Today in APIs: Phase2’s Humanitarian API, and 3 New APIs

Greg Bates, April 14th, 2014

Phase2 streamlines humanitarian API for Reliefweb. The game Civilization: Beyond Earth hardwires support for Mantle’s API. Plus: getting started with data publishing, Beatport’s API for music culture, and 3 new APIs.


Survey Finds Developer Influence Reaches Far Beyond IT

Michael Vizard, April 14th, 2014

Developers have always exercised more influence over all things IT than generally acknowledged. But now it looks like the reach of that influence is starting to extend well into business and society itself. A new survey of 1,000 software developers in the U.S. published today by Chef, providers of an open source framework for automating the management of IT, finds that 94 percent of the developers surveyed expect to be a revolutionary influence in major segments of the economy during the next five years. Additionally, 63 percent feel a talented software developer has more power to change society than a talented public speaker.


Microsoft Gives Developers Windows Phone 8.1 Code

Eric Zeman, April 14th, 2014

Windows Phone 8.1 represents developers’ best chance to make some money – at least as far as Microsoft is concerned. The company released a developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1 today and hopes that code writers will get to work creating compelling apps and games for its refreshed mobile operating system.


MyDoorHandle Delivers API Access to Virtual Address Solution

Eric Carter, April 14th, 2014

MyDoorHandle allows users to create short, memorable weblinks that point to physical locations: DoorHandles. Instead of sharing physical addresses (which easily become outdated or incomplete), DoorHandles create a digital address which are easy to create and continually ensure accuracy.  MyDoorHandle has now expanded its offering to include API access to DoorHandle creation. The API will allow third party developers to incorporate MyDoorHandle’s many location based services.


Coinbase’s App Store Serves up Bitcoin Applications

Patricio Robles, April 14th, 2014

Despite volatility and growing pains common in new markets, many believe that crytocurrencies like Bitcoin are going to revolutionize digital commerce. That has created a gold rush as entrepreneurs and companies move to take advantage of the opportunities Bitcoin has created.


33 New APIs: USPS, Xbox Music, and iCarpool

Melody Clark, April 13th, 2014

This week, we had 33 new APIs added to our API directory including a customer service solution, an LED light control application, and a WiFi and smart device enabled 3D printing solution. We also covered Hack, Facebook’s new open source language, which speeds up the development cycle.


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.


TIBCO Software Adds RESTful API Support to Business Modeling Software

Michael Vizard, April 11th, 2014

The symbiotic relationship between APIs and end users looking to consume the data they provide, got stronger today with the release of an upgrade to ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks software from TIBCO Software. Version 6.0 of TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks adds support for RESTful APIs and enhanced tools for managing the mashups of data drawn from multiple sources.


Microsoft Releases Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.1 Beta

Eric Zeman, April 11th, 2014

Microsoft this week released Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.1 Beta for developers. The expanded set of open source tools should ease the pain of web programming and technical computing, and are being offered for free under the Apache 2.0 license.


Today in APIs: PrintToPeer API Covers All 3D Printers, and 3 New APIs

Greg Bates, April 10th, 2014

PrintToPeer API makes 500 3D printers compatible. Apperian API opens for mobile app development. Plus: Clearent’s API makes payments play nice with software, Mozilla launches social API directory, and 3 new APIs.


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