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Moving Beyond API Reference Documentation

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“Great API documentation is essential” many people exclaim. The Hidden Value of API Documentation. ” Not quite.

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Open-source Something Often

Diego Basch

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

VC Cafe

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

Feld Thoughts

” 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…  .

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The open API secret

Start Up Blog

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.

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Crunching Apple Pay tokens in PHP

Code as Craft

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

Chris Dixon

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

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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

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

Mark Birch

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

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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

Mark Birch

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


Google Summer of Code: 55 million lines of code released since 2005

The Next Web

Chris DiBona, the open source and public sector engineering manager at Google, was recently interviewed by Slashdot. Sounds good.

Gluecon Year 5

Feld Thoughts

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.

Hiring Developer Evangelists

David Cohen

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.

How Etsy Manages HTTPS and SSL Certificates for Custom Domains on Pattern

Code as Craft

Until fairly recently, this is the point where you had to open up your wallet. That’s a big plus for our sellers. How to HTTPS. And that’s it!

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Infographic: What Tools Developers Actually Use

Many of the categories are wide open. Many of the categories are wide open. open source. ReadWriteHack. ReadWriteWeb.

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GlueCon 2013 Notes: Machine Learning APIs (You Probably Didn’t Know About) – Chris Ismael, Mashape

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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

Peter Levine

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.

Announcing Hound: A Lightning Fast Code Search Tool

Code as Craft

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.

The 50 Most Promising Israeli Startups in 2016

VC Cafe

Redis Labs  – Enterprise-grade open source NoSQL database (Raised $27M). Image credit: Kosher OC Magazine. Billion. 150M each).

CEO Interview with BlazeMeter, Self-Served Load Testing in the Cloud

VC Cafe

With BlazeMeter, the user gains complete control over all their testing resources without the need for downloads, training or external sources (i.e.

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How Google is using Machine Learning and AI

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

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?

Networks And The Enterprise

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

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

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Experimenting with HHVM at Etsy

Code as Craft

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.

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Create Branded Facebook Storefronts With TabJuice


For companies that already have existing sites and e-commerce solutions, TabJuice makes integration easy with their open source API.

Startup Resources

VC Cafe highlights everything you need to know from hosting your code in hackathons to open source legal docs. Lean Methodology Sources.

Christine: Socialtext "Wiki Wednesday" Hackathon Results

Free pizza and beer and internet, create what you will using Socialtexts open source technology. andSocialtexts REST API.

Where are the opportunities for machine learning startups? [guest post]

VC Cafe

It’s striking that algorithm developments for machine intelligence have been overwhelmingly open source. It’s not uncharted territory?—?if

A look inside Google Developer Relations - we are hiring!

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

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

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

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

Open positions at Netflix. Upcoming Changes to the Open API Program. Redesigning the Netflix API. api. (2). The m1.xl

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Adapt or Die: The New Technology Landscape

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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

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.

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Do lean startup principles have a place in the enterprise?

The Next Web

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

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

With open-source tools and public APIs, every product is no longer owned by a given company. Optimize your advisers and investors.

The Blockchain: Ending Data Hacks

View from Seed

Remember when we were scared to buy things online? It wasn’t just my parents. Fourteen years later, consumers in the U.S. cybernero or dimtim123).