The Developer Toolbox: Free APIs Every Developer Needs to Know About
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Nowadays, building a great app doesn't just depend on having a good idea and executing on it. Users have come to expect a certain level of sophistication and integration with the applications they ...

Nowadays, building a great app doesn't just depend on having a good idea and executing on it. Users have come to expect a certain level of sophistication and integration with the applications they interact with. As if building something new wasn't hard enough, developers are now expected to become experts in handling email deliverability, SMS, performance stability, and social media integration.

Thank goodness for APIs! Join SendGrid's Director of Developer Communications and Loader.io's Sr. Developer Sean White as they walk through some of the essential free APIs that every developer should be familiar with when trying to get their app off the ground.

This webcast will::

Reveal the most essential free APIs and the best ways to integrate with them
Show off creative uses of free APIs
Take a deep dive into free SendGrid and Loader.io APIs

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The Developer Toolbox: Free APIs Every Developer Needs to Know About The Developer Toolbox: Free APIs Every Developer Needs to Know About Presentation Transcript

  • Free APIs You Should Check Out Adam DuVander Developer Communications Director @adamd
  • Housekeeping • ReadyTalk Conference Tools Console –View in Full Screen Mode • Questions for Adam and Sean –Ask questions by using the CHAT function –When the presentation begins, you will see the chat box as a floating window to use at any time –We will answer as many questions as possible and those that we don’t get to in a follow up blog post • Follow Up –You will get an email with a link to the recording and a copy of all slides
  • Company Overview • Founded July 2009 • TechStars graduate (Boulder, CO) • 110 employees across 4 offices – HQ: Boulder, CO – R&D: Anaheim, CA / Romania $27M venture capital raised Series B closed Jan 2012 Angel investors include: -Scott Petry (Founder, Postini) -Matt Mullenweg (Founder, Wordpress) 3
  • Delivering Email at Scale • Serving 60,000+ customers • Sending over 6 billion emails per month • Transactional and marketing email solutions 4
  • Today’s Speakers Ryan Harris Lead Abuse Hombre X ryan.harris@sendgrid.com Amy Mustoe Manager of Client Services amy.mustoe@sendgrid.com
  • Obviously…
  • Also Obvious
  • API Themes • Intelligent Calculations • Visual • Email • Location • Music • Login • Developer Tools • Memes • Secret Google APIs
  • Intelligent Calculations
  • Intelligent Calculations
  • Intelligent Calculations
  • Intelligent Calculations
  • Visual
  • Visual
  • Email
  • Email
  • Email • Web API • SMTP API • Marketing Email API • Event Webhook • Inbound Parse Webhook
  • Email in Any Language
  • Hacking SMTP “category”: [ “trial_users”, “daily_digest” ] “unique_args”: { “user_id”: “12345”, “order_num”: “67890” } “sub”: { “%name%”: [“Rick”, “Roll”] }
  • Email Marketing Robust API for all features
  • Event Notifications Webhook
  • Event Webhook Magic MagicMail.io To: agent99@getsmart.com Subject: TOP SECRET Your mission should you choose to accept it… To: agent99@getsmart.com Subject: TOP SECRET open event
  • Inbound Parse Webhook POSTEMAIL Including attachments
  • Inbound Use Cases
  • Location
  • Location
  • Location
  • Location: Geocoders 2839 ne alberta st portland or 45.559040, -122.636318 2839 NE Alberta St Portland, OR 45.559040, -122.636318
  • Location
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Login
  • Login OAuth.io
  • Developer Tools Brought to you by:
  • @sendgridlabs ➔Part of SendGrid’s R&D group ◆ Work on R&D for SendGrid core ◆Projects outside of core ➔Developer focused ◆ Try to identify and fix pain points ◆ Committed to providing dev tools What we do
  • ➔Simple cloud based load testing ➔Released in public beta March 1st ➔Free and Pro versions available ➔Usage ◆ > 9k users ◆ > 12k apps tested ◆ > 72k tests executed ◆ > 25 TB data transferred ◆ Some customers: Microsoft (teched), SendGrid, Dell, livestrong, Chilis, Salesforce, Intuit, stopwatching.us, cesweb.org, eclipse.org
  • Key features ➔ On-demand & continuous load testing ➔ High volumes of test connections ◆ up to 100k clients per test ➔ URL sequences ➔ HTTP Methods ➔ REST API ➔ Cycling, non-cycling & scenario testing ➔ Expressions allow dynamic modifications ◆ http://example.com/resource/id/%{1:1000:1} ➔ Stats and history
  • API ➔Location ◆ api.loader.io ◆ docs.loader.io/api/intro.html ➔Functionality ◆ Register and verify testing domains ◆ Create and execute tests ◆ View test results ◆ Obtain list of client IP’s
  • Coming soon ➔More protocols ◆ SMTP ◆ WebSockets ➔Enhanced analytics and reporting ➔Regional traffic sources ➔Team Accounts ➔More integrations
  • Integrations ➔ Platforms ◆ Heroku ◆ Azure ◆ CloudBees ◆ AppHarbor ◆ Cloud Control ➔ Applications ◆ Jenkins ◆ HipChat ◆ FlowDock ◆ GroveIO
  • Demo
  • Memes
  • Memes Stevan Sheets
  • Secret Google: Profanity bit.ly/gprofanity
  • Secret Google: Stocks bit.ly/gstocksym Weather Stocks Movies News
  • Secret Google: Suggest bit.ly/gsug
  • ProgrammableWeb
  • API Themes • Intelligent Calculations • Visual • Email • Location • Music • Login • Developer Tools • Memes • Secret Google APIs
  • 19+ APIs
  • Learn More • Event API Webinar • API Guide • blog.sendgrid.com • SendGrid Delivered: – Miami, San Diego, LA, and South America • SendGrid and Loader Free Accounts!
  • QUESTIONS?