You have a major development project launching next month and your team needs help. Perhaps it’s a vexing problem related to the Ruby on Rails ActiveRecord API. Or an optimization issue with the AngularJS $animate service. What do you do?
Oracle teams with Microsoft in cloud battle against Amazon. Twilio voice operations carry further. Plus: Mulesoft raises another $50 million for cloud API dominance, how APIs connect the world, and 8 new APIs.
There are major advantages to today’s applications being built atop APIs. If you’re reading ProgrammableWeb, there’s a good chance you know all about integrating with other services. The major disadvantage of modern distributed architecture is pretty obvious—someone else’s service could go down and it’s outside of your control. You might not even know a service is down, which is why many top API providers are now making status pages available. These sites help communicate to developers when anything is amiss with the API.
Beats Music’s API launched. Overview of 25 health care APIs. Plus: Apple and Google spar over maps in Carplay, and interoperability plans for Google genomics.
While the number of APIs grows by leaps and bounds every year, only a fraction of websites offer official APIs. Not willing to wait, those who want and need data are increasingly taking matters into their own hands through the creation of unofficial APIs. A new tool, Gargl, gives individuals an open-source option for doing just that.
PayPal, looking to provide an additional structure around the Node.js application framework, developed the Kraken implementation, a more secure and scalable framework for building commercial-grade applications. This week, PayPal is making Kraken available to the broader open-source community.
2014 is already turning out to be a great year for BigML.
Google Cloud Platform continues to roll out consistent updates to its App Engine platform-as-a-service (PaaS). Its latest release, version 1.9.0, makes available App Engine Modules, which aims to help developers break their applications into logical components to bring significant efficiency to both cost and performance. The update also includes a MapReduce library for Java and several PHP Runtime improvements.
Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of cross-platform messaging service WhatsApp was obviously a boon for WhatsApp’s founders, employees and investors, but it also proved to be a good thing for several of WhatsApp’s biggest competitors.
Email is one of the oldest mediums of communication on the Internet, and, for many companies, it’s still one of the most important. Delivering email and tracking email campaigns reliably is crucial to success for countless businesses today.