51 New APIs: Astronomy, Census Reporter, and Delivery.com

Melody Clark, February 16th, 2014

This week, we had 51 new APIs added to our API directory including a Bitcoin purchasing platform, a real estate search engine, and an online translation service provider. We also explored Unabel, a platform that combines machine and human translation.


Today in APIs: Coinbase Keys into Better Security, and 11 New APIs

Greg Bates, February 11th, 2014

CoinbaseCoinbase invents better keys to the coin of the realm. Access to Google Apps to require recent version of Android on OEM devices. Plus: Delivery.com uses API to connect content and commerce, what APIs mean to marketing, and 11 new APIs.


New Diffbot API Client Libraries Released

Janet Wagner, February 7th, 2014

DiffbotDiffbot has just announced the release of brand new client libraries for 35+ different programming languages. The company now provides developers client libraries for the Diffbot API in the most-used programming languages as well as languages that are not as common.


Today in APIs: RobustLinks Launches Knowledge API, and 10 New APIs

Greg Bates, January 16th, 2014

Robust LinksRobustLinks API unlocks statistics and meaning in several knowledge repositories. Preventing an API breach like Snapchat’s. Plus: WePay raises $15 million for API, and 10 new APIs.


36 New APIs: Veteran’s Affairs, Adbeat, and Guitar Party

Melody Clark, January 12th, 2014

This week, we had 36 new APIs added to our API directory including a restaurant discovery application, a digital identification verification service, and an anti-piracy and content monitoring service. We also discussed parameter defaults and security issues in APIs.


Today in APIs: Exicon Acquires ApiAxle and 15 New APIs

Eric Carter, January 10th, 2014

ApiAxle has been acquired by Exicon. Plus, Snapchat releases update to fix security flaw and 15 new APIs.


The DataTank Offers API Tool to Help Power Smart Cities

Mark Boyd, January 8th, 2014

A new API tool that transforms open datasets so they can be accessed by a REST API is capturing the attention of local governments interested in implementing smart cities policies. The DataTank is a data publishing platform that can also be used as a plug-in with the CKAN open data platform. It is created and managed by the Belgium chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation, which operates as a social enterprise startup. ProgrammableWeb spoke with The DataTank’s Technical Lead Jan Vansteenlandt about the new open data/API tool and how it can be used to drive the smart cities agenda.


59 New APIs: Macy’s, Nokia, and We Heart It

Melody Clark, December 29th, 2013

This week, we had 59 new APIs added to our API directory including an anonymous email service, a shopping checkout service for Bitcoin and Litecoin payments, and a platform to detect and prevent online fraud. We also covered the success of the various Walgreens APIs, from the prescription refill API to the QuickPrints API and contests, during 2013.


SoapUI Improves REST Support, adds RAML Plugin

Janet Wagner, December 20th, 2013

SoapUISoapUI has introduced a RAML plugin that allows users to import RAML files into SoapUI for testing of REST APIs. The new plugin also allows users to browse the MuleSoft APIhub directory for APIs using RAML or Swagger definitions. SoapUI, and both the RAML and Swagger plugins, are open source on GitHub and available for download from SourceForge. There is also a SoapUI Pro version available that is designed for professional testers and enterprise users.


Scrape.it Describes a Better Way to Extract Data

Ajay Ohri, December 20th, 2013

We have covered Web scraping before. As the amount of data that can be captured from the web increases, developers increasingly need a way to handle huge quantities of data downloads from the internet, both structured as well as unstructured. The basic underlying problem in creating custom scrapers is that websites often differ in the basic variety of formats, so a scraper that runs smoothly on some websites may return junk results on other websites.


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