APIs of the Week: Staff Picks Pokelog, Hackpad and Infraprint

Here at ProgrammableWeb our team constantly comes across a lot of great APIs. With 54 new APIs being added to our directory last week, many can get lost in the shuffle. Our staff took a moment to highlight the APIs that stood out to them most last week. “With the booming mobile and web application economy, Contentful saw a void … Continue reading

What happens when the world turns into one giant brain

These days, many of us in consumer and enterprise tech companies are working on predictive systems that provide modest but valuable augmentation of human intelligence and business processes. I think this scale of ambition is a good fit for the current state of the art in machine learning and probabilistic inference. Think personal assistants like Siri or Google Now, predictive … Continue reading

Microsoft paints the cloud Azure; Oracle gets lovey-dovey: the week in cloud

Is it an Azure world after all? Whether you love or loathe Microsoft or don’t care enough to do either, the company is known for plugging away at key projects until it gets them right. It exhibited that stick-to-it-iveness again last week by pushing both Windows Azure and Bing as platforms for new-age app development. Among the announcements at Build 2013 … Continue reading

54 New APIs: AddThis, AppFog and Pokelog

This week we had 54 new APIs added to our API directory including a content sharing button service, application platform service, Google Analytics retrieval service, multipurpose personal analytics service and file sharing service. We also covered an API for creating visualizations from business data and saving on energy costs with the ecobee API. Below are more details on each of … Continue reading

New PRISM slides say the program allows NSA to eavesdrop on live conversations

As controversy continues to swirl around whistleblower Edward Snowden and his whereabouts, the Washington Post has published several more slides from the NSA presentation that the former CIA staffer leaked to both the Post and the Guardian — slides that provide further details about the surveillance program known as PRISM and how it functions. Among other things, the slides highlight … Continue reading

Microsoft hearts Oracle, or why you can’t take on the whole world at once

This week, the almost unthinkable happened: Microsoft and Oracle have formed an agreement allowing customers to run Oracle software on Microsoft’s Server Hyper-V and Windows Azure platforms. To summarize the technical perspective, Oracle was already certified to run on windows server, making this a move to the Hypervisor and platform level.  Windows Azure also supports SQL server Database, Oracles own … Continue reading

June 28, 2013: This Week at Engine Yard

This week was all about working on our multi-cloud offering, which is going to be giving us some awesome new clusters (infrastruture agnostic!), updated stacks, and much more. A big part of this story was revealed on Wednesday, when our partnership with Microsoft Windows Azure  was announced at their Build conference! Have an awesome 4th of July! –Tasha Drew, Product … Continue reading

API Spotlight: Traindom, Roambi, and GoMummy APIs

Of the many APIs we published this week, eleven were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those eleven, which include the ZOWi API. ZOWi is a learning tool designed to help people memorize information through various oral questions and answers. Specifically, ZOWi will ask a user a question and … Continue reading

11 APIs Used in 7 Days: YouTube, Last.fm and Spotify

This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 11 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include IMSAS, Juno Download and Mobile Phone Megastore. The most often used APIs this week are eBay Finding, IMSAS and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were … Continue reading