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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7 Wicked Ecommerce Applications of Shopping APIs

Ever wonder how Facebook Timeline and Twitter apps like Hootsuite and Klout are made possible? These social networks have made their APIs public (application programming interfaces), enabling developers to access their content and data in order to build ...
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