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Top Weather APIs: an In-Depth Comparison - Article

Top Weather APIs: an In-Depth Comparison

Data Journalism

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.

  • Data Collection
  • Data Visualization
  • Technical Writing
  • Features Article

Deep Learning: 6 Real World Use Cases - E-Book

Deep Learning: 6 Real World Use Cases

Data Journalism

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.

  • Internet Research
  • Technical Writing

Top 10 Weather APIs - Article

Top 10 Weather APIs

Data Journalism

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.

  • Internet Research
  • Data Collection
  • Technical Writing
  • Features Article

Minecraft Server Software and Modding Plug-Ins - Article

Minecraft Server Software and Modding Plug-Ins Facing Uncertain Future

Data Journalism

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.

  • Internet Research
  • Data Collection
  • Technical Writing
  • Storify

CodePen Team PRO Product Review - Article

In-depth product review of CodePen Team PRO account features

Technical Writing

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.

  • Product Testing
  • Data Collection
  • Internet Research
  • Google Charts

The Rapid Rise of Computer Vision Technology - Article

The Rapid Rise of Computer Vision Technology

Data Journalism

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.

  • Internet Research
  • Technical Writing

WebCodePro.net v2.0

WebCodePro.net

Web Design & Development

Online web development and writing portfolio of Janet Wagner. Updated the design and rebuilt the site using hand coded HTML5, CSS/CSS3, PHP and JavaScript.

  • HTML5
  • PHP
  • jQuery
  • CSS/CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery UI
  • HTML/HTML5
  • jQuery/jQuery UI
  • PHP
  • XML
  • CMS Made Simple
  • Data Visualization
  • XHTML
  • JavaScript
  • MySQL
  • cURL
  • WordPress
  • Open Data
  • CSS/CSS3
  • APIs
  • JSON
  • REST
  • Technical Writing
  • Social Media

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.