In a rare API conference event appearance, Twitter graced the stage at last week’s APIDays Paris. The social giant shared some insight into current API usage among third-party developers and gave some read-between-the-lines signs of how it intends to work with API partners in future.
The vast majority of analytics software is going to be consumed within another application, rather than exist as a stand-alone application. Recognizing this fact, analytics application vendors are racing to deliver robust sets of APIs around their applications that make it easier for developers to embed those capabilities within their applications.
TaskTop, provider of a framework that leverages APIs to integrate application lifecycle management (ALM), is promoting the concept of a software integration lifecycle bus. Providing capabilities similar to what an enterprise service bus (ESB) does for applications, Tasktop is making a case for the integration of ALMs within and without an organization.
In the early days of Twitter, occasionally when you tried to log in you got a “fail whale” – a picture of a whale held up by a flock of birds — as a way of telling you the system was overcapacity, and you should simply try again later. We tolerated it then because, after all, it was only social media. But there are certain types of services, for example, financial exchanges, where you never want a fail whale. So if you have thoughts of building a Bitcoin exchange, where people can buy and trade the popular virtual currency in real-time, you want an infrastructure that can handle high volume trading spikes without going down.
One Hour Translation launches API for its Translation Memory Cloud (TMC). The G Adventures API integrates small group tours with third party apps. Plus: SmartBear Software Acquires Lucierna, and 11 new APIs.
drchrono, a leading cloud and web based Electronic Health Record (EHR) access platform provider, has just announced the launch of the drchrono API which will allow developers to create applications that enhance the drchrono platform as well as create third-party healthcare industry applications.
Mobile messaging, a technology that is often associated with smartphones, is now being more broadly applied within the enterprise. Application of this technology is increasing in areas typically dominated by legacy instant messaging applications. One providers of such a service is HeyWire Business, which today launched a channel partner program designed to reward partners that leverage the company’s API.
The AllSeen Alliance has launched as the 11th Linux Foundation Collaborative Project. The AllSeen Alliance represents an open source consortium dedicated to democratizing and expanding the Internet of Everything. At the heart of the technology lies a a series of APIs that allows hardware devices to communicate with each other regardless of operating system, manufacturer, or other technology mote.
Our API directory now includes 43 metadata APIs. The newest is the OpenStreetMap Taginfo API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Calais API. We list 17 Calais mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of metadata APIs.
Load testing service Load Impact has released a Google Chrome extension to let API developers record API engagement direct from the browser. API developers can then run these recorded use cases through a variety of load testing scenarios to ensure reliable API access ahead of any plans to scale API delivery. Load Impact CTO Robin Gustafsson spoke with ProgrammableWeb about the new service feature.