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Search for cloud APIs in Windows 8 using Api World Posted 4 months ago

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If you’re a Windows 8 developer, install the Api World app for Windows 8.1 now.  From the app description..

Description

APIworld is an application to help developers find the API they need, easily. Developers will get randomly themed APIs and randomly picked APIs to try out. You can also use the Search charm to search for any APIs and the Share charm to share the API they like.

Features

  • Random API every time you open the app
  • Search and Share Charm Features

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The app was created by Abdullah Abbas aka “socialstalker”,  and was extended from Lionel Ringenbach’s sample code demonstrating the unification of the Unirest-net library.

What’s next? Why a Windows Phone app of course!  Tweet to @mashape if you’d like to contribute.

What you missed from the Mashape KeepSafe holiday party :) Posted 4 months ago

More pictures and videos to come!

Using Unirest (Java) for your Android projects Posted 4 months ago

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This post will show you how to get Unirest-java running on your Android projects.  Unirest is a lightweight HTTP client library with port available in many languages.

This is a follow-up to “How to install Unirest using the Maven assembly plugin”.  The steps are similar, with the addition of a Maven (shader) plugin that relocates some packages in order to work around dependency errors when using the uber jar in an Android project. (In case you’re interested, the error you’ll get is ”java.lang.NoSuchFieldError: org.apache.http.message.BasicLineFormatter.INSTANCE”).

Let’s start:

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Installing unirest-java with the Maven Assembly Plugin Posted 4 months ago

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Managing dependencies for your Java applications is difficult, unless you have Maven!  Maven is an Apache build manager for Java projects.  In this post, we will use a Maven plugin (Maven Assembly) to pull all the unirest-java dependencies in one bundle/jar file.

Let’s get started (the steps below assume you already have Java and Git installed):

Update: If you’re building for Android, please refer to this post.

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List of 25+ Email Validation APIs Posted 4 months ago

Here’s a list of useful APIs to help you determine if that email address is real :)

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Tradier joins Mashape Posted 4 months ago

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Want to build an amazing financial trading app?  We’ve got the API for you!

Tradier is a next generation financial services technology solution with a bundled platform for tool providers, online banks, developers and investors.  Tradier offers a complete set of real-time APIs, data, and an advanced set of secure web and mobile modules for clients to deliver powerful investor experiences.

As a cloud based brokerage technology platform for trading and analytics, Tradier empowers application providers to bring their products to a larger audience of institutional and active retail traders.  Integration with Tradier’s API enables developers to build applications that offer execution capabilities to their customers, as well as offer access to third-party services connected to Tradier.

With Tradier offering trading in equities, options and complex options, and accompanied real time market data, Mashape is proud to have the Tradier API in our marketplace.  

Here’s a sample response from the Get Quotes endpoint:

You’re Invited to Mashape and KeepSafe’s holiday party! Posted 4 months ago

If you’re around the SOMA area in San Francisco this Friday, December 6th, 7pm, feel free to drop by our “Party Like Jesus” holiday celebration!  RSVP here!

DJs, OPEN BAR, and lots of fun. See ya there mate!

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Best Buy joins Mashape Posted 4 months ago

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Mashape is proud to introduce Best Buy to our fast growing community of world-class developers and API providers.  

Best Buy is focused on connecting customers, employees and businesses through access to in-depth information about specific products and categories.  The company embraces developers and encourages them to build smart and helpful tools; ultimately, enhance a customer’s shopping experience.

The Best Buy API provides full category and product information to over 1m current and historical products, including up to date pricing.   Don’t forget reviews.  With the API you get access to all product ratings and reviews.   Need to find the closest store?  No problem, the Best Buy API provides location information and queries product availability throughout all their stores.

We’re excited to see what our developer community can build with Best Buy’s API.  Let us know what you’ve made and we’ll share your creation in an upcoming blog.

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Unirest for .NET platforms has been unified Posted 4 months ago

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We’re happy to announce that the Unirest library for .NET and RT (“windows 8”) has been merged!  This was possible thanks to Lionel Ringenbach’s contribution :)  

Lionel is a C#/XAML developer based in Switzerland.  He enjoys developing for Microsoft platforms (mobile, tablets, desktop).  He loved to code because "it is the most creative tool that has been given to me - you think, create, and make everyday a better day!"

We’ve asked him to write the post below.  Enjoy!

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30+ ways to make REST calls in Node.js, PHP, Python, Rails, Obj-C, .NET, and Java / Android Posted 4 months ago

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Here’s a list of resources on how to make REST calls in different languages.  (We also have this list of 40+ tutorials on how to create an API in different languages).

If you dabble with one or more of these languages in your different projects, we highly recommend that you check out Unirest.io, an open source lightweight HTTP client library.  It’s goal is to provide a consistent way for developers to make HTTP calls across different languages (node.js, Ruby, PHP, Java, Python, Objective-C, .NET)

If you have suggested additions to the links below, please tweet to @mashape and we’ll add it here!

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