Today in APIs: CoinPlanter Wins CoinBase API Contest, and 9 New APIs

Greg Bates, March 31st, 2014

CoinbaseCoinPlanter wins Coinbase API contest. Why launch an API-focused startup. Plus: Amazon, Microsoft & the birth of cloud startups, Backupify expands coverage across the enterprise, and 9 new APIs.


Google Cloud Platform Announces Price Cuts, Managed VMs and new Developer Experiences

Romin Irani, March 31st, 2014

Google has ruffled feathers with Cloud Computing vendors by announcing a series of price cuts and features that are bound to have long lasting effects on the industry. At the Cloud Platform Live Event held on March 25, Google not just cut prices drastically across its offerings, but announced key features like Managed VMs and developer experience improvements that have made it a worthy competitor to Amazon Web Services, who is the current heavyweight in the Infrastructure As a Service (IaaS) segment.


API Strategy and Practice Day Two: The Values Behind an API-enabled Sharing Economy

Mark Boyd, March 31st, 2014

API Strategy and Practice’s first European Conference, held in Amsterdam, wrapped up late Friday. Day Two of the conference continued to unfold the larger narrative that had begun on Day One, by first showing how APIs are being used across industries (from big brands to banking to non-profits). The day concluded by giving voice to the underlying values that APIs are making prevalent in the new shared economy, with talks by Kat Borlongan (from Five by Five), Adam Wiggins (co-founder of Heroku), and Adam DuVander (SendGrid and ProgrammableWeb).


Node.js Gets Ready for the Enterprise

Michael Vizard, March 31st, 2014

Node.js started life as an implementation of JavaScript found in the Google Chrome browser that is optimized for event-driven, non-blocking I/O applications. Originally, Node.js found favor in organizations that needed to build real-time applications to manage distributed devices such as routers and switches. But as Node.js has evolved, it has also been widely adopted to build both mobile computing applications and applications for the Internet of Things (IoT). The reason: Node.js makes it possible to use JavaScript in a server-side way that allows applications to scale.


4 Ways APIs Are Being Talked About in the Enterprise

Mark Boyd, March 28th, 2014

Opening a panel on enterprise use of APIs this morning at API Strategy and Practice in Amsterdam, Kin Lane of API Evangelist, said that “Where the enterprise is colliding with web APIs is fascinating. Helping enterprise understand web APIs, but also helping web developers understand the enterprise is an essential next step.” Helping unpack enterprise use of APIs, were panelists Isabelle Mauny, Director of Product Management at WSO2, Ismail Elshareef, Open Platform at Edmunds, Laura Heritage, Principal Consultant at SOA Software, and Toralf Richter, Senior Manager Engineering at Tom Tom Business Solution.


Zoeticx Unfurls Healthcare Application Platfom in the Cloud

Michael Vizard, March 28th, 2014

There are a lot of opportunities for developers in the healthcare space, but accessing the data needed to drive those applications can be maddeningly frustrating. There are no shortage of electronic medical record (EMR) systems, but they all have their own proprietary interfaces.


Four Great Data Dashboard Platforms: Ducksboard, Geckoboard, Klipfolio, and Leftronic

Janet Wagner, March 28th, 2014

ProgrammableWebLast month, ProgrammableWeb published an article that took a detailed look at DataSift and Gnip, two of the leading enterprise social data platforms. The article mentions the growing trend of Data as a Service (DaaS) and how DaaS is anticipated to significantly grow the market for Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics platforms.


Good Technology Simplifies Workflow Across Mobile Apps

Michael Vizard, March 25th, 2014

The typical workflow in the enterprise spans multiple applications. But in the age of mobile computing it’s not always as easy as it should be to craft a workflow that spans multiple applications. Moving to address that specific issue Good Technology today updated the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform with a new activation code capability that creates an “activation delegate” for every application a user accesses on the platform.


37 New APIs: Nest, British Airways, and The Magic Gathering

Melody Clark, March 23rd, 2014

This week, we had 37 new APIs added to our API directory including an SMS Bitcoin payment platform, an API for the New York Public Library digital collections, and a platform to organize personal media collections. We also discussed 6 great ways to increase API adoption, which is critical for any public API.


Good Technology Offers API Providers Access to Enterprise Mobility Platform

Mark Boyd, March 21st, 2014

New data on enterprise mobility take up suggests the industry is just taking off. Current opportunities for developers are in the utilities and energy and financial services sectors, with business intelligence and social business being key application use cases. Good Technology – which publishes an enterprise mobility quarterly report – is already leveraging the results to guide their industry partnerships and new products. ProgrammableWeb spoke with VP of Marketing, John Dasher, about how Good Technology is enabling API providers to access new enterprise customers from their mobile and cloud-based security platforms.


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