Five Great Gaming APIs For Developers To Play With

Janet Wagner, January 22nd, 2014

ProgrammableWebVideo games have come a long way since the days of Pong and Asteroids. Today many video games feature ultra-realistic high-definition graphics and complex gameplay. In addition, modern video games can be played online, allowing gamers to build large social communities that focus on specific video games and video game genres.

nMile Launches Cloud-based CMS:

Eric Carter, January 22nd, 2014

nMile, mobile and web application developer, has launched the beta trial for new cloud-based content management system (CMS): seeks to give application owners more control over applications with simplified content management after an easy integration with Podium. ProgrammableWeb chatted with nMile founder, Josh Dechant, about the release.

Today in APIs: Skycore Launches Mobile Marketing API, and 24 New APIs

Greg Bates, January 15th, 2014

SkycoreSkycore launches mobile marketing API with SMS and MMS capabilities. MobileDevHQ, now free, launches API. Plus: 24 new APIs.

Developer Evangelists: No End to Career Growth Prospects

Mark Boyd, January 10th, 2014

According to the employment Web site Simply Hired, job advertisements for “developer evangelists” grew by 38% in 2013. The average salary for these new jobs was between $80K and $120K per year. With new vacancies from Twilio, Pebble, and HelloSign all being advertised this month, there is no end in sight for developers who want to combine marketing and business development skills with their programming expertise. ProgrammableWeb surveyed the career field and spoke with Developer Evangelist Tony Blank about what the job involves.

LumenData’s Acquisition of is a Win-Win

Ajay Ohri, January 8th, 2014

We have covered before on ProgrammableWeb and it is an exciting API using machine learning algorithms to deliver predictive analytics. It has specialized in classifying streaming data using machine learning. was acquired in December 2013 by LumenData, and we have an exclusive interview with co-founder Andy Bartley post the acquisition.

Global Hackathon Seeks PDF Extraction Solutions

Mark Boyd, December 17th, 2013

An upcoming PDF Liberation Hackathon is aimed at raising developers’ skills in unlocking data from PDF sources. The hackathon will be held onsite in Washington D.C. and in San Francisco on Jan. 17 – 19, 2014, while international developers can also compete remotely. ProgrammableWeb spoke with organizer Marc Joffe about how API-focused developers can participate.

Today in APIs: HP Drops EC2 API Support, and 2 New APIs

Greg Bates, December 5th, 2013

HP customers approve of it blocking Amazon’s EC2 API. Oracle renews copyright threat to API use. Plus: 2 new APIs.

3scale Presents Three Biz Strategies For Your API

Mark Boyd, November 26th, 2013

At today’s NordicAPIs, Mark Cheshire, COO of API Management Platform 3scale, urged participants to act now to introduce APIs into their business. Not only is software eating the world, said Cheshire quoting Marc Andreessen, but, as his CEO Steve Willmott has rephrased, APIs are eating software.

The State of the Web Audio API

Romin Irani, November 25th, 2013

HTML5 and its APIs have gone a long way toward making Web applications compete with native applications. A key area in which HTML5 has seen the maximum attention from developers has been in its support for media technologies. Developers have used HTML5 audio and video APIs in tremendously innovative ways. However, it has not been an easy ride, with developers complaining about the lack of support for complex audio and video functions.

SAP Plans to Build API Management Gateway

Michael Vizard, November 22nd, 2013

SAP has more than 1,500 applications and services, and with the emergence of SAP HANA as an in-memory computing platform, the company plans to expand its application portfolio even more. The challenge is figuring out how to make it easier for developers to integrate all those applications.

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