Weekly API.Report For May 4th, 2015

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I'm one day late this week, but got er done--yay!!

My Weekly API.Report represents the best of what I've read throughout the week, and is only what I personally felt should be showcased. Each news item comes with a link, and some thoughts I had after curating the piece of API related news. I'm trying to break down stories into as coherent buckets as I can, but it remains something that is ever changing for me, but ultimately I will settle on a clear definition for each of the research areas.

Kicking off again with some Accounting:

A rare Advertising item to float up on my list:

The Analytics discussions I tuned into:

An API Aggregation story out of Microsoft:

When it comes to API Analytics specifically:

Some interesting API Cache release:

An API Debugging related story:

An API Definition related tool I came across:

When it comes API Deployment, here is what I read:

Facebook dominating the API Deprecation news:

A single API Design tip:

Insight into API Discovery:

The ever popular API Economy:

The API Events news:

Big API Management news this last week:

Some of the API Monetization areas I payed attention to:

When it came to API Monitoring:

The ever growing weekly API News:

On API Performance:

Let's talk about API Security:

An interesting take on API Stability committments:

SmartBear moving forward the API Testing conversation:

Managing your Application development:

A look at Architecture:

The Artificial Intelligence buzz from the week:

On the Audio front:

Several items of Authentication to discuss:

APIs in our Automobiles:

The slow moving world of Banking:

APIs in our Browsers:

Accessing valuable Business information:

The Business of APIs:

Looking for an API Career:

A new API Certification program:

Some of the movers when it comes to City Government:

The world of Cloud Computing:

In the Code space:

Make sense that Commerce is going mobile:

The Container discussions I'm following:

I guess this is Content, kind of at a loss:

Cook Count continuing to dominate the County Government news:

Look at Credentials and potential in API space:

  • Open Badges spec v1.1 Release - Open Badges is important as certification and accreditation, and would like to see more application in the world of APIs. I saw some news they are using JSON-LD this week, so I am sure I will cover next week.

The API gateway drug--CSV:

Looking at Data:

Splicing off specific Data Ownership stories:

A Database story:

Remember the Desktop?

Some new Disease information APIs I'm profiling:

Let's please keep talking about Diversity:

Couple of worthy Drone blips:

Seems like I'm seeing the darkside of Education more and more, why is that? Hmmmm.....

The Embeddable stories from last week:

A look at Energy in Cook County:

Some Environment items:

A smaller Federal Government category this week:

Tradier dominating Financial:

The wonderful world of Gaming:

A single Government item to look at:

Lot of Hackathon news:

My favoriate area of Hacker Storytelling:

The Healthcare discussions:

I Love History:

On the Home front:

Twilio rocking the How-To's, as usual:

The hot Hypermedia debate:

The growing area of IDE and APIs:

Some International movement:

Talking Internet of Things:

Import Legal news:

Some talk of Libraries:

Talkin gabout Location:

An interesting Logging item from Google:

Looking at Mapping:

Trying to understand the importance of Metadata:

Two Microservices discussions I read:

Thought from the Mobile space:

Monitoring beyond just APIs:

A New API worth noting:

Love looking at Open Data:

Important Open Source news:

Looking Orchestration potential:

Always showcase your Partners:

Keeping the Patent discussion going:

The Payment space:

Building Platforms between API providers:

Some Podcast related items:

The important Policing category:

From the Politics of APIs:

Let's always make sure Privacy is front and center:

APIs in Real-Time:

Make sure you Reclaim Your Domain:

Keeping an eye on Regulation:

Interest Research item:

Rogue APIs always catch my eye:

Scraping all the things:

Two SDK nuggets:

From Search category:

Continuing look at Security:

A single Sensor related item:

Some Single Page Applications (SPA) talk from SalesForce:

A Slide I felt worth noting:

How the fuck did an SOA story get in here? Must be slipping:

Looking at Software Defined Networking (SDN):

A single Spreadsheet related item:

Looking at State Government:

Providing Support items:

Watching the area of Surveillance:

A Talk I'm doing in May:

Television related API news:

Some Testing news:

The important area of Translation:

Looking at Transparency:

Pushing forward the Transportation sector:

Visualization story out of 18F:

Voice and APIs will continue to be more important:

Kind of watching the area of Wearables:

A single Weather item:

Looking at Webhooks:

That concludes my report on what I read last week across the API space. I'm still working on pulling together a summary e-newsletter version, allowing people to get an executive summary of what I thought was important from the week--I am hoping it will be available next week. I'm also going to auto-generate some visualizations, and summary counts for each week. I'd like to see a tag cloud, and overall counts to help me understand the scope of news I cover each week.

If you know of something I missed, feel free to email or tweet at me, and make sure I know about your company, and have a link to your blog RSS. If you don't tell the story and share, the world will never know it happened.

It is a good time to be tracking on the API space--lots going on!

Updated November 27, 2015: Links were updated as part of switch from Swagger to OADF (READ MORE)