HackerRank challenges your coding skills through Mashape

HackerRank is a site for hackers to challenge themselves by solving programming problems in different CS domains like algorithms, machine learning and artificial intelligence.  Presented in categories and challenges, developers learn to excel in different programming paradigms. In addition to HackerRank’s individual challenges, companies can now use the platform to test prospective employees.  Technical phone interviews don’t provide a clear picture of the candidate’s ability.  By utilizing competitive programming contests across a broad spectrum of applications, prospective candidates participate in real time code evaluations. There are three categories and challenges: Artificial Intelligence, Algorithmic Challenges, and Code Golf.  Challenges include writing an...

Xplenty makes data processing easy through Mashape

Gaining access and interpreting your data can be a challenge.  With Xplenty companies of all sizes have the ability to access their Big Data in a simple to use cloud service.  Xplenty’s solution is a code-free Hadoop as a Service platform that allows you to easily create data workflows, provision, monitor and scale clusters.  Mashape is proud to partner with Xplenty and offer their API to our community. Xplenty’s data integration harnesses the power of Hadoop to create an easy to use, scalable ETL service that enables you to prepare structured and semi-structured data for analytics.  You can join data...

Three Ways API-First Development is the Future of Web Development

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...

Wavecell SMS Calls through Mashape

Wavecell provides mobile messaging services for enterprises, application developers, mobile carriers and aggregators.  Through their platform Mashape users can send SMS worldwide using a simple, fast, and reliable HTTP API. The Wavecell API is designed for sending SMS–MT messages, as well as receiving SMS-MO and delivery reports.  You can deliver and monitor push notifications to mobile apps, and utilize direct local connectivity and international routing.  Additionally, you can customize your dynamic Sender IDs, build person-to-person and chat messaging services, and interact or collect data from mobile subscribers. The Wavecell platform is a state-of-the-art carrier grade cloud infrastructure; which enables telecoms,...

Introducing API Glossary by Mashape

  When it comes to APIs, there’s a lot of jargon out there. The meaning of certain terms isn’t always obvious, and API providers sometimes use different ones to refer to the same thing. That’s why we created an API glossary. It contains the terminology we use on our site and in our documentation, as well as related words and common acronyms. If you’re just starting out with APIs, you can get the foundational knowledge you need to dive right into API use, design, and development. If you need to explain APIs to a non-technical, instead of mumbling something...

ZenPayroll, a delightful payroll service, joins Mashape

As a small business owner or member of its development team, using traditional big enterprise payroll solutions is expensive and time consuming.  Mashape is proud to have ZenPayroll join our community.  By moving payroll into the cloud, ZenPayroll offers online payroll that’s easy to use and automates all tax calculations, payments, and filings. ZenPayroll’s API allows third-party applications to send data, including hours worked, tips, bonuses, commissions, and reimbursements directly to the payroll app.  The API transforms payroll from being a vertical silo to a horizontal platform that seamlessly connects HR, time tracking, accounting and other back office functions.  With...

Mashape was at the largest hackthon ever – LAHacks!

Mashape was at the biggest #hackathon ever! LAHacks was phenomenal, and we made sure to document the fun. Also our very own Montana Flynn gave a presentation on Making APIs that Developers Love. Check out the slides!...

10+ Bitcoin APIs for the Revolution

Looking to smash fiat currency? Aspiring to be the next Tim Draper? Or just want to include the cool new distributed payment system in your next app? We can help. Check out these APIs that tap into the power of Bitcoin. Bitcoin Average - Get a weighted average from Bitcoin exchanges around the world. Includes different currencies and exchange volume. Coinbase - With more than 1,000,000 consumer wallets Coinbase is one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges, and you can use that power in your services through this API. Bitcoin Exchange Rates - A reliable and free API for finding BTC exchange rates into common currencies. Bitcointy - See...

OpenSSL Update – Mashape not vulnerable to Heartbleed

On Monday April 7th OpenSSL released an update to address CVE-2014-0160 (aka Heartbleed). This was a vulnerability in the popular cryptographic library that is used to secure many major websites. It affected nearly two thirds of web servers, including sites like Google, Twitter, and Yahoo. Mashape has implemented the update and is no longer vulnerable to potential Heartbleed exploits. We’ve also reissued our SSL certificates, changed internal passwords, and changed private keys. While we have no evidence that there has been any type of attack or intrusion, we have automatically logged out all users, and for extra security users should:...

VerticalResponse Joins Mashape

In our fast paced world smart marketers need a tool to quickly create and send professional looking emails.   Mashape is proud to have Vertical Response, a leading email campaign suite, join our community. VerticalResponse helps you create and send great email campaigns.  It makes contact and list management easy, allowing you to create contacts, group them into meaningful lists, and use these lists to send targeted email campaigns.  The VerticalResponse API lets you interact with the platform the same way the application does.  For example: Create an application to keep the contacts in your CRM in sync with VerticalResponse;...