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Moving Beyond API Reference Documentation

Launch Any

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

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10 Questions Your API Documentation Must Answer

Launch Any

Effective communication is the most important factor for API success. Your API Documentation Must Answer 10 Key Questions.

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Resolving the Frontend/Backend API Design Conflict

Launch Any

Let’s look at three examples of common API design frontend/backend conflicts, then look for a way to resolve them. mobile app, web).

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Improving Your API Conversations with Hypermedia, ETags, and Real-Time APIs

Launch Any

There is considerable source material on great API design. These are all important things to consider when designing a great API.

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What Skills Do Your APIs Offer?

Launch Any

We need to remember that APIs exist to help complete a job-to-be-done. So, how do your API endpoints participate in these jobs?

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How to Build a Great API Marketing Plan

Launch Any

I was recently approached by an API vendor at an API conference. First, let’s talk about marketing and selling APIs. Better.

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Oracle’s Java API Suit Against Google – Five Years Later

Feld Thoughts

” Oracle also got copyrights to the Java APIs. The post Oracle’s Java API Suit Against Google – Five Years Later appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Five years ago, in August 2010, I asked the question Have We Reached The Software Patent Tipping Point? Oracle finally filed a patent lawsuit against Google.

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API First Transformation at Etsy – Operations

Code as Craft

This is the second post in a series of three about Etsy’s API, the abstract interface to our logic and data. Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP.

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Slack, Chatbots, and Voice: At the Intersection of Humans and APIs

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Combined with the abundance of open, web-based APIs, these platforms have taken on a life outside of their original design. vertical).

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API First Transformation at Etsy – Concurrency

Code as Craft

At Etsy we have been doing some pioneering work with our Web APIs. The first version of Etsy’s API was a gateway for flash widgets.

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5 Tips For Wrapping Your Database With a REST API

Launch Any

These applications often require a web-based API to expose the database(s) for storing, querying, and retrieving necessary application data.

Announcing the “Fundamentals of Designing a Great API” Workshop

Launch Any

I am pleased to announced that LaunchAny and Casey Software have teamed up to provide a new, onsite API workshop called the “Fundamentals of Designing a Great API.” ” This workshop is designed to help product and IT teams better understand the fundamentals of modern web APIs and great API design.

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How To Design a Great API Training Program

Launch Any

There is no shortage of web API-related training programs. Focus on Cross-Team API Training Fundamentals.

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How To Successfully Deploy Your Web or Mobile API to Heroku

Launch Any

I have deployed a wide variety of APIs, from internal to APIs for public or partner consumption. Securing Your API. scripts.

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Speech recognition anyone? AT&T; opens up Watson API

gigaom.com

AT&T opens up Watson API. AT&T opens up Watson API. Tech News and Analysis. Events. Books. Research. Apple. Cleantech. Cloud.

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The Fitbit API

Feld Thoughts

The only thing that was missing for me was an API. Fitbit released the Fitbit API quietly a month or so ago. My Investments API fitbitI love Fitbit. The product is great, the team is great, and I’m psyched to be an investor. I’ve encouraged them to make more noise as some great applications are coming out.

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The recent API obsession (and why it matters)

Launch Any

There has been a good deal of discussion, both positive and negative, about the recent obsession of APIs. APIs themselves are nothing special.

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Why you probably don’t need an API strategy

The Next Web

Daniel Jacobson ( Twitter | LinkedIn ), is currently director of engineering for the Netflix API. The problem: “API Strategy”.

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Should API training be restricted to developers only?

Launch Any

APIs are not just a technology solution that require training for developers, they drive many aspects of the business strategy.

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API First Transformation at Etsy – Human aspects & developer adoption

Code as Craft

This is the third post in a series of three about Etsy’s API, the abstract interface to our logic and data. How did we “sell” it? Did it work?

From Being Google-y to Consoling the (API) Masses

The Product Guy

Filed under: weekend reading Tagged: api , apigee , design , Google , modular innovation , product , scvngr , startup , sxsw , user experience.

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Inside500 Startups: the fund as API

Fred Destin

The venture firm as an API. 500Startups is the poster child of high velocity seed investing. Acceleration, baby. By doers, for doers.

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How Web APIs Unlock Value in the Cloud

mashable.com

How Web APIs Unlock Value in the Cloud. That is where a web API comes in. Just as the power of crowds has populated the social content repositories of Web 2.0 — YouTube videos, Facebook updates, tweets, and more — the web API enables designers and developers to re-purpose the body of knowledge that is the cloud.

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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. Entrepreneurs get a shot at being acquired by the firms whose API they focus on.

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Hacker News launches API with near real-time access to site’s data

The Next Web

Today the Y Combinator run Hacker News site announced its own API so developers will no longer have to scrape the site for information.

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How Cloud APIs Transformed The Way We Build Software and Data Centers

Launch Any

While these cloud management tools can be useful, the real power lies in the Cloud APIs that power these tools. What is an API?

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Cannibalize Business Development by Popularizing your API.

Shaival Shah

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The Real Deal: Mark Herring on "APIs everywhere, but not many I can reuse"

deal architect

This continues a series of columns from practitioners I respect. The category "Real Deal" describes them well. The Real Deal: Guest Columnist

The API-ization of Everything

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The API. Now you can sign up on a website and make simple REST API calls. That''s the API. What''s replacing it?

Everplaces Opens API to Compete with Foursquare

ArcticStartup

The deal is that insider tips are the hottest asset in the travel space, and we''re now making it possible for hotels etc.

Introducing Keystok, the Cloud-vault for API keys

ArcticStartup

In order to protect this information, developers rely on passwords, ID’s and API keys. Too big to fit?

Dealing With Business Cards

Feld Thoughts

I now have a photo of my card on my iPhone and due to the magic of the FullContact CardShark API the data was automagically turned into a vCard and a Google contact. My friends at FullContact talk about how they do this in their post If Only CardMunch Were An API… Oh Yes We Did! My Investments API CardMunch fullcontact vCard

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One Address Book To Rule Them All

Feld Thoughts

It integrates with every web-based or mobile application that uses any sort of contact data, and it is available to every developer via an API. If you are a developer , FullContact’s goal is for you to use their cloud address book via their API. Uncategorized address book API contacts fullcontact TechStars

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Building an API? Get yourself to The Platform Summit

ArcticStartup

Business value is driven by new types of communication, which should be built on the foundation of a good API strategy.

Why Twitter’s API Changes Screws Startups – And Twitter

YoungUpstarts

But with these new API changes, I’m not sure how or even if we can stay in business. I didn’t really look into the recent API changes.

Printmotor provides entrepreneurs with an API for printed goods

ArcticStartup

While Printmotor isn''t inventing the wheel, it''s a startup that helps other people get into entrepreneurship which makes it a good thing in our book.

Google Code API Console – Nicely Done

SoCal CTO

Google Code just release the API console. It better organizes Google’s APIs and I even discovered a couple new APIs.

Products that help power online marketplaces

Version One Ventures

News 1099 API B2B Marketplace Shippo ToolsAs you’re building your marketplace, consider which tools and technology to leverage.

NordicAPIs Recap + How Startup Founders Should Think About Their API

ArcticStartup

Your business model exists, and should be encased by your API. I don''t think that using your own api to build your product is essential.

Building Better APIs in Ruby (and Rails)

Launch Any

5 Ways to Build Better Web APIs with Ruby and Rails from LaunchAny. Ruby API Framework benchmarks. Hurry, as the coupon will expire soon!