Moving Beyond API Reference Documentation
DECEMBER 8, 2015
“Great API documentation is essential” many people exclaim. The Hidden Value of API Documentation. ” Not quite.
Open-source Something Often
JUNE 10, 2013
If you write code for a living, when was the last time you released something as open source? What have you open-sourced for me lately?
Harvard Professor Yochai Benkler: Cooperation Trumps Self-Interest
NOVEMBER 26, 2013
Benkler cites the model of Free Open Source Software (FOSS), which now accounts for more than 40% of all software (Lerner and Schankerman).
Oracle’s Java API Suit Against Google – Five Years Later
JUNE 29, 2015
” Oracle also got copyrights to the Java APIs. Remember, Java was theoretically Open Source, but like so many things in our world when lawyers get involved “it’s complicated.” See Is Java free/open source or not? and Is java an open source programming language? Alas… .
The open API secret
Start Up Blog
JANUARY 17, 2012
The biggest flip the technology age has done on the industrial era is the open API. For the uninitiated, an open API (Application Program Interface) is a word used to describe sets of technologies that enable websites to interact with each other. applications. And that is outsourcing the R&D to total strangers.
Crunching Apple Pay tokens in PHP
Code as Craft
NOVEMBER 20, 2015
Today we’re open sourcing part of our server-side solution, applepay-php , a PHP extension that verifies and decrypts Apple Pay payment tokens. Many payment processors offer APIs to decrypt Apple Pay tokens on your behalf, but in our case, we wanted the flexibility of reading the tokens in-house.
Software eats software development
APRIL 13, 2014
Startups created simple APIs that abstract away complex back ends. Open Source. Open source dominates every level of the software stack, including operating systems (Linux), databases (MySql), web servers (Apache), and programming languages (Python, Ruby). Some improvements include: Infrastructure. Services.
Avoiding Monolithic Regret
FEBRUARY 29, 2016
This is typically accomplished through clear public APIs for a module. What is so wrong about a monolithic architecture? What does this mean?
Building in public forces true competitive advantage
A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks
DECEMBER 20, 2016
For example, if Etsy open-sourced their entire stack, would that make it easy for a competitor to overtake Etsy? Essays
Building on Someone Else’s Railroad
JULY 10, 2012
Like the real estate adage about location, API’s and platforms can be hugely important in gaining traction. Platforms are great launching pads.
#DefragCon 2013 Notes: Towards an API Commons – Steven Wilmott, 3Scale and Kin Lane, Presidential Innovation Fellow
NOVEMBER 5, 2013
Towards an API Commons – Steven Wilmott, 3Scale and Kin Lane, Presidential Innovation Fellow. The number of APIs are exploding. Need client code to help interact with the APIs. API copyright is a legal grey area. Will require lots of client code to connect to the multitude of APIs. API Defrag 2013
NYC Open Data
OCTOBER 12, 2011
NYC Open Data : nycdigital : NYC Open Data makes the wealth of public data generated by various New York City agencies and other City organizations available for public use. The age of open sourcing government is upon us and it starts with open access to data. government API big data NYC open source technology
Gluecon Year 5
APRIL 2, 2013
Building using Netflix’s Open Source Architecture (a 4 hour workshop). Using Swagger to Build a Great API Interface. Node.js is for APIs. As we enter the 5th year of Gluecon , I’m very excited to see it come together. An Enterprise Mobile Reference Architecture. The Pros and Cons of Choosing Go.
Google Summer of Code: 55 million lines of code released since 2005
The Next Web
OCTOBER 17, 2012
Chris DiBona, the open source and public sector engineering manager at Google, was recently interviewed by Slashdot. Sounds good.
Hiring Developer Evangelists
MARCH 3, 2016
They typically take the form of APIs and make life easier on the web for developers. I’ve invested early in many such companies including SendGrid , Twilio , FullContact , Stream and RunScope. The thread went on: “There is a large community around our open source project. spent first 12 months at Twilio remote.
Infographic: What Tools Developers Actually Use
DECEMBER 9, 2011
Many of the categories are wide open. Many of the categories are wide open. open source. ReadWriteHack. ReadWriteWeb.
GlueCon 2013 Notes: Machine Learning APIs (You Probably Didn’t Know About) – Chris Ismael, Mashape
MAY 22, 2013
Machine Learning APIs (You Probably Didn’t Know About) – Chris Ismael, Mashape. Many machine learning libraries have complexity hidden behind an API. link] – a variety of machine learning algorithms open sourced that may be candidates for API-ification. link] – cloud API marketplace.
Mesosphere: A Platform for the Next Generation Datacenter
JUNE 9, 2014
At the time, he spotted a new open source technology that had been built at UC Berkeley called Mesos and he helped Twitter bring it into full production. Today, almost all of Twitter’s infrastructure is built on top of Mesos, which is now an Apache open source project and is at the core of Mesosphere’s products.
How Google is using Machine Learning and AI
Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing
NOVEMBER 28, 2016
Machine Learning will impact everything we do at Google. You can already see the results in Google products you use today. What do these words mean?
The 50 Most Promising Israeli Startups in 2016
MAY 12, 2016
Redis Labs – Enterprise-grade open source NoSQL database (Raised $27M). Image credit: Kosher OC Magazine. Billion. 150M each).
Announcing Hound: A Lightning Fast Code Search Tool
Code as Craft
JANUARY 27, 2015
Today we are open sourcing a new tool to help you search large, complex codebases at lightning speed. The backend keeps an up-to-date index for each repository and answers searches through a minimal API. We are calling this tool Hound. The Problem Hound Solves. Why Create a New Tool? To run Hound you just need Go 1.3+. Get It.
CEO Interview with BlazeMeter, Self-Served Load Testing in the Cloud
DECEMBER 15, 2011
With BlazeMeter, the user gains complete control over all their testing resources without the need for downloads, training or external sources (i.e.
Networks And The Enterprise
A VC : Venture Capital and Technology
AUGUST 30, 2012
MongoDB is an open source datastore for web scale applications. These developers became a network of users and contributors to the open source project. Twilio build a dead simple API and cloud service that allowed developers to quickly connect their apps to the world of telephony and SMS. It's a similar story.
When You Should Still Use a Relational Database Instead of NoSQL
JUNE 13, 2011
Experimenting with HHVM at Etsy
Code as Craft
APRIL 6, 2015
In 2014 Etsy’s infrastructure group took on a big challenge: scale Etsy’s API traffic capacity 20X. What is HHVM? Why HHVM? The Experiments.
Create Branded Facebook Storefronts With TabJuice
JULY 10, 2011
For companies that already have existing sites and e-commerce solutions, TabJuice makes integration easy with their open source API.
MARCH 11, 2013
VC Cafe highlights everything you need to know from hosting your code in hackathons to open source legal docs. Lean Methodology Sources.
Where are the opportunities for machine learning startups? [guest post]
DECEMBER 1, 2015
It’s striking that algorithm developments for machine intelligence have been overwhelmingly open source. It’s not uncharted territory?—?if
Christine: Socialtext "Wiki Wednesday" Hackathon Results
FEBRUARY 8, 2007
Free pizza and beer and internet, create what you will using Socialtexts open source technology. andSocialtexts REST API.
A look inside Google Developer Relations - we are hiring!
Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing
JANUARY 27, 2011
General registration will open on February 7th. Also check out the open Developer Relations jobs around the world. We are hiring!
HTML5: 10 Provocative Predictions For The Future
FEBRUARY 22, 2013
Sections. Social. Mobile. Enterprise. Cloud. Small Biz. About. Contact. Advertise. Privacy. Search. Follow us. Share. Share… on Facebook. Cloud.
Facebook now a mature and stable partner
The Equity Kicker
MAY 1, 2014
Parse announced AppLinks, a live, open-source SDK that provides seamless browsing to URLs from within apps. Facebook
Benchmarking Cassandra Scalability on AWS - Over a million writes per second
NOVEMBER 26, 2011
Open positions at Netflix. Upcoming Changes to the Open API Program. Redesigning the Netflix API. api. (2). The m1.xl
Adapt or Die: The New Technology Landscape
Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog
JULY 19, 2013
Cloud-based data and service APIs, meanwhile, are available for just about everything you can think of, often for a low monthly fee.
Programmer Competency Matrix
OCTOBER 8, 2012
source code version control Folder backups by date VSS and beginning CVS/SVN user Proficient in using CVS and SVN features. source tree organization Everything in one folder Basic separation of code into logical folders. Good knowledge of editors, debuggers, IDEs, open source alternatives etc. Poor spelling and grammar.
Do lean startup principles have a place in the enterprise?
The Next Web
AUGUST 6, 2013
Consider open-sourcing certain aspects of your platform. There is a lot of talk about the lean startup and whether it works or not.
4 Considerations for Expanding Your Startup to International Markets
SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
and China, and recently recorded their 1,000,000th download of Bonita Open Solution. People Recommended Mashable Staff More people. from France.
Do You Have The Moxy To Be A Parallel Entrepreneur?
Startup Professionals Musings
OCTOBER 1, 2013
With open-source tools and public APIs, every product is no longer owned by a given company. Optimize your advisers and investors.
The Building Blocks of the Web
JANUARY 27, 2014
Zapier is a building block for connecting APIs, so you can piece things together more easily. GitHub is probably the best example. Startups
Learn How to Start a Company Stanford-Style
Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog
JUNE 17, 2013
Think about an energy company building APIs to monitor consumption and efficiency at client sites and adjusting their work accordingly--that''s huge.