Signifyd, ecommerce fraud prevention service, allows developers to integrate the service with third party ecommerce platforms through the Signifyd API. The Signifyd service uses a number of data points, and allows users to give greater importance to certain points depending on need, to develop a risk score and develop a fraud assessment. From social media activities, to bank data, Signifyd takes a holistic approach to fraud prevention.
SoapUI 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.
Following up on an earlier post outlining the top ten mistakes commonly made at hackathons, Brandon Wirtz now offers his take on ten things every organizer should do when running a hackathon.
While industry analysts expected this year to be the year Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) took off, end-of-year assessments are suggesting that there is still room for further growth in 2014. Forecasters predict a 104% annual growth in the market to reach $7.7 billion in 2017, while this week’s acquisition of MBaaS vendor StackMob by PayPal has piqued more than a few businesses’ curiosity. Meanwhile, analysts from Forrester and major players like Rich Mendis from AnyPresence believe the MBaaS revolution is still yet to happen for the enterprise.
Amazon Kinesis arrives in public beta, a developer tool for real-time apps. Explara’s API and event marketplace for India launches. Plus: Paypal acquires Stackmob, why the orchestration layer is the future of APIs, and 11 new APIs.
PayPal has concluded its first ever global hackathon. The Battle Hack series visited ten cities across the world in 2013. Each stop on the tour included a city winner, concluding with a two-day World Championship at PayPal’s headquarters. The ten regional winners met at the World Championship with a simple challenge from PayPal: build an application that benefits the community and utilizes the PayPal API.
The API Strategy and Practice Conference continues with the afternoon session. The afternoon features keynote talks from Kristin Calhoun and Deepak Nadig, as well as panels on live traffic and weather and the future of the web. The session will be live streamed from 4:50pm-7:00pm PST. View the video below along with the schedule of speakers.
Understanding cultural differences amongst developers (and between developers and the rest of the business) emerged as a key issue to address when designing APIs, according to a panel session on Creation, Design and Documentation of APIs at API Strategy and Practice in San Francisco today.
A new API description language is looking to help out where many modern APIs get stuck: at the design phase. Officially announced, today, the RESTful API Modeling Langauge (aka RAML) offers a format friendly to both humans and machines. It also centers on re-use of results within responses. Like other description languages, it also offers the potential for post-design benefits such as streamlining documentation, enabling interactive consoles and generating client libraries. Though not formally announced at the time, the format was originally revealed earlier this month.