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Frédéric Harper
There is no secret there: we love cool t-shirts, and our laptops are covered with stickers. Since the last two years, we have a new yearly tradition at Mashape: creating a new t-shirt and sticker design related to Mashape, the API world, or our lovely mascot, Jason. This year, we want you to be part of the creative process! We already have a bunch of ideas: “Got API?” and “API now, REST later” are some examples. They are great, but we would like you, Mashape users, to suggest to us what t-shirt you would be proud to wear at work,…
Frédéric Harper
Creative Commons: https://flic.kr/p/6bun5f At Mashape, we are always looking for the best conferences where we can share our knowledge and expertise with our fellow developers. Sharing is part of our DNA! We are also huge fans of hackathons, user group meetups, and camp-style events. We are here in the community, and we like to be part of the success of different events by finding creative ways to sponsor them. Of course, we can’t participate in all tech-related events, but if your primary audience is developers, and you are looking for experienced speakers for non-product pitch talks, let us know! You…
Christina Ng
The following is a guest post by Groove. Don’t forget to consume the Groove API on Mashape! Groove is the simple help desk software that lets you easily and efficiently deliver better online customer service. More than 2,000 teams trust Groove to manage support tickets, collaborate with ticket assignments and private notes, and get a detailed look at performance with customer service metrics. As of today, Groove’s API is available on Mashape. Groove’s API can be used to build Groove functionality right into any app. Some of the things you can do include:
    Automatically create Groove tickets from external
Frédéric Harper
There are a lot of ways to learn something new, to upgrade our skills or to find a solution to our problem. Think about the search engine, StackOverflow, books, and documentations that spread all over the web. They are all valid ways to find the information we are looking for, but there is nothing as powerful than contact with a real person. At Mashape, we believe in the power of mentorship, and it’s why we are proud to support hack.pledge(), a movement for programmers worldwide to assemble and mentor each other. There are many platforms out there, but what…
Orlando

What a night!

Local hackers in Kochi (major city of Kerala, India) attended our first Mashape Hackathon in India this last weekend of Jan 10, 2015. Thank you everyone for coming and warming up the API world with your brilliance!   Thanks for conducting the mashape hackathon in India and that too in Kochi. I have attended many hackathons in India but this one was really amazing. The organizing part was perfectly done and was executed successfully. - Bonny (Attendee) Besides being the first hackathon hosted entirely by Mashape, it was also our first official event in India, hence making…
Christina Ng
The following is a guest post by Datafinder. Don’t forget to consume the Datafinder API on Mashape! Datafinder.com is a self-serve website that gives organizations access to LifeData®, a living history of consumer data that is generated through real life events, actions and activities. These data points include such things as: contact details, demographic information, education level, family status, financial details, and much more. Datafinder operates a large data warehouse, where more than 9,200 data files are aggregated and indexed that contain over 700 Billion LifeData® attributes. Datafinder.com’s API’s are now available at Mashape, giving developers instant access to…
Frédéric Harper
On January 10th (in just three days!), the first ever hackathon in India will happen in Kochi. Join Arun Babu, and many other developers to learn more about APIs development, and create amazing applications (web, mobile or desktop) by using one or more APIs on Mashape Marketplace. No matter the programming language you like, solo or in a team of maximum three people, you’ll spend the night to build a masterpiece, and get a chance to win some great prizes. No matter if you or your team win or not, everybody will get some free goodies, get some food,…
Orlando
We love working with APIs at Mashape, and we love sharing with our community new tools that make your life easier when consuming APIs. Today, we’re taking a look at POSTMAN (Free edition), a GUI powered API client and HTTPie a powerful CLI replacement (or addition) for cURL.  

1. POSTMAN

POSTMAN is a compelling HTTP client for APIs built by Abhinav Asthana. With POSTMAN you can consume APIs in a straightforward way, solving the complexity of complex HTTP query and parsing. You can download POSTMAN here: http://www.getpostman.com/. As the website states, this tool has been the highest rated…
Christina Ng
Hey Mashapers, We recently updated our Terms of Service, which became effective December 12, 2014. Click here to check them out. Pertinent updates include copyright notifications, statement of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), infrastructure and third-party infrastructure services, and limitation of liability. We look forward to our continued partnership with you. Thank you, The Mashape Team…
Frédéric Harper
Hi API lovers, my name is Frédéric Harper, and I’m a new Mashaper. Starting in 2015, I’ll join the fantastic Mashape team as the Head of Developer Relations.

A bit of background

I’ve been in the tech industry for more than a decade, mostly working as a mobile, and web developer in startups. Pragmatic, with a high preference on anything Open, I’ve build softwares using many technologies. More recently, my weapons of choice were HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Since a couple of years, I’ve shared my passion about technology as a former Technical Evangelist at Mozilla, and previously, at Microsoft.…
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