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Daily API RoundUp: Airbnb, LIFX, Flow.ai, FormAPI

Every day, the ProgrammableWeb team is busy, updating its three primary directories for APIs, clients (language-specific libraries or SDKs for consuming or providing APIs), and source code samples.

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By |October 21st, 2017|Hacker Culture|0 Comments

CloudRail Releases Universal Messaging API For Deploying Chatbots Across Platforms

CloudRail, an API integration solution provider, has announced the release of its Unified Messaging API which allows developers to deploy chatbots and other conversational user interfaces (UI) across platforms. The API provides a unified interface bundling Facebook Messenger, Line, Telegram, and Viber together so that developers can deploy conversational UIs across these platforms using a single API.

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By |October 20th, 2017|Hacker Culture|0 Comments

Thread Genius API Powers Visual Style Recommendation as a Service

Thread Genius recently launched with a goal of improving content recommendation based on computer vision. At the heart of their strategy is the Thread Genius API. The Thread Genius API drives what the company has termed visual style recommendation as a service. The service helps API users make product recommendations to consumers based on the consumers' taste through the use of images instead of words.

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By |October 20th, 2017|Hacker Culture|0 Comments

How to Run UI-Driven API Tests with Postman

Today in our API Testing Series we'll take a look at Postman. Along the way you'll create an API test suite running against the Trello API, which is a real API with formal authentication tokens.

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By |October 19th, 2017|Hacker Culture|0 Comments

Build Chatbots and Other Conversational Apps with the Flow.ai Conversational AI Toolkit

Flow.ai, a Netherlands-based chatbot platform startup, has launched the Flow.ai Conversational AI Toolkit which provides tools to create chatbots, intelligent assistants, and other conversational applications. The platform allows users to build chatbots and other conversational interfaces for multiple channels such as Facebook Messenger, CRMs, and web clients. The Flow.ai platform is powered by machine learning and a proprietary natural language processing (NLP) engine.

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By |October 19th, 2017|Hacker Culture|0 Comments

Microsoft Makes Two More Cognitive APIs Generally Available

Microsoft has announced the general availability of two of its cognitive services APIs: the Bing Custom Search API and Bing Search API v7. Microsoft originally introduced the two APIs last month at its Ignite conference. Both are currently available through the Azure Portal.

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By |October 18th, 2017|Hacker Culture|0 Comments

API Tool Review: SmartBear Ready API

This installment of the API Testing series will focus on using SmartBear's Ready API testing solution to test an API. If you follow these steps, you'll create an actual API test suite running against the Trello API, a real API with formal authentication tokens. Trello is a virtual kanban tool whose service is available through a web front-end, a mobile app, and programmatically via a RESTful API.

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By |October 18th, 2017|Hacker Culture|0 Comments

Recent API Security Incidents Show Perils of Ignoring Best Practices

Despite the fact that the costs associated with hacking and data breaches have arguably never been higher, recent API-related security incidents highlight the fact that basic API security best practices are still often not being adhered to.

Earlier this month, it was discovered that a vulnerability in the T-Mobile website made it possible for attackers to retrieve customer data, including email address, account number and phone IMSI number, using nothing more than a customer's phone number.

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By |October 17th, 2017|Hacker Culture|0 Comments

Daily API RoundUp: Grafeas, FBI, Mendix, Codemojo

Every day, the ProgrammableWeb team is busy, updating its three primary directories for APIs, clients (language-specific libraries or SDKs for consuming or providing APIs), and source code samples.

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By |October 17th, 2017|Hacker Culture|0 Comments

Airbnb Officially Launches an API

Airbnb has finally launched the official Airbnb API. While the developer community has pushed for an Airbnb API for quite some time, and the company indicated its interest in opening an API, Airbnb's official integration partners have historically been limited to private, wall-blocked partnerships. Until now.

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By |October 17th, 2017|Hacker Culture|0 Comments