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Ahmad Nassri
Today, Mac developers have a new way to utilize the rich collection of APIs in the Mashape API Marketplace through our new integration with Paw, a beautifully designed Mac app that makes interaction with REST services seamless. Whether you’re an API provider or consumer, Paw helps you build HTTP requests, inspect server responses and generate client code. Now it’s integrated with Mashape’s API Marketplace and available on all public APIs—free & paid—allowing you to quickly test your favorite APIs. The integration will allow Mashape users to open any public API in Paw, quickly hack with it and generate client code…
Marco Palladino
The latest update of Kong (0.2.1) includes several bug fixes since the initial launch two weeks ago.

Improvements

    Support for local DNS resolutions Support for Debian 8 and Ubuntu 15.04 Support for multiple Host headers (Kong now works well with Postman) Support for multiple host:port pairs in Cassandra Full changelog available on Kong’s repository
To update to the latest version, simply follow the installation instructions to reinstall Kong.

Roadmap to 0.3.0

This release is the foundation for the next major release (0.3.0) which will include:
    Better SSL support as the foundation for building the OAuth 2 plugin Plugin modularization
Augusto Marietti
Mashape is excited to introduce Kong, the API industry’s first open source platform for managing microservices and APIs. Using NGINX as its proxy server, Kong enables developers to create plugins for authentication, rate limiting, transformations, and many other common utilities to expedite the creation of next-generation software such as the latest in mobile, IoT, and Web.     Over the past several years Mashape developed the underlying technology for Kong, which powers the world’s largest API marketplace. The 140,000 active developers in our community have experienced Kong first hand. We’re proud of what we’ve started, but it’s time to…
Christina Ng
The Mashape API Marketplace boasts more than 10,000 APIs from over 140,000 API developers around the world. To help you discover interesting APIs in various topics, we’re happy to introduce API collections, a curation of Mashape’s most popular APIs.   From SMS to sentiment analysis, image recognition to face detection/ recognition, we carefully handpick Mashape’s top APIs and curate them by categories just for you! On each of the API collections, you will find a short description of the API, with a consume API link that will bring you straight to the API’s documentation on Mashape.  …
Orlando
Image credit: https://flic.kr/p/9AHvpx   We asked for topic suggestions and you responded loud and clear. Overwhelmingly, everyone wanted to learn more about email APIs built for developers. While I was doing research to understand which email APIs were the best, I learned a lot about this market space. So here are my thoughts on using email service providers.

10 Reason to use email APIs

Easy: One REST API call and an email is sailing through the web on its way to a destination Cheap: It’s likely that it will cost you less to use an API than rent hardware…
The following is a guest post from Simply Wall St, an Australian-based startup backed by AWI Ventures. Simply Wall St aims to simplify investing for everyone. The most daunting aspect first-time investors face when entering the market can be choosing the most appropriate stock to buy, particularly if the user is unfamiliar with complex tables and dense financial reports. Simply Wall St addresses this by presenting stock data in a new, visual format, one that can be easily appreciated by the new investor and veterans alike. The result is the Snowflake, a graphical interpretation of live stock data, which…
Ahmad Nassri
  It is with a great pleasure that we introduce Mockbin, service to help developers mock, test, and track HTTP calls with ease! As maintainers of the popular Unirest HTTP Library and Mashape API marketplace supporting more than 10,000 APIs, we’re always testing against edge cases, and a variety of HTTP calls. Instead of relying on a random collection of services and tools to test different capabilities of an HTTP client and debug API requests, we created Mockbin in order to streamline our code and test with just a single source with guaranteed results, all while being able to…
Christina Ng
Last week, we introduced the Breezometer Air Quality API. This week, we have a second guest post from Breezometer on how to create an Air Quality and Weather API mashup. The goal of this post is to demonstrate how easy it is to integrate BreezoMeter’s Air Quality Data through Mashape platform. There are endlessness use cases for Air Quality data, and this is just a small example on how we used Mashape’s awesome API service.   In the example below, we decided to use PHP foundation of WordPress that will combine our API with the Simple weather API on…
Orlando
Rest Api con @orliesaurus http://t.co/DhMsqZgCC0 pic.twitter.com/7gXAFFIfMy — Michele Nasti (@micnasti) March 27, 2015 Mashape recently had the pleasure of speaking at Codemotion, a developer-led conference held in Rome on 27th-28th March, with our Mashaper, @orliesaurus, in attendance. The conference, held at one of Rome’s many universities, was jam-packed, with a huge crowd of talented developers in attendance. Most of the attendees poured into Rome from all over Italy, with many even flying in from abroad to participate. IoT, 3D printing, microservices and remote working were just some of the hot topics the conference focused on.

Attending Codemotion

Christina Ng
The following is a guest post from Breezometer. Don’t forget to consume the Breezometer Air Quality API on Mashape! Recently announced as “the most promising startup company in 2014” by Global Entrepreneurship Week, BreezoMeter’s unique API has just landed on Mashape. BreezoMeter was invented to make air quality data as simple, intuitive and actionable as weather. The company’s core technology is in mapping air quality – historical, real time and projected – at street-level resolution. This is unique and valuable information that has many interesting use cases for many types of businesses and people.

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