Plantronics Courts Developers for Its Wearables

Eric Zeman, March 7th, 2014

Wearables are the next big thing and Plantronics, maker of enterprise-grade Bluetooth headsets and other gear, wants to play a key role. The company has a dedicated developer program with PLT Labs, and is participating in hackathons around the country to raise awareness about its potential.

Dice to Host its First Mobile Hackathon

Eric Carter, March 6th, 2014

Dice, the leading career website for tech professionals, will soon host its first mobile hackathon: Mobile Hack. Mobile Hack will take place March 15th and 16th at the Des Moines Area Community College’s Future Farmers of America Enrichment Center. Dice is based out of New York, but has a significant Iowa presence, and felt compelled to host the event in Des Moines.

Tableau Software Becomes a Member of Emerging Splunk Ecosystem

Michael Vizard, March 5th, 2014

As a platform for indexing and analyzing machine data, Splunk has emerged as a provider of a Big Data platform that developers can easily invoke. Now Splunk is starting to build an ecosystem around that platform.

Netflix: How ‘Separation of Concerns’ Can Benefit Your API Design

Guest Author, March 4th, 2014

In some of my more recent posts, I have written about upcoming transformations within the API space, ranging from orchestration layers to how Netflix pursued an optimized API design for the 1,000-plus device types that it supports. In this post, I will provide more context for these decisions and how they may (or, perhaps more likely, will) apply to your API designs–especially when it comes to the benefits of the separation-of-design model.

Today in APIs: Zapier Launches Course on APIs, and 4 New APIs

Greg Bates, March 3rd, 2014

ZapierZapier launches beginner course on how to build APIs. Nordic APIs adds Stockholm stop to tour, March 31st. Plus: Alipay shuts down WeChat’s API, Google launches genomics effort, and 4 new APIs.

Today in APIs: RxREVU Announces Medication Optimization API, and 9 New APIs

Eric Carter, February 28th, 2014

RxREVU has announced a medication optimization API to reduce costs and improve outcomes. Aylien launched a Text Analysis API. Plus, WSO2 releases white paper on building an ecosystem for API security and 9 new APIs.

Today in APIs: Survey Reports API Security is Key Concern, and 11 New APIs

Greg Bates, February 20th, 2014

CA’s Layer7 survey reports split over whether security or usability is biggest API issue. AnyPresence wins top API infrastructure award. Plus: API design security and usability remain key, Broadcom’s open network function virtualization platform, and 11 new APIs.

Five Great API Ecosystem Lessons from Evernote

Mark Boyd, February 19th, 2014

APIs are creating opportunities for businesses to enter new markets, extend their customer reach, and create innovative products based on their data assets and core functionalities. As they progress along this path, businesses often start redefining themselves as a platform: They see themselves as allowing customers to couple with a business’ data assets and services via an API in whatever configuration makes sense to the customer’s value chain.

NPR Touts Benefits of Consuming Your Own APIs

Stuart Iler, February 18th, 2014

The idea of “eating one’s own dog food,” or dog fooding, goes back a long way–most notably, with companies using their own software to demonstrate the technology’s performance and value. Today, many companies are dogfooding their APIs, not only to demonstrate the APIs’ benefits but also to put the technology through its paces over time.

Kaazing Continues its Revolution in the Web-Connected World

Eric Carter, February 18th, 2014

Kaazing, software-based web communications platform, continues to attract big name customers as its key product enables realtime communication at unprecedented scale. As announced today, Vikram Mehta has taken the reigns as Kaazing’s new CEO. ProgrammableWebcaught up with Mehta as he prepares to build on Kaazing’s success and take the company to the next level.

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