Portfolio

I've created hundreds of pieces of content about advanced technologies and related topics. A selection of my best and most popular work is below.

A complete list of articles I've written for ProgrammableWeb is also available.

 

 

 

 

APIs / Microservices

Developers Choices Are Few When it Comes to Web Search APIs

Developers Choices Are Few When it Comes to Web Search APIs

Article highlights web search APIs that have been shut down in recent months, how search is changing, and how there's not a lot of options for developers when it comes to web search APIs.

5 Ways to Safeguard Your Application from Third-Party API Outages

5 Ways to Safeguard Your Application from Third-Party API Outages

This article highlights several steps that developers can take to help safeguard websites and applications from third-party API outages.

Why You Can't Talk About Microservices Without Mentioning Netflix

Why You Can't Talk About Microservices Without Mentioning Netflix

Article about how Netflix successfully moved from a monolithic to cloud-based microservices architecture and helped pave the way for other companies to do the same.

 

Why Exposed API Keys and Sensitive Data are Growing Cause for Concern

Why Exposed API Keys and Sensitive Data are Growing Cause for Concern

Article highlighting how API Keys and other sensitive data are regularly exposed on public code sharing sites like GitHub, cloud service providers like Amazon Web Services, and sometimes mobile applications.

Overly Restrictive API Policies Kill Innovation

Overly Restrictive API Policies Kill Innovation

Article that highlights the growing trend of companies initially providing public APIs and an open platform, only to enact API restrictions or even close access to the platform later on. Article inludes an interactive timeline (on CodePen).

APIs Are the Keys to Building a Bright Future for the Connected Car Industry

APIs Are the Keys to Building a Bright Future for the Connected Car Industry

Article that covers how cars are essentially becoming the next mobile platform and how APIs can be used to improve connected car security, speed up the development cycle of connected car platforms, and more.

 

How to Ensure the Quality of Your Microservices Architecture with Peer Code Reviews

How to Ensure the Quality of Your Microservices Architecture with Peer Code Reviews

A microservices architecture is inherently complex and if not designed and coded correctly, serious problems can occur. This article explains how performing peer code reviews throughout the development process can help ensure the quality of a microservices architecture.

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Machine Learning / Computer Vision

Not All Machine Learning Systems Are Created Equal

Not All Machine Learning Systems Are Created Equal

E-book covering the importance of choosing the right machine learning-powered fraud prevention solution. Businesses need a fraud prevention solution that can detect many different types of fraud and is effective across multiple channels.

Top 10 Machine Learning APIs: AT&T Speech, IBM Watson, Google Prediction

Top 10 Machine Learning APIs: AT&T Speech, IBM Watson, Google Prediction

Article highlighting the top 10 machine learning APIs on ProgrammableWeb; API capabilities include image tagging, object recognition, speech recognition, predictive modeling, and much more.

Knowm Launches New Advanced Computing Platform and API

Knowm Launches New Advanced Computing Platform and API

News article covering the launch of Knowm, a new advanced computing platform that allows developers to build intelligent applications powered by Thermodynamic-RAM (kT-RAM) and AHaH technology.

 

The Rapid Rise of Computer Vision Technology

The Rapid Rise of Computer Vision Technology

A look at several companies using computer vision technology, most of which specialize in image-recognition platforms and applications.

Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics Foster Growth

Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics Foster Growth

This article highlights how machine learning and predictive analytics are being used by an increasing number of companies. Article also features ten companies that provide machine learning and/or predictive analytics platforms.

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Deep Learning / Cognitive Computing

The Rapid Rise of Deep Learning Computer Vision Technology

The Rapid Rise of Deep Learning Computer Vision Technology

Article that covers the increasing use of convolutional neural networks (CNNs) to improve computer vision methods. Article features companies providing image recognition platforms that include automatic photo tagging and classification.

Deep Learning: 6 Real World Use Cases

Deep Learning: 6 Real World Use Cases

Free e-book that features six practical deep learning use cases including voice-activated assistants, recommendation engines, image recognition, image tagging, pattern recognition, and advertising.

Cognitive Computing Makes It Possible to Build Truly Amazing Apps

Cognitive Computing Makes It Possible to Build Truly Amazing Apps

Cognitive computing is a relatively new area of computer science that has been growing fairly rapidly in recent years. Article takes a look at several companies using cognitive computing such as IBM, Bottlenose, Infantium, and Numenta.

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Natural Language Processing (NLP)

api.ai Launches Platform Agnostic Voice Interface for Connected Cars

api.ai Launches Platform Agnostic Voice Interface for Connected Cars

News article covering the launch of api.ai for connected cars, a customizable Siri-like voice interface featuring an API that can be used to incorporate voice-activated intelligent assistant capabilities into navigation, mapping, infotainment, and many other types of in-car applications.

Gaining Actionable Insights From Unstructured Data

Gaining Actionable Insights From Unstructured Data

Free e-book that covers the types of solutions organizations should consider when it comes to solving the many problems associated with unstructured data. Natural language processing is covered on page 5.

IBM and AlchemyAPI Announce AlchemyData News API

IBM and AlchemyAPI Announce AlchemyData News API

News article covering the launch of the AlchemyData News API, an API that allows applications to access a curated dataset of news and blog content collected from 70,000+ unique sources. Content returned by the API is enhanced using AlchemyAPI's deep learning-powered natural language processing APIs.

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GIS / Maps

Google Launches Eddystone BLE Beacons Technology and APIs

Google Launches Eddystone BLE Beacons Technology and APIs

News article covering the launch of Eddystone, a set of technology products from Google that can be used to build applications that provide engaging, contextually relevant location-based experiences.

How to Use APIs to Build GIS, Mapping and Location Applications

How to Use APIs to Build GIS, Mapping and Location Applications

Mapping is one of the most popular categories on ProgrammableWeb. This article highlights different types of GIS, mapping, and location-based solutions.

Top 10 Mapping APIs

Top 10 Mapping APIs: Google Maps, Microsoft Bing Maps and MapQuest

Article that features some of the most widely used mapping APIs and geodata sources; Google Maps, Bing Maps, MapQuest, OpenLayers, etc.

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Unstructured Data

Gaining Actionable Insights From Unstructured Data

Gaining Actionable Insights From Unstructured Data

Free e-book that covers the types of solutions organizations should consider when it comes to solving the many problems associated with unstructured data.

Why Organizations Should Not Ignore Unstructured Data

Why Organizations Should Not Ignore Unstructured Data

Free e-book 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.

Unstructured Data Management - 3 Points to Consider

Unstructured Data Management - 3 Points to Consider

Free guide that covers three important data strategy solutions; data management, data monitoring and analysis, and storage.

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Product Reviews / Comparisons

Google vs Microsoft Bing Search APIs - A Detailed Comparison

Google vs. Microsoft Bing Search APIs: A Detailed Comparison

Article takes a detailed look at the web search tools/APIs provided by Google and Microsoft. Article includes side-by-side feature comparison charts.

What Developers Should Know About ORTC Versus WebRTC

What Developers Should Know About ORTC Versus WebRTC

Article covering some of the differences between the ORTC API and the WebRTC 1.0 API. Article also covers what ORTC API support in Microsoft Edge and other browsers may mean for application developers.

Review - REST United Automatically Generates SDKs for REST APIs

Review: REST United Automatically Generates SDKs for REST APIs

In-depth review of REST United highlighting key features of the platform. Article also takes a brief look at developer experience (DX) when it comes to REST United automatically generated SDKs.

 

Top Weather APIs: an In-depth Comparison

Top Weather APIs: an In-depth Comparison

Article that takes a detailed look at three of the most popular weather platforms and APIs: Forecast.io, Weather Underground and World Weather Online.

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HealthTech

Drchrono-QueueDr Shows How APIs Will Transform Healthcare

Drchrono-QueueDr Shows How APIs Will Transform Healthcare

Article highlighting how the healthcare industry is slowly modernizing despite the prevalence of legacy EHR systems and the reluctance of some vendors to innovate their software products.

Wearable Market Embraces APIs and the Quantified Self

Wearable Market Embraces APIs and the Quantified Self

Article that highlights how growing consumer interest in personal wellness and self-improvement is driving the widespread adoption of wearable electronics and the concept of the Quantified Self.

HL7 Argonaut Project Aims to Enable Health Care Interoperability

HL7 Argonaut Project Aims to Enable Health Care Interoperability

Article covering the launch of the Argonaut Project, an initiative dedicated to accelerating the development and adoption of HL7's Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources.

 

New drchrono-AppVisit Product Integration Provides Greater Health Care Access for Patients

New drchrono-AppVisit Product Integration Provides Greater Health Care Access for Patients

Article covering the launch of the drchrono-AppVisit integration, an integration that makes it possible for both health care providers and patients to have easy access to mobile e-visits and integrated records.

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Miscellaneous Technologies

Keep Shoppers from Getting Lost in the Endless Aisle

Keep Shoppers from Getting Lost in the "Endless Aisle"

Created an advertorial for Sentient Technologies that was published in the March 2016 NRF STORES Custom Content eBlast. Advertorial highlights the challenges that consumers face when presented with online catalogs filled with thousands of products to choose from.

Minecraft Server Software and Modding Plug-Ins Facing Uncertain Future

Minecraft Server Software and Modding Plug-Ins Facing Uncertain Future

Article covering the 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.

Graph Technology Provides Valuable Insights From Interconnected Data

Graph Technology Provides Valuable Insights From Interconnected Data

The use of graph databases and the popularity of graph analysis have been rapidly growing in recent years. This article takes a look at graph databases, graph analysis, and highlights several companies using graph technology.

 

Oreo is Using APIs to Improve Digital Marketing

Oreo is Using APIs to Improve Digital Marketing

Article about how Oreo is using digital technology in innovative and groundbreaking ways to market the Oreo brand and build a huge and growing fan base. Oreo is using digital technology, fueled by APIs.

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