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23 Fun Facts About APIs [Infographic]

It can be difficult for non-techies to grasp the concept of APIs, and their usefulness. This week’s infographic is by Rackspace highlighting fun examples and stats about application programming interfaces. Tweetables: 60% of eBay transactions ...

Hot as HATEOAS: Why We Built A HATEOAS Server From Scratch

What is HATEOAS, why should you care (and how do you pronounce it)? Technically, “hey-dee-us” is a constraint of Level 3 REST application architecture. An acronym for Hypermedia as the Engine of Application State, HATEOAS allows a client to interact ...
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The Rise of Shopping APIs [Infographic]

Infographic Friday comes early this week, we’ve teamed up with Monetate on the Rise of Shopping APIs. Click image to enlarge Tweetable stats: 100 new APIs are launched every week Tweet this Programmable Web estimates there’ll be 30K APIs ...
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Meet BEV: The Twitter Activated Vending Machine

Now this is innovative — a South African beverage company has built an iced tea slinging robot that connects to Twitter’s streaming API to recognize tweets containing the hashtag #BOSTweet4T. It dispenses samples when it detects based on geolocation ...
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Monetizing Commerce APIs [Video]

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Matt McLarty of Layer 7 Technologies‘ Tech Talk Tuesday to discuss the monetization of APIs, and particularly talk about Cortex (commerce API), the first “intelligent API” for ecommerce. ...
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