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Augusto Marietti
  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…
Augusto Marietti
Users of the Mashape Marketplace enjoy access to automatically generated code snippets for every API listed in the market. Today, we’re sharing the love with everyone: Announcing APIembed.com a free service to auto-generate embeddable code snippets in many programming languages for your website, blog or API documentation. We’re starting with a number of languages/cli tools including: cURL, Go, Java, Python, HTTPie, Node.js, Objective-C, OCaml, PHP, Wget, with more to come as we expand the service.   The service is open-source, so you can contribute your favorite programming language as well. We’d love to hear your feedback and suggestions! Head…
Augusto Marietti
We have made it easier to consume multiple APIs in one unified experience through Applications for API Consumers. Applications are basically a container where you group all the APIs you’re consuming to get a quick overview, and control them all. With “Applications”, you can:
    Manage And Monitor All Your Consumed APIs From A Simple Dashboard
    Track Volume, Latency or Error Rates In A Snap
    Issue, And Re-Generate API Keys
    Move From Testing To Production Environments
    Configure Payments
  Group all the APIs you’re consuming in one application to get a quick overview, and control them all.…
Augusto Marietti
Mashaper Marco Party Crowd DJ Booth More pictures and videos to come!…
Augusto Marietti
Everyone is building APIs these days. Most new apps/services have some kind of API, and almost every app uses at least one API. I was hacking on a project a couple of years back, and I remember one of the developers on the project mentioning that we should have an API. At that time, I thought he was crazy. We have not even launched the product, why would anyone want to use our API, let alone our App? Our app eventually failed, mostly the fault of ourselves. We out grew it, moved on to bigger and better ventures, but looking…
Augusto Marietti
Image credit: https://flic.kr/p/7RAG5D Yes. We’re looking for our first developer evangelist who will spread our voice beyond the boundaries of mankind. Job Description You should know how to code. A specific programming language is not necessary in this case, but an overall understanding of machines, code and APIs is required. You will organize and attend hackathons – you should have strong communication skills. You will inspire developers, generate content from blog posts to tweets. You should have a natural affection in helping people. You decide which conferences/summits will need to be sponsored, seed the base for monthly meet-ups around US,…
Augusto Marietti
Hello folks, We’re doing a friendly hackathon today, at our hacker house (South Park), the Mashape Lair. Come visit us armed with your laptop! Bring friends and hack on whatever you want. We start at around 6pm, and see how far we can go 😉 We provide free food (burgers and italian pasta) and beer. Yes, you can sleep here, we have plenty of space! We’re at 433 Bryant St. See you! Ping us hackers@mashape.com if you have any questions!  …
Augusto Marietti
Image credit: https://flic.kr/p/9mt6Nt Dear developers (API providers), Please stop fucking up your public APIs. Every week there is an API that is changing, being shut down, or malfunctioning. If this trend continues, we lose trust in using third party services via APIs, and we’ll just go back to the old way, and reinvent the wheel by ourself. Reliability and trust are the most important things for this ecosystem. We’re seeing an explosion of public APIs, so the trend is strong, but still fragile. “Next time someone asks me why I keep reinventing the wheel, it’s because the wheel does not…
Augusto Marietti
It’s incredible how things change fast nowadays. Just a year ago, our IE users were around 14%, but during the last period, it went down to almost 5%.  Firefox was dominating the scene, while Chrome is now the #1 with over more than 50% of our traffic. What’s interesting is that the usage of Chrome amongst the Mashape community is increasing month over month.

Visitor Browser Breakdown

May 2011 May 2011 Visitor browser breakdown   May 2012 May 2012 Visitor browser breakdown   Which browser do you use? 🙂…
Augusto Marietti
The Enlighten API is created by Thinkudo Labs and allows text analytics and other functionality for companies to create their own social monitoring dashboard. Enlighten API on Mashape The API is available with three different pricing plans: $10/month $500/month $1,000/month Pricing plans for Enlighten API Thinkudo Labs was founded in 2012, by a team of developers coming out from SkyScanner and Hewlett-Packard. If you want to hack on it, just sign up with Mashape using the coupon “thinkudo”. Happy coding 😉…
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