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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…
Orlando
You signed up to the API analytics tool (Galileo) and you’re wow-ing at the possibilities, but exactly how much can this tool help you in your day to day job? I am going to analyze what business questions can be answered from an API perspective as a manager, developer, user or as a mixture of each. Then I will dig into the metrics that will be available to us and formulate relevant questions. Finally I will create a dashboard report using the required data.

How do I start?

Analytics are not simply “pretty graphs” to show your coworkers…
Marco Palladino
The latest update of Kong (0.5.3) ships with some minor fixes:

Updates:

    Avoids additional URL encoding when proxying to an upstream service. The Galileo plugin now supports arbitrary host, port and path values. And more.
To update to the latest version, simply follow the installation instructions.

Migration from older versions

If you are migrating from an older version of Kong < 0.5.0, then follow the migration instructions in order to make your Kong cluster functioning after updating to 0.5.0.

Version 0.6 on the way!

We are getting very close to releasing Kong 0.6, which will ship with major …
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…
Marco Palladino
The latest update of Kong (0.5.2) ships with some hot-fixes, including:

Updates:

    The OAuth 2.0 plugin can now detect that the originating protocol for a request was HTTPS through the “X-Forwarded-Proto header” and work behind another reverse proxy (load balancer). The HMAC plugin now supports “X-Date" header to sign the request for usage in browsers (since the Date header is protected). And more.
To update to the latest version, simply follow the installation instructions.

Migration from older versions

If you are migrating from an older version of Kong < 0.5.0, then follow the migration instructions in order to…
Augusto Marietti
We’re thrilled to announce the acquisition of Gelato.io, makers of the popular API Documentation and Developer Portal, with an aim to expand and provide the service to everyone: from individual developers looking to document their API projects to Fortune 500 corporations requiring a secure and highly customizable on-premises solution. When I met Nik (and Adam) a couple of months ago, it was clear to both of us that we could do much more for the API economy together, and so we decided to partner almost immediately.  The first thing you will notice is an acceleration of feature development. We’ve already…
Orlando
Last year I wrote a review of API editors available on the market named “A review of all most common API editors”; this year however, I decided to concentrate on API-focused tools released in 2015. A list of tools that made an impact on the way I work and play with APIs. In the breakdown below, I’ll explain what each tool does, what you can use it for and how it fits in my workflow. If you don’t have time to read the whole article just read the “What it replaces in my workflow” part of each tool…
Augusto Marietti
Starting with the name, Mashape Analytics is now Galileo. Named after the Italian “father of modern science”, Galileo Galilei, Mashape Galileo is the father of modern API Analytics.   To keep you busy we’ve added tons of improvements:

Onboarding

Every step is now personalized using your current environment and account tokens, making it a breeze to start sending data. Speaking of data, instead of cluttering your environments with sample data, we now have a dedicated test environment you can pre-populate with realistic data points.   Environment Stats The Environment Dropdown was lacking something major, insight. Replacing the generic description…
Marco Palladino
The latest update of Kong (0.5.1) ships with some improvements, including:

Updates:

    Fixing an occasional bug when migrating the HMAC plugin table Admin API now supports JSON requests through CORS Basic Authentication and HMAC Authentication plugins now also send the “X-Credential-Username” to the upstream server. And more.
To update to the latest version, simply follow the installation instructions.

Migration from older versions

If you are migrating from an older version of Kong < 0.5.0, then follow the migration instructions in order to make your Kong cluster functioning after updating to 0.5.0.

Community Support

As usual we encourage you…
Marco Palladino
The latest update of Kong (0.5.0) is the most exciting release, shipping with new features, bug-fixes and improvements, including:

Updates:

    Response Rate-Limiting plugin, that rate-limits requests with quotas as instructed by a custom response header ACL plugin, to control which consumers can consume upstream APIs JWT Authentication plugin, to verify and authenticate JSON Web Tokens HMAC Signature Authentication plugin, to verify and authenticate HMAC signed HTTP requests Various bugfixes on the OAuth 2.0 and Mashape Analytics plugins Renamed Admin API properties to more intuitive names And more.
To update to the latest version, simply follow the installation instructions.…
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