Posts like these are self-indulgent, but it's healthy to reflect on what you've accomplished so you realize your progress. We don't take enough time to do that. I've been thinking a lot over the past month, especially since I pushed myself to write about 15 APIs in 15 days, about
I had an unusual problem yesterday, where I needed to configure a third-party service to send status updates to our application. The third-party service accepts a URL of my choosing, to which it'll post some set of data about the update. This is often referred to as a "web
Wrapping up my search for 15 APIs in 15 Days, the last API I'll write about is one I found completely at random - the IGDB API. The Internet Game Database is a community-driven site that collects and shares information about games and game-related data.
Continuing my search for 15 APIs in 15 Days, today I'm writing about the Penguin Random House API. Penguin is a book publisher, and their API (free and doesn't even require authentication) can be used to get data about books, authors and events.
Continuing my search for 15 APIs in 15 Days, today I'm writing about the US Census Bureau APIs, which provides free access to geolocation data, as well as American census data, demographics, housing stats, etc.
Continuing my search for 15 APIs in 15 Days, today I'm writing about the OpenWeatherMap API. OpenWeatherMap provides free access to extensive weather data - current conditions, 5-day forecast, uv index, weather alerts, etc.
Today's API is the ISS Notify API (or is it the Open Notify API?), written by Nathan Bergey for a Science Hack Day competition, then released to the public. You can use it to find the location of the ISS, or to find when it'll pass over a location! Check it out.
Continuing my search for 15 APIs in 15 Days, today I'm writing about the Trello API. If you're unfamiliar with Trello, it can serve as a kanban board... or a nice to-do list if you're going solo. Anyway, I like it, maybe you will too, and their API makes nearly all areas accessible to developers.