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Four Great Data Dashboard Platforms - Article

Four Great Data Dashboard Platforms: Ducksboard, Geckoboard, Klipfolio, and Leftronic

Data Journalism

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.

  • Data Collection
  • Data Visualization
  • Data Organization
  • Google Charts

Postman REST Client Product Review - Article

In-depth product review of Postman REST Client

Technical Writing

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.

  • Consume APIs
  • OAuth 2.0
  • Test APIs

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

8,000 APIs Infographic

8,000 APIs Infographic

Infographic (Blog Post)

To celebrate ProgrammableWeb reaching the 8,000 APIs milestone, I put together an Infographic to illustrate the rising popularity, usage and importance of APIs.

  • Data Collection
  • Photoshop
  • Data Organization
  • Graphic Design

Two Great Social Data Platforms - Article

Two Great Social Data Platforms: How DataSift and Gnip Stack Up

Data Journalism

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.

  • Data Collection
  • Google Charts
  • Data Organization
  • 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.