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Mashape is excited to announce our partnership with Datadog. Through an integration with Kong, the most widely used open-source API management platform, Datadog is now available to everyone in our community. Kong features a plugin-oriented architecture which allows you to set up authentication, transformations, security, and manage traffic controls. With the Datadog plugin you can log API metrics like request count, request size, response status and latency to the local Datadog Agent. Additionally, Datadog’s Agent has been updated to collect Kong’s connection and database details. Kong Plugin Configuration Configuring the plugin is straightforward, you can add it on…
Bitcoin data aggregator Kaiko will distribute its APIs for price indices, market data and blockchain data over Mashape’s Marketplace. Kaiko’s data is beneficial to everyone involved in the blockchain-based digital currency economy, which has grown from zero to a market cap of nearly USD$6.5 billion in just seven years. The robust APIs cover the key factors driving interest and volatility in bitcoin – price, market trading and transactions – and are ready for use by all developers working in bitcoin, other blockchain-based industries and financial services. “Mashape allows us to focus on the important things, namely collecting and generating…
BNC is the leading data vendor in the Bitcoin & Blockchain industry and has recently released a full API catalog via Mashape’s Marketplace. “Bitcoin and the other 100 Digital Assets are an exciting, brand new Asset-Class. With trading exceeding $40B USD per annum & over $1.5B venture capital invested into countless blockchain applications, this ecosystem is growing fast and new applications are being announced every week”, said Fran Strajnar, Co-Founder & CEO of Bravenewcoin.com BNC has developed a next generation data engine which taps into every trading platform on the planet, as well as bitcoin and several other blockchains,…
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…
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