Article published on ProgrammableWeb that features some of the most widely used mapping APIs and geodata sources; Google Maps, Bing Maps, MapQuest, OpenLayers, etc.
Free e-book written by Janet Wagner for AlchemyAPI that covers why it's so important for organizations to have a data analysis strategy and provides insight into the information crisis that many companies are facing today.
Article published on ProgrammableWeb that takes a detailed look at three of the most popular weather platforms and APIs: Forecast.io, Weather Underground and World Weather Online.
Free e-book written by Janet Wagner for AlchemyAPI that features six practical deep learning use cases; voice search / voice-activated assistants, recommendation engines, image recognition, image tagging / image search, advertising, and pattern recognition.
Article published on ProgrammableWeb covering popular technological uses of weather, the crowdsourcing of weather-related applications and devices, and the most widely used weather APIs.
Article published on ProgrammableWeb about legal issues related to Minecraft software development, including updates to the EULA, software licenses and copyright infringement claims (DMCA), and Microsoft's recent acquisition of Mojang for $2.5 billion.
An in-depth review of CodePen Team PRO account covering features of the service such as collab mode, professor mode, live view, embed themes with custom CSS, asset hosting, private pens, and more.
Article published on ProgrammableWeb that covers computer vision (an application of machine learning) which has been experiencing rapid growth in recent years. The article features several companies using computer vision technology, most specializing in image-recognition platforms and applications.
An Application Programming Interface (API) is a set of routines and protocols that allow two pieces of software to easily communicate with each other. APIs are building blocks used by developers to create web, mobile, desktop and other types of applications using data from multiple internet-connected sources.
The design, deployment and consumption of APIs have grown exponentially in recent years. APIs are now a must-have marketing tool for many types of businesses especially technology-driven companies, products and services.
APIs for nearly every industry and application can be found on ProgrammableWeb, the leading news source, directory and reference guide for APIs and the web as a platform.
There are different perspectives as to what data journalism is. In my view, it is:
Journalism in which data is the source, inspiration, and the tool for telling a story.
Data journalism covers a variety of areas including open data, infographics, data visualization, and interactive visualization.
The Guardian Data Blog published a really good article about data journalism in which it states that "Data journalism is not graphics and visualisations. It's about telling the story in the best way possible."
There are a number of websites that provide information about data journalism such as the Guardian Data Blog, Data Journalism Handbook, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, School of Data. and The Functional Art.