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Unified APIs or API Standards, The Race is On

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RESTful approaches to APIs have made them easier to deploy and consume, leading to a recent explosion in the number of available APIs.
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How much REST should your web API get?

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There is an ongoing debate regarding the proper way to design web APIs. This is often related to the following terms: Hypermedia APIs (see this O'Reilly book) REST endpoints (see Roy T. Fielding's ...
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HAPI by Walmartlabs

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A rich framework for building restful API services. hapi is a configuration-centric framework in which authentication requirements, input validation, data caching...

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Census Bureau Developer APIs

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To improve access to data and encourage innovation, the Census Bureau has begun to provide API access to some data sets, beginning with the 2010 Census Summary File 1 and the 2010 American Community Survey (five year data)

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Call REST API with node.js

Node.js is really cool. Based on Google V8 JavaScript engine allows to write the server side in JavaScript. The great benefits on that are: you can manipulate natively JSON, write in the same langu...
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7 Wicked Ecommerce Applications of Shopping APIs

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7 Wicked Ecommerce Applications of Shopping APIs - api, digital commerce, entitlements API, Digital Commerce, Mobile Development...
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Unified APIs or API Standards, The Race is On

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RESTful approaches to APIs have made them easier to deploy and consume, leading to a recent explosion in the number of available APIs.
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If You Can Copyright an API, What Else Can You Copyright?

What does an API look like?

Sometimes, says Brian Pagano, it looks like this: /users. Or this: /products.

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Enterprise APIs and OAuth: Have it All

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Enterprises often frustrate developers. Why do Enterprises always seem so behind when it comes to the very latest technology? In particular, a trend we are seeing is the continued struggle to marry Enterprise authentication with the burgeoning world of REST APIs. Developers want to use REST, but Enterprises need enterprise grade API security.
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Making Your API Accessible to the Masses

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There are a lot of high value APIs emerging these days, APIs with access to essential business data, resources and intelligence.

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Eloqua API: Eloqua REST API - Getting started with Node.js

In this post, we'll walk through a simple example in Node.js to demonstrate how easy it is to work with Eloqua's REST API.

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DIY – Your Minimal Media Server with Node.js and Content Scripts

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This entry is about a tool that can mine the music blogs for youtube videos, and create a nice playlist to be played latter on. I call it the Minimal Media Server, because it’s actually a local HTTP server in your computer that you will use to push videos using REST like calls and play them back using a customized youtube player.
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node-apiserver

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node-apiserver - A ready to go, modular, multi transport, streaming friendly, JSON(P) API Server. It is a slim, fast, minimal API framework, built to provide you a flexible API consumable both in the browser and from other apps. It ships with JSON, JSONP (GET/POST) transports and a powerful fast routing engine OOTB. The source code is small, heavily tested and decoupled. Your API source will be well organized in context objects, allowing you to keep it in a meaningful maintainable way.

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Creating an API-Centric Web Application

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In simpler terms, an API refers to a set of functions built into an application, which can be used by other applications (or by itself, as we’ll see later), to interact with the application. 

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RESTful API Server – Doing it the right way (Part 1)

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In 2007, Steve Jobs announced the iPhone that revolutionized the technology industry and changed the way we work and do business. It is 2012 now and increasingly, more and more websites are offerin...
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Building A Paid API Offering

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In this post I am going to talk about how we built the backend infrastructure to support our Products API, Semantics3’s core product. This post can also be seen as a follow up or maybe even a reply to a post some time back by Zemanta, which dealt with building public APIs.

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Will BYOD usher in APIzation of Enterprises

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When we talk of APIs, the discussion is generally towards public APIs. These APIs are generally available to the public to try out within acceptable API limits as set by the API provider.
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Wrapping URLs for Another Layer of Metrics in Your API

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I’m documenting Twitter’s process of wrapping the URLs contained within tweets, using a shorter URL like t.co.

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Building a Simple REST API using Node.js with MongoDB and Mongoose

In this post, I will demonstrate how to build a simple REST API using Node.js with NoSQL database MongoDB. This demo app will be using MongoDB object modeling tool Mongoose to connecting with MongoDB from the Node app. This demo app is a very basic level API app without following any better practices and mainly created this sample demo for demonstrating Node.js and MongoDB using with Mongoose Node package.
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Protocols over APIs

There is not a week where I don’t see developers discovering that a given API has been deprecated. Today’s disappointment (at least in my twitter stream) comes from the Google Chart Tool API.

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Why REST Keeps Me Up At Night

With respect to Web APIs, the industry has clearly and emphatically landed on REST as the standard way to implement these services. And for good reason…
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Big Broad Data: The role of Data APIs

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The future is around the easy consumption, the flow and interaction of data, which drives a revolution in the world of Data APIs. The structure of the Data APIs becomes increasingly important.
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How To Build A Real-Time Commenting System

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I want to focus on adding real-time commenting to a blog post so let’s start from a template.
This template re-uses the HTML5 layout defined in the post on Coding An HTML 5 Layout From Scratch and the file structure we’ll start with is as follows (with some additions that we don’t need to worry about at the moment):

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Why Every Education Company Needs an API (& Why Educators Should Care When One Doesn't) @ API Evangelist

Why Every Education Company Needs an API (& Why Educators Should Care When One Doesn't) @ API Evangelist | API's | Scoop.it

Educational data is stuck in silos, something fostered by educational software – administrative and instructional – that makes it cumbersome at best and impossible at worst to move data in and out of systems.

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Designing a Secure REST (Web) API without OAuth

Situation You want to develop a RESTful web API for developers that is secure to use, but doesn't require the complexity of OAuth and takes a simple pass the...
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Don't build the best REST API, build the best HTTP API.

Rob Conery put out a challenge yesterday to some of the REST fans he knows to help show him what a REST API for his video learning site Tekpub would look like. I enjoy API design so I thought I’d take...
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