How to Secure Your REST API the Right Way

Les Hazelwood, CTO at Stormpath, told Gluecon attendees today that he and his staff spent 18 months researching REST security best practices, implementing them in the Stormpath API, and figuring out what works. Stormpath is a User Management API that reduces development time with instant-on, scalable user infrastructure. Its intuitive API and expert support make it easy for developers to authenticate, … Continue reading

API First Isn’t Just for Startups Anymore

It’s easy to think that the notion of “API first” should apply only to new companies, just designing their first product. But, with the growing API Economy, it’s come to be something all companies should consider. That was the objective for Kirsten Hunter, API Ninja at 3Scale, in her talk today at Gluecon. She’s been working with REST APIs for … Continue reading

Today in APIs: Pinterest's Business API

Pinterest offers new business insights API. Sigfox builds a wifi network for the Internet of Things. Plus: Sabre’s developer platform for travel opportunities, and a hackathon by women for women. Pinterest Launches New Business Insights API Pinterest is launching a new analytics API to help businesses understand the popularity of their products and what drives sales. The API is currently … Continue reading

DreamFactory Extends RESTful API Reach

Given all the databases that developers usually have to navigate, it’s no wonder that building an enterprise application is often a daunting proposition. Looking to reduce a lot of that complexity, DreamFactory Software is making it possible for developers of mobile computing applications to use an open source RESTful API to access multiple back-end databases via version 1.5 of its back-end-as

Startup Golgi Aims to Kill the Dreaded Spinning Wheel of Loading and Updates

Today, Golgi opened its doors with a mission to kill the spinning wheel icon that displays while poor-performing apps struggle to load and update. Golgi’s data transfer platform allows apps to receive information 20 times faster. On the eve of Golgi’s launch, ProgrammableWeb caught up with CTO Brian Kelly to better understand the platform.  

APIs.io and APIs.json Launched at Gluecon to Make API Discoverability More Like Search

A new API Discoverability search engine and a robots.txt type-format have been launched today at Gluecon. As API deployment continues to grow exponentially, API providers face increasing challeneges in getting their public APIs noticed, while API developer-consumers are facing more difficulties in discovering potential APIs that can add value to their supply chain. With API discoverability set to become a … Continue reading