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Mashape is excited to announce our partnership with Loggly through direct integration with Kong, the most popular open-source API management platform. Kong features a plugin-oriented architecture which allows you to set up authentication, transformations, security, and manage traffic controls. And now with Loggly’s plugin, you can log requests and response data. Loggly is a log management tool that collects your log data using existing open standards like syslog and HTTP; therefore, you no longer have to install a heavy, proprietary collection on every machine. Loggly provides real-time, navigable summaries of log data it automatically parses in addition to powerful search,…
Buzzlogix is Smart Social Media Management software and has recently released the engine behind their tool. Their recently released Text Analysis API based on natural language processing and machine learning, is quickly finding a way into developers’ toolboxes. Buzzlogix allows app developers to integrate into their applications for free (there are also other plans available for larger or growing enterprises.) A key component of this API is the use of natural language processing – a branch of artificial intelligence that deals with understanding the language, or languages humans use to interact with computers. Essentially, this technology allows users to analyze…
At Trooclick, we’re passionate about the news. That’s why we just launched a groundbreaking new app to make life easier for news and publishing professionals. In an environment where time is scarce, producing quality news content is no mean feat. Knowing “Who Said What” about big issues is essential, but quotes and details can be difficult to come by. Imagine an app that delivered structured data about a person or issue of your choice, without the arduous task of searching hundreds of sources; Trooclick’s game-changing new API does just that. Our NewsData API automatically extracts quotes and related details from…
Mashape Analytics, is the only biz intelligence platform focused on Analytics and Visualization of API traffic. It has over 100 features focused in solving API problems fast. One of those is called “Compare Requests”. By selecting two rows you can easily view a line by line diff between multiple requests response status codes, headers and bodies to easily to spot changes and potential errors.     This feature is handy for debugging purposes while building and scaling your APIs.…
The latest update of Kong (0.4.1) ships with some patches, including:

Fixes:

    Fixed issues with the Mashape Analytics plugin. Support for “Client Credentials” OAuth 2.0 flow. A bug-fix for a problem with DNS resolutions in some environments. And more.
To update to the latest version, simply follow the installation instructions.

Roadmap to 0.5.0

As announced in the previous newsletter, we are working hard to ship 0.5.0 with advanced new plugins and improvements. Feel free to contribute by opening issues/pull requests on our Github repository, or chatting with us on Gitter.  

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Ah, weather apps.  Often imitated, often duplicated.  There are literally hundreds of weather apps out there pulling the same weather data and they’re all basically the same… right?  What if you could make an app about weather that wasn’t a weather app though?  Travel, lifestyle, sports, bridal and many other types of apps using weather, that would be pretty cool right?  Well that’s what we’re doing. Sure, weather apps are great and can definitely benefit from our forecasts.  In fact one of the most popular weather apps on the market, 1Weather, recently started including our long range forecasts.  But for…
In our last post, we introduced the Slice API and shared with you a bit of the journey that inspired us to offer a public API for developers to retrieve purchase history from their users who have opted in.  We touched on a few of the use cases, but didn’t go into much depth on what we see as the potential reach of our technology.  So today, we’re going to describe a few of the most compelling concepts that we’ve seen for our data integrations that we’ve seen at hackathons or mocked up internally and haven’t had time to build…
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…
Over the past decade their have been a number of different web development paradigms. As the craft of web development has evolved so have the ways of designing and structuring software architecture. API First design is an approach to software development that emphasizes building components of your application as APIs. This approach has a number of advantages:

1. Separation of Concerns

API First design is the formal separation of the front end from the back end. For instance Mashape.com is separated into two github repos, one for the front end and one for the back end, which interact through a…