Tag Archives: API

Andi Gutmans talks of Apps and APIs

February 17, 2012

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The always insightful and devilishly handsome Andi Gutmans recently wrote a very interesting gust blog post for VentureBeat.com. PHP developers should read it but team managers and directors must read it. Click on in, I’ll give you the tl;dr and the link to read it once you realize what you missed.

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A new tutorial on using Facebook’s PHP SDK

December 6, 2010

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Over on his blog, Joey Rivera recently posted a tutorial on how to interact with Facebook’s Graph API and PHP SDK. Click on in and let’s take a look at this.

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Using the Digg API with PHP and PEAR

November 2, 2010

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Digg offers a Web service API that makes possible to develop customized applications on top of the base service. This API, currently in its second incarnation, allows access to a number of important Digg functions, including searching and commenting on Digg stories. This article takes a fast look at how to integrate Digg’s Web service with a PHP application using the PEAR Services_Digg2 class.

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Another Flickr service approach with Zend

June 23, 2009

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With most of the Flickr services available they are wrappers for the Flickr API. Therefore I thought I should make a more logical implementation, more O/R like. It’s available now under the new BSD license and works like a charm ;)

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Lorna Mitchell on Error Feedback for Web Services

May 18, 2009

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On her blog, Lorna Jane Mitchell has written an article discussing how best various APIs & Web Services might want to best return error codes to programmers, and discusses the frustrations that programmers can have dealing with Web Services that do not respond with descriptive, and complete, error codes.

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Creating a REST API with PHP

February 24, 2009

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On his blog Ian Selby wrote a tutorial that takes you from ground up in building a REST API using PHP. It explains what REST is, why you would consider it over SOAP, and then step by step takes you through constructing the code to make it all happen.

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Building a Web Service Client using the Zend Framework

February 20, 2009

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An excellent article has been posted on Federico Cargnelutti’s blog that steps the reader through the process of consuming a Web Service and building an application based upon it. In this example he builds a simple class that extends Zend_Rest_Client, that allows easy access to the Digg API.

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PHP Abstract Podcast Episode 35: An Advanced Look at APIs

February 21, 2008

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Today’s special guest is Davey Shafik. Davey Shafik is a full time developer with 10 years experience in PHP and related technologies. He is an author of both books and magazines and no stranger to the regular listeners of PHP Abstract. Today, Davey is going to talk to take an advanced look at APIs.

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fav.or.it Releases API

January 9, 2008

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fav.or.it has recently announced on its blog that it has released their first API that opens up their services to outside developers. Currently, they only support three services but I’m sure we can look forward to more in the near future.

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BT Project Web21C

June 13, 2007

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p. Honestly, you have got to love any project with the tag line ” Do Less: Achieve More”. That’s a project mission statement written by a developer, not a marketeer. The British Telecom Project Web21C helps you do less and achieve more. They have released APIs that let you access Messaging, Voice, Location, Authentication, Conference Call, Profile, and Contacts on their network. They have even released sample PHP code to help you get started using these cool services.

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