Mind42, a mind mapping web application, has launched the Mind42 API. Mind mapping is a process that collects ideas and then arranges them in a graphical way. The tree or star-like graphical depiction that Mind42 creates illustrates the connection between different ideas or topics. The Mind42 API allows developers to access, create and edit maps on Mind42 from third-party applications.
Controlling a local database is vital for collecting tweets and users from the Twitter API. Once this is accomplished, you no longer have to worry about rate limits, API reliability or speed of access. I do most of my work with MySQL, but any server-based database can be used—even a flat file in CSV format is a viable solution for minimal storage needs.
As the amount of processing power that can be affordably invoked via the cloud continues to increase, applications that were once thought too impractical to build are suddenly quite feasible. A good example of that is AppStream, a new service that Amazon is beta testing that allows graphically and resource-intensive applications to be extended out to any number of devices that previously would not have had the processing capabilities to run them.
Successful Twitter engagement is generally measured with the simple goal of gaining a high follower count, but true engagement doesn’t end with a follow-back—that is just the beginning. What you really need for success on Twitter is an ongoing conversation with like-minded individuals, folks who will provide informed feedback on your tweets, introduce you to their friends on Twitter who share your opinions and help spread your messages. This series of articles on engagement programming will show you how to use Twitter API 1.1 to move from simply following to truly engaging on Twitter.
It’s easy to forget that private APIs are the norm. Putting together the right public/private API strategy requires identifying the risks and needs of your business, and making smart moves to take things in the right direction.
AWS has launched CloudTrail: a resource tracking and user visibility API. CloudTrail records API calls made to AWS accounts and returns log files. CloudTrail records calls across AWS services. Whether you need to track calls made to the AWS Management Console, AWS SDKs, command line tools, Cloud-Formation, or other AWS services; CloudTrail’s call history helps increase security analysis, resource change analysis, and compliance.
In this 4-part series looking at business-to-developer (B2D) strategies, we first looked at the emerging trend of ‘API coming soon’ landing pages. Then in Part 2 we gave some examples of successful private beta release phases of business APIs, aimed at building an engaged developer community around their API. In this third part, we speak with Jakub Nesetril (Apiary.io), Mehdi Medjaoui (Webshell.io) and Reza Shafii (MuleSoft) about why tools that engage with API consumer-developers are like documentation for a new B2D-mindset.
TeamViewer, remote support and online meeting software provider, has launched the TeamViewer 9 Beta which includes the TeamViewer API. TeamViewer has been a heavily adopted meeting package and is now on its 9th edition. The API launch has been long asked for and TeamViewer expects a two-pronged adoption of the API. Some developers will choose to build custom applications with the API, others will incorporate TeamViewer functions into existing workflows and solutions.
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.
The API economy is only going to be as strong as the quality of the APIs that enable it. Unfortunately, not all APIs are created equal in terms of quality, which collectively tends to act like a drag on the API economy.