JavaScript.

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