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Dash (Docs & Snippets)

gpessia:

Dash is an API Documentation Browser and Code Snippet Manager. Dash helps you store snippets of code, as well as instantly search and browse documentation for almost any API you might use (for a full list, see the screenshots). Dash is not free, you will have to purchase Dash using an In-App purchase. Dash is free to download so that you can test Dash out as much as you want, in order to determine if it’s the right tool for you.

I dunno what this is but it sounds interesting. 

Learning the NPR API Has Never Been Easier


Javaun talks about developing the Codecademy API tutorial for the NPR API.  Nifty!

5 More HTML5 APIs You Didn’t Know Existed



trendingstream:

YouTube Developers Live: The YouTube Analytics API

Please submit questions via Google Moderator: Join Ted Hamilton and Christoph Schwab-Ganser from the YouTube Analytics team in a conversation with Jeff Posnick, covering the new (and exciting!) YouTube Analytics API. http://goo.gl/wBdps

No Homophobes Language Counter makes use of the Twitter API to show how prevalent antigay slurs are on social media.  
This is an excellent example of how simple applications can be political, and how you can program to make a point.  

No Homophobes Language Counter makes use of the Twitter API to show how prevalent antigay slurs are on social media.  

This is an excellent example of how simple applications can be political, and how you can program to make a point.  

Amazon Maps API


They have their own map API?  Who knew?

Federal Register API

christophergandrud:

I really hope someone makes an R package using the new Federal Register API https://www.federalregister.gov/developers/api/v1.

That could enable some great research.

4chan unveils an API


jerrybrito:

Moot:

The decision to release an API was partially out of necessity, but also because I’m curious to see how people will use it.

Here’s my idea, which I’m happy to see someone else implement: A service that notifies you whenever a keyword is used in a thread, either only by OP or by anyone.

Prolly the only API ever where “EPIC TROLL” is a legit API call. 


Using Google Spreadsheets as a Database in the Cloud.   Six minutes.  Subtitles!

The US Census now has an API!

The US Census Bureau has long been a destination for public data — but up until now, accessing that data was mainly a matter of downloading files — CSVs, spreadsheets, or database files.  If you wanted to make an app based on it, you couldn’t automatically get changes when the data was updated — you downloaded new files and updated your app on your own.  

Now the Census Bureau has an API.  While you can still download files, you can also write apps that request current information from the Census Bureau directly over the web in response to what users are doing or asking for within your app.  

Brava! :-)  

Check out the US Census Bureau App Gallery for examples of what folks are making using the new API.  

Next Up: A simple web interface for querying REST APIs

kellishaver:

After releasing Pulp a couple of days ago, I figured I would use it to build a small demo application, and I also figured that this application should be a Thing I Want To Use.

So, in the spirit of small, simple tools that solve my everyday problems, I made a little web interface for querying REST APIs that supports multiple request methods, custom headers, HTTP Basic Auth and, of course, passing custom parameters.

Here it is:

API Query Tool

You can read more about it on Github.

API Kitchen


This looks tantalizing.  Add a URL, get a response.  

NPR's data API: News stories, images etc


livingdata:

Since launching NPR.org in 1995, NPR has amassed a library of award-winning, interactive media content. This library includes NPR radio programming and other features that, until now, have only been available on or through the website.

The content that is available includes audio from most NPR programs dating back to 1995 as well as text, images and other web-only content from NPR and NPR member stations. This archive consists of over 250,000 stories that are grouped into more than 5,000 different aggregations.

benjaminpaton: 5 things Tumblr's API can do that you might not have realised


benjaminpaton:

TumblrWhen I signed up to Tumblr I didn’t necessarily know what I was getting myself into. There was a lot of hype about Tumblr on the web, but what made it different to its competitors?

I expected similar to other blogging experiences; a cookie cutter template with the ability to create “as…

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