As apps on Amazon Web Services (AWS) become increasingly complex and integrated, AWS API calls come from more places and people. It can get confusing — and tracking all that information can be valuable for compliance aid, security analytics, operational troubleshooting, and resource life cycle tracking.
Application programming interfaces just keep popping up, and management tools are hot, too, opening the door to new questions coming out of the CloudBeat 2013 conference today.
Elance relies on other companies to provide a service for finding freelance workers, and it exposes an API for other businesses to use, too.
Editor's Pick San Francisco company Cloudscaling today unveiled a roadmap that says is best designed to co-opt Amazon’s lead in the cloud: by mimicking the Amazon AWS APIs more closely than ever.
“Plus, being in the Google Hangouts ecosystem you can mix us with other apps,” Lahoutifard told me. “You can activate a prepared logo, namebar, and presentation title, or you can show a PowerPoint.”
Guest Post APIs are fueling a revolution in the ways consumers and businesses handle products.
Guest Post In today’s world, having a strong API strategy isn’t just good software practice; it’s a powerful business practice.
Appcelerator’s ambitions lie far beyond its early business helping people to create mobile apps — it wants to be a key component of the mobile ecosystem for every developer.
Singly’s all-star team has been quitely brewing up a batch of technological voodoo. And Appcelerator is just the team to take it to market.
Why do the big guys want to roll out APIs, you ask? Most of them (around 72 percent) want to boost their mobility programs.
Guest Post On occasion I encounter the argument that Google App Engine is a proprietary platform, which implies lock-in, which many developers consider a Bad Thing. I’d like to address that complaint.
Editor’s Pick “It’s possible to speed up performance significantly just by picking the right regions,” Shoor says. “Amazon doesn’t share any of this data.”
Guest Post Fragmentation between software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions is affecting the average business that has moved to the cloud. Here’s why.
App integration startup Zapier has launched a new API status dashboard, a tool that can help developers and companies identify downtime for about 200 APIs.
But will $4.2 million help it compete with the Intel-powered force that is Mashery?
CA Technologies confirmed today via a press release that it would be acquiring Layer7, a provider of API management technologies.
Two months after closing $13.5 million in funding, hitting revenue of $1 million a month, and reaching the 300,000 new users a day plateau, app discovery platform AppGratis has been pulled from the iOS App Store by Apple.
“We spend all day talking to people who are finding goldmines in this data,” said the Gnip’s COO. Now, the company has just opened a ton of new goldmines.
MuleSoft, an integration-focused startup that helps huge and tiny companies alike, has raised $37 million in its fifth round of funding.
Cloud communications startup Twilio has partnered with Google to bring voice and messaging abilities to apps being developed with Google App Engine, the companies announced today.
For PayPal’s grand plan of world payment domination to succeed, it needs developers. And to attract devs, it needs tools that don’t send them running to competitors.
“Big data” and analytics startup Sociocast has raised $1 million in new funding, which it will use hire new stuff and to beef up its flagship Prediction API product.
Cloud service providers need to authenticate hundreds of thousands of users every day. Stormpath wants to take over that responsibility.
Cloud-focused messaging startups SendGrid and Twilio have teamed up to empower SendGrid enterprise customers with a suite of messaging tools, including transactional emails, SMS, voicemails, and push notifications.
Twitter’s new calendar of upcoming API changes will help developers avoid nasty surprises.
Editor’s Pick The handy utility If This Then That (IFTTT) recently announced the end of its Twitter integration. Fortunately, there are workaround.
Amazon has opened up a new Maps API so Kindle Fire app developers can ditch Google Maps and instead integrate Amazon’s mapping tech.
Guest Post With the newfound success of LinkedIn’s news feed, Twitter has a huge new competitor with the potential to swamp them, particularly in one critical area. And, it is all of their own making.
Web content analysis startup Diffbot has launched a new beta API called “Page Classifier” that can reveal the page type and language behind any URL.
Craigslist has blocked apartment-finding site PadMapper. Chief executive Eric DeMenthon made the announcement today on the PadMapper blog that all Craiglist-sourced rentals are being deleted from the PadMapper database.
Enterprise cloud platform provider ServiceMesh has raised $15 million in its first-ever round of funding to help businesses better manage their cloud services, the company announced Wednesday morning.
Seven developers have emerged from last night’s Twilio’s hackathon to pitch their Twilio-based products in the hopes of winning up to $10,000 in prizes.