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Developers Playgrounds to Play & Learn

The article lists down the details around different programming playgrounds that could be used by developers to learn while playing with different technologies (programming languages & APIs). What are Developers Playground? Developers playground are online applications that facilitates enhanced learning of different programming languages/API by providing developers with the IDEs like development platforms where different programs could be written and executed side-by-side and results could be studied/examined. Following is the broad classification of such playgrounds. Programming Playground In playgrounds related with programming languages, developers could learn languages while doing the coding and see the output side-by-side. Following are some of the programming playgrounds: Codecademy.com (It also presents playground for APIs …

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Google Maps Embed API to Benefit Local Search Engines & Others

The article explores newly launched Google Maps Embed API and talks about the benefit to end users and, some of the business benefits to local search engines. Few days back, Google launched its new Google Maps Embed API using which any business could easily embed google maps in relation with their locations with simple & easy embeddable HTML snippets. Following is how the HTML snippets look like: <iframe width=”600″ height=”450″ frameborder=”0″ style=”border:0″ src=”https://www.google.com/maps/embed/v1/place?key={API_KEY} &q=Space+Needle,Seattle+WA”> </iframe> Lets look at the API parameters (in bold) above: place: Actually, “place” is used for the parameter {mode}. Other values for {mode} could be directions, search, and view. Read for details on different types for mode on …

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What are API Managament Platforms & Why are They Needed?

The article describes API management platforms and why are they needed at all. What are API Management Platforms? As businesses start exploring about taking the API route to integrate their applications in one line of business (LOB) with applications from other LOBs or, expose their APIs to external partners, the need for one of these API management platforms start cropping up. Even before we go further, lets understand as to why an enterprise considers adopting the API strategy in the first place? Well, one full article could be written as an answer to this question. However, briefly speaking, APIs primarily allow enterprise and its different LOBs to achieve following objective: Extend/share …

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