Month: October 2016

Restlet Client Helps Promote RICOH THETA API to Developers

Ricoh is a global manufacturer of imaging and camera equipment with $21 billion in sales in 2016. They’re the leader in virtual reality and augmented reality cameras with an unconfirmed estimate of 1 million THETA cameras sold. The cameras provide a 360 image sphere that can be viewed in VR headsets or on web pages […]


API Developer Weekly #133

API Developer Weekly – October 20, 2016 – Issue #133 A hand-curated¬†weekly¬†newsletter for API developers, published with permission from LaunchAny¬†and CaseySoftware. Subscribe to their newsletter to stay updated on the latest API trends and industry news. Hot Topics Virtual Panel: Document and Description Formats for Web APIs In this virtual panel we hear from 4 […]


Applying Big Data Analytics to Clickstream Data

If you are a retailer, how well do you know your products and how well do you know your customers?  You may know which products are most popular based on their purchase history because you keep records of those transactions.  But do you know which of your products are the most and least viewed?  Do […]


Looking Back at Ten Years of Growth

  At a time when Talend is celebrating its ten years of existence and the success of its IPO, I think it’s interesting to revisit the rich history of the company and pay tribute to those who have contributed to making it a global leader in cloud and big data software. Even if this argument […]


API Developer Weekly #132

API Developer Weekly – October 13, 2016 – Issue #132 A hand-curated¬†weekly¬†newsletter for API developers, published with permission from LaunchAny¬†and CaseySoftware. Subscribe to their newsletter to stay updated on the latest API trends and industry news. Hot Topics Swagger Ain’t REST – is that OK? If you’ve spent much time with me, you’ve undoubtedly heard […]


Hand Coding vs. Tools: Our Take on Gartner’s Report

  As the CMO of a data integration software company, I’ve invested a lot of time convincing IT managers that they should switch from hand coding to a tool-based approach. Hence the reason I was excited to see and impressed by the practical advice outlined in Gartner’s recently published report, “Does Custom-Coded Data Integration Stack […]


USPTO Uses Effective API Design to Expand API Set

We’ve been closely monitoring the progress of the USPTO utilizing effective API design to provide free and open APIs for their vast store of patent information. Though it’s still early days, in general, we’re impressed. The Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Michelle Lee has set out some positive goals for open […]