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Unicorn has become Unirest

Yesterday, we released our newest open-sourced project, which we named Unicorn. Unfortunately, that was also the name of two existing open sourced projects. We really dropped the ball, and have been working hard to clean up the mess.  Our apologies to anyone in the Ruby or Python community who was confused or pissed off.  Hopefully you can look past our mistake and see the value in this project. Since yesterday, we have decided on a new name, Unirest, which we think is a great fit for the project. We also made a new website, changed out all the docs, and...

23 ways to help promote your API to developers

Provide a better documentation flow Keep your documentation up-to-date Answer questions in sites like Quora Help developers in Stackoverflow Provide sample responses to your API’s endpoints Make your API easy to consume – RESTful, etc. Build relationships with fellow API developers Allow developers to comment/provide feedback to your APIs Provide freemium access Show health statistics of your API Join hackathons Host hackathons Create tutorials Build client libraries Craft verbose client library documentation Blog about your API and its progress Use other APIs Provide sample code Check what fellow APIs in the same category are doing Provide a test console...

Another Google API bites the dust

In a shocking announcement Google has announced the end of Google Reader and its associated unofficial Google API after 8 years. So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader. Users and developers interested in RSS alternatives can export their data, including their subscriptions, with Google Takeout over the course of the next four months. You can certainly appreciate the reasoning, it apparently wasn’t a popular product and drained valuable resources that could be used on products that actually turn a profit. Still many people are grieving the loss of a beloved service, while others believe with Google out...

Mashape is looking for a Developer Evangelist to explore the Galaxy

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, and create swag to give out....

Your app now has an API, automatically.

Applications created on Mashape can be included into other apps created on the platform, but their components can be also called from the outside using our API infrastructure. This means that a published application has its own APIs and also the client libraries to call them using different popular technologies. For example, your app can be called from: Web Applications Desktop Applications Native Mobile Applications Wherever it’s required Your app is programmable inside and outside Mashape from day 1! You don’t have to care about building the wrappers around the APIs, it’s our job. And also, the Mashape Client libraries allow...