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

Tarkan Maner Joins Cloudscaling Board of Directors

Today I am extremely pleased to welcome Tarkan Maner, CEO of Nexenta and previously CEO of Wyse technologies, to Cloudscaling’s board of directors. The full press release can be found here. I met Tarkan during our search for a new CEO and found him to be a passionate entrepreneur with a strong desire to help Cloudscaling succeed. Tarkan and I … Continue reading

Today in APIs: Mapbox adds Smart Directions, and 3 New APIs

Mapbox adds a new navigation service for apps. Cloudwords releases APIs and new machine translation capability. Plus: Convergence Innovation competition winners, CA Technologies simplifies enterprise cloud and mobile delivery, and 3 new APIs. Mapbox Launches Smart Directions to Compete with Google Maps Mapbox has just released Smart Directions, a tool for developers to add detail to maps like terrain, places … Continue reading

Two Breakout API Categories (And Two Slumpers) of 2014

So far more than 650 APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in 2014 and some new trends are starting to emerge. Some recent popular categories remain near the top of the charts. The financial APIs that put APIs in the mainstream continue to expand, adding about 50 new APIs in the first quarter. A few other categories were … Continue reading

NIST’s AppVet Tests Apps for Government Use

The National Institue of Standards and Technology (NIST), has created created AppVet. AppVet is an open-source tool that IT groups can use to test applications for use on government networks. AppVet was designed to easily integrate with third party apps and tools (e.g. antivirus software, analyzers, vulnerability repositories, etc.) through simple APIs. Steve Quirolgico, NIST Computer Scientist, explained: “AppVet improves … Continue reading

Google Cloud Platform Announces Price Cuts, Managed VMs and new Developer Experiences

Google has ruffled feathers with Cloud Computing vendors by announcing a series of price cuts and features that are bound to have long lasting effects on the industry. At the Cloud Platform Live Event held on March 25, Google not just cut prices drastically across its offerings, but announced key features like Managed VMs and developer experience improvements that have … Continue reading

24 New APIs: Dice Jobs, OneNote, and Open Civic Data

This week, we had 24 new APIs added to our API directory including a medical records portal for patients, a personal health monitoring service, and a tax filing and records application. We also shared coverage of the API Strategy and Practice Conference in Amsterdam. Blue Button Connector API: Blue Button is a service that allows people in the U.S. to access their own … Continue reading

Today in APIs: OneNote API Team to Demonstrate at Build 2014, and 9 New APIs

Microsoft’s OneNote API team will show off the ease of use of the OneNote and OneDrive APIs at the upcoming Build 2014 conference. Plus, Tuenti to use Tweakker API platform and 9 new APIs. OneNote API Team to Present at Build 2014 Conference Microsoft’s OneNote API team will be showing off an app built with the OneNote and OneDrive APIs … Continue reading

Today in APIs: Snapchat’s User phone Numbers Published, and 15 New APIs

Snapchat’s 4.6 million usernames and phone numbers may have been published. Why API delivery is more important than application delivery. Plus: single sign on APIs and integration merge, and 15 new APIs. Snapchat’s Usernames and Phone Numbers Possibly Published Here is a brutal lesson when you incorrectly claim that an attack on your site would be “theoretical.” On December 25th, the … Continue reading