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Let me be clear. There is one thing I know fairly well, it is copyright law. I am not a lawyer, however, knowledge of copyright was a constant requirement of my consultancy for 30 years. As an added bonus, I consulted primarily to telecos and often worked with subscriber data and data analysis and presentation of said data for sale and re-use. I am at least, ...


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What makes me come back to a website? Simple. Did I find what I was looking for? I don't give a toss if it's got RSS or AJAX or is HTML5 compliant. I don't care if it has streaming media, I don't care if supports OpenID (although a well-thought-out registration process is a huge bonus, but a topic for another day). And I absolutally despise URL shorteners. ...


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There doesn't seem to be a standard. The StackOverflow answer leans towards 410 GONE, but I think 301 MOVED PERMANENTLY is more appropriate. To make the correct choice, we have to look at your specific case. If your goal is to have all calls being made to API v1 fail without taking any further action, 410 GONE works for that. If you want some continuity, ...


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API is doing stuff when you ask it to, while Webhook does stuff on it's own when certain criteria match. So, in a nutshell: The API is where you tell us things and Webhooks is where we tell you things. via http://apidocs.teamwork.com/article/466-whats-the-difference-between-the-api-and-webhooks Whenever there’s something new, the webhook will send ...


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One thing that doesn't seem very clear in the other answers here... Whether it's "legal" or not, first and foremost, depends on the country. If we're talking about the United States, for example, then using the data itself is not illegal. However, I'd advise you to use the real data from the US Census. They offer tons of data through what they call TIGER ...


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ProgrammableWeb tracks web APIs & it shows a useful list when you search with the keyword "dictionary" FOLDOC.org & WordNet from Princeton University provide their dictionary database for free. Customizing the database will require some programming.


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IFrame's are by nature slower due to the overhead they add while rendering a new page within the browser window. And some browsers are slower at rendering iFrame's than others (i.e., IE). As the chart here demonstrates, iFrames can cost up to 100x more time to create elements than scripts and styles. IFrame's will also block a window's onload event until ...


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I'm not sure what you mean by "update/modify the data", but there are probably few free file hosting services that allow hotlinking. It's just not a sustainable business model, especially if you have an exposed API wherein not even the uploader will have to come to your site. There are also a lot of copyright infringement liabilities regarding public file ...


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I work in the address verification field for SmartyStreets. Actually we added geocoding and residential/business indication (RDI) features to our address API not too long ago and so I think I can point you in the right direction as you do your own research to find what fits your needs the best. You'd be interested to know that Google and Bing may know more ...


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(I work for Twilio) Twilio meets your requirements, with the following caveats: We support short codes with the same simple API http://www.twilio.com/sms/short-codes Opt-in and opt-out capabilities are left up to your application logic We have the cleanest API of any gateway I've used (I was in a similar situation as you prior to working here so I have a ...


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The first and main difference between them is that with most APIs there’s a request followed by a response. No request is required for a webhook, it just sends the data when it’s available. Simple view: The API is an interface to your data on example.com. The API is used from your server to the example.com platform and can be used to List, Create, ...


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It probably depends on the nature of the data. Pure data (think telephone directory) cannot be copyrighted. So a list of cities from an API should be fair game to copy and show to users. However, if that API has descriptions of the city those descriptions would fall under copyright law and you wouldn't be able to use them without violating copyright. If ...


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While closetnoc has discussed the issue of the data itself, there's a larger legal concern: you are not authorized to access the API offering the data. The baseline for most computer crime laws involves the notion of "unauthorized access to a computer system". You should not confuse this reference to authorization in the legal sense with the concept of ...


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Take a look at the SEOmoz API. I haven't used it, but I generally find that SEOmoz is a smart company that does their homework, so they would be the first place I would check. They have a free version for up to 1 million links, anchor texts, or pages per month and a paid version for a starting rate of $500/month. They also offer developer accounts, but you ...


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It seems that I'm able to answer my own question while using the new Custom Search API. Creating a Custom Search Engine will initially ask you to provide sites or pages that you want your CSE to search in. By filling in a sample website and creating the CSE you are then able to manage and adjust it after the creation process. Here you can tell the CSE that ...


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We looked at this for an implementation earlier this year. We considered 2: European Central Bank refer : ECB free lists exchange rates against the Euro Limited number of currencies XE refer : XE USD540 a year for daily lookups available for a variety of base currencies very wide currency support In the end, we went with XE, as we needed to ...


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According to the official Flickr api documentation it is 3600 API calls per hour Limits: Since the Flickr API is quite easy to use, it's also quite easy to abuse, which threatens all services relying on the Flickr API. To help prevent this, we limit the access to the API per key. If your application stays under 3600 queries per hour across the whole key ...


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It will depend on your DNS hosting is done. I personally use Zonomi. They have a DNS API. I can issue a request like https://zonomi.com/app/dns/dyndns.jsp?action=SET&name=mynewsubdomain.example.com&value=10.0.0.1&type=A&api_key=apikeyvaluehere to set the IP address for a new subdomain.


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From this similar question on StackOverflow: National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) (web services) World Weather Online (paid) More from this question: National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) SOAP Web Service Wolfram Alpha for developers And even more: Infochimps Geo API


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What you're looking for is called the Product Advertising API, specifically the ItemSearch - http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSECommerceService/2011-08-01/DG/ItemSearch.html This should help you get a set of product given the title of movie, the category [DVD], etc.


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I don't think W3C had your use case in mind when they made the validator. Why not run your own? The script you made is going to be very slow because it is relaying all requests. Also, your script won't run cleanly on E_STRICT. Also, your script doesn't encode URI parameters. Also, you are unnecessarily using regexes. Also, you are not HTML encoding your URI. ...


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Alexa has an API for this kind of stuff but it's not free. Here's a tutorial to get data from this API with PHP.


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Regarding the server to server communication, it's not really necessary to run SSL on site.com, since the communication it makes with api.site.com will be encrypted and the identity of api.site.com will be trusted (using its certificate). If the main site must authenticate itself with the API subdomain, however, it's a good idea to use SSL there too ...


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I would start with an existing platform like OpenCart or any other open source framework and THEN customize it to meet your needs. Definitely no reason to do all of the hardwork that's already been done, but definitely worth customizing the remaining items on your to-do list.


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According to this blog post: 2012-09-05


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Magento is fast becoming the favoured open source e-commerce platform. (eBay recently acquired it, but don't let that put you off.) All versions, including the free Community Edition are still licensed under OSL-3.0 and they also offer a paid Enterprise Edition (compare editions here) as well as a hosted version. The Magento API is documented here, and the ...


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Sounds like you're looking for the HTML5 Canvas object (or you'll need something written in Flash or java). possible to save the result as image and to interact with it via PHP Meaning you want to save it serverside - which is an exact duplicate of Uploading 'canvas' image data to the server


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Make it a game where people get points for fixing the data (checking that the pricing APIs product is the same, isn't invalid etc.) People with low points don't get awarded them until a number of other users have fixed the data in the same way. As people get more points it needs fewer other people to crosscheck them, until people with very high points don't ...


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You can become a enom reseller and use their API: http://www.enom.com/resellers/api-reseller.aspx Domai.nr has an interesting API and concept: http://domai.nr/api iwantmyname.com will have an API soon: http://iwantmyname.com/developer/domain-dns-api name.com has a reseller api: http://www.name.com/reseller/ goddady: ...


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Do sites using YouTube video API get indexed by Google? The answer is using these API's will not prevent the site being indexed. ...what options do I have for SEO? Google will read rendered code. So it does depend on how the code renders when the bot reads your site. However, if the API translates to just embed or object (or similar controls) then there ...



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