Article published on ProgrammableWeb that takes a detailed look at four real-time business data and analytics dashboard platforms; Ducksboard, Geckoboard, Klipfolio, and Leftronic. The comparison charts were created using Google Charts.
An in-depth review of Postman REST Client highlighting key features of the application such as the test editor and runner, collection runner, environments, and OAuth 2.0 support.
To celebrate ProgrammableWeb reaching the 8,000 APIs milestone, I put together an Infographic to illustrate the rising popularity, usage and importance of APIs.
Article published on ProgrammableWeb that takes a detailed look at DataSift and Gnip, two of the leading enterprise social data platforms that provide APIs. The comparison charts were created using Google Charts, which is part of the Google Visualization API.
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.