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API stands for Application Programming Interface. A program's API defines the proper way for a developer to request services from that program.

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How (il)legal is it to get data from a 100% accessible but not “exposed” API

I found a website that provides a huge filterable table with up-to-date data about cities in a country. This site uses an infinite scrolling approach to load the rows for the table. By exploring ...
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What’s the Difference Between a webhook and an API?

Programmers who make a request to an API will then receive a response. For example, using Web API to send an email, you’d pass the email contents with the request. If all goes well, you will receive a ...
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What is the correct HTTP status code for: “This version of this API has been discontinued”?

I have a RESTful API. There are 3 versions of it: v1, v2, and v3. I am about to publish v4, and we have decided to discontinue v1, meaning that all requests to http://example.com/v1/resource will fail,...
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Preserve Facebook comments when the site changes domain name

I'm going to be changing the domain name of one of my sites. I'll use 301 redirects. One thing that I can't figure out is how to preserve all the comments that users have made on the page through ...
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Amazon Affiliate search using a movie title

I am currently working on a movie trailer site. I have over 300 movies and I do not want to add an amazon affiliate link to each one individually. Does amazon offer any sort of api that will allow me ...
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What is the best currency API out there? [closed]

I may be asking an odd question, but webmasters seem like a decent place to post this. I'm in the search for an accurate, easy API (such as using JSON or XML) so I can use my web application. I've ...
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Domain registration partnership + availability check

I would like to create a simple module for my website that prints keywords and tells the user if the keyword is available to register as domain. Is there any domain name registrar who gives any kind ...
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How To Get Alexa Sites Linking Using PHP

I am planning to get the Alexa sites linking of a given website. I am looking to do this in PHP. Please suggest me is Alexa providing any API. Is there any tool? Is it free? Is there any API that I ...
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Which domain registrar offers the most complete API? [closed]

I am looking for a domain registrar that offers an API that would allow changes like name servers to be made programmatically. GoDaddy do not seem to offer this, so I figured this might be a good ...
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Dictionary API for a website?

I would like to have a dictionary for my website where the user can easily fill in a word or better yet right click a word and get the definition right there on the page or something along those lines....
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creating unlimited sub domains programmatically through api

Note Consider each subdomain as unique application instance For information about application architecture visit https://stackoverflow.com/questions/11272776/using-phusion-passenger-nginx-running-...
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The Node Express server is returning “304 Not Modified” responses, but only after querying the database

I'm just diving into web developent, my current passion is Express (Node.js). I've noticed then i often recieve HTTP/1.1 304 Not Modified either for static content and (!) for my json API requests (...
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What's the best way to implement texting into my webapp?

I'd like to allow users to text to a certian number in order to complete actions on their accounts. An example would be update name with Captain Basically what I'm asking is about is a service that ...
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Creating a “presentable”/filtered twitter profile widget

I would like to include a subset of tweets I make on my professional web development site. Now, twitter provides two applicable widgets: a profile widget and a search widget Unfortunately, the ...
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JavaScript to stream video files

Is there a JavaScript API for streaming WMV/AVI/MOV files?
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Photo printing service API for my photo sharing website [closed]

I am triying to find a good photo printing service that will allow users of my photo sharing website to order print versions of the photos that they have uploaded to my site. I have looked at Snapfish ...
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Is there a free file hosting service with an exposed API for accessing content (or hotlinking for GETs)?

For a small business site we are looking at possibly free file hosting solutions such that a file can be uploaded by the user and our backend (Java) web service is able to update/modify the data at ...
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Alternative to the deprecated Google Web Seach API

This question is slightly related to the question located here. My current solution is using the deprecated Google Web Search API - but since it's deprecated, qeuries to the API is now limited. This ...
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Yahoo Site Explorer API replacement?

Since the Yahoo Site Explorer Web Services API is going away at the end of 2010, are there any other web search APIs that offer similar information? In particular, I'm interested in services similar ...
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Does servicing an API from a subdomain make your app slower?

I have a single-page application (SPA) located in application.com, and I want to serve the API from api.application.com. Since this is a Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) browser application, it ...
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SSL on site which asks API via HTTPS

For example I have a site example.com. It has its own HTTP JSON API: api.example.com. API has authorisation and it runs under https://. I need to make visualization of some functionality of JSON API -...
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How to prevent Googlebot from doing API requests?

I have a currency converter site around 32k pages. Every pair for each page. And every page has 2 API requests. I started to see huge number of API requests. From users I have only few page views ...
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Where can I find the API key for my Google APIs in the Google Developer Console?

I need to use the Google Maps Javascript API and the Google Maps Geocoding API for my project. I created a new project and got an API Key. The API key works with Google Maps Javascript API but not ...
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email server services for websites

I have a growing website and I don't want to deal with setting up a mail server to send emails through. Currently I am using Google Apps and sending emails via a Java program that I wrote. However, it ...
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Crossing Twitter follow info with members database

I have an email database with a couple of thousand members and a twitter account with a couple of thousand followers. Many of them are in both lists for sure. For the purpose of segmenting the email ...
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How to make my website SEO friendly while using Restful API? [closed]

I'm using lumen on the backend and simple JQuery on the front end. Soon I'll be shifting towards the angular front end. But one thing that has been the cause of my tension is how should I make my ...
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Angular2 on Heroku ask for ssl while using symfony2 api

I launched a nodejs app on Heroku which is basically the front of a website in angular2. The app should receive the database information from an api powered by symfony3 hosted on OVH. It seems that ...
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Website APIs, Traffic And Alexa Rank?

I was wondering is there actually any point traffic and Alexa etc rank wise in terms of making an API available for a website? I am curious because i have come across a website which uses data from an ...
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Google Maps iframe VS API (which is faster, if any)

Many sites embed Google maps at the bottom of the page as you may be aware, while I don't normally do it myself I've been tasked with the job. I've proceeded with the lazy route of embedding the ...
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Is it possible to get the Google Alerts as structured data?

With the Google Alerts one can subscribe notifications about the newest search results to a given search terms. The alerts are sent to the email. Now, I'd like to analyse this data. Is there an API ...
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historical weather data APIs

I am building a web application where I need to display whole year's month wise weather conditions. So that users get an idea of what the weather conditions are like and plan their trips accordingly. ...
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GEO Tool - commercial use

what i want to do: offer my clients the possibility to display their store as a small graphic (like google maps). just a small png with the location of the store. only the specific client is able to ...
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Google AdSense ad serving has been disabled. So How to handle it?

I have a site which pulls photos from Instagram API. Recently I got a shocking message from Google that "Google AdSense ad serving has been disabled" for the "ADULT/PORNOGRAPHY" reason. I believe ...
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Backend admin interface with multiple web services [closed]

What is the easiest way to receive data from different web services (Shopify, Amazon Marketplace Web Service, CRM applications, social media platforms, etc.) for an Internet retailer who wants to be ...
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Movie Database - Load images from API or locally?

We are creating a movie database site and I have a big dilemma... Shall we keep the movie posters, episodes, screen images in our host or shall we use TMDB (themoviedb API) for loading those images? ...
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Do sites using YouTube video API get indexed by Google?

Suppose I design a small app that heavily depends on Google YouTube API to dynamically fetch hundreds of YouTube video data. My site will be able to respond to users' requests, and generate several ...
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SEO and APIs: Helping or hurting?

I have a couple Real Estate sites for some clients, and I was wondering about APIs and how that would affect SEO. Particularly, I'm looking at using the Yelp API for nearby stuff, and possibly a ...
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PHP W3 Validator API, Is this good? [closed]

I was trying to find a way to see if my site's code was valid or not but I continuously going over to W3 Validator so I decided to make an "API" however it really isn't! I just wanted to know if ...
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Automated outgoing money transfer for payouts?

At the end of a month I'll need to automatically transfer money from an account to a huge number of other accounts. This has to happen automatically through an API because the amounts for the ...
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Best ways to collect location-based user input

I'm working on a website where users will be able to register and provide information about their location. In order to prevent users from inputting incorrect data, we don't want users to provide free-...
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utility to pull in the entries of an rss feed with a certain date range

I'd like to include a section on my daily blog post that could capture/aggregate my activity from twitter, github, etc on that day. Ideally this information could be displayed in a visually ...
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Best way to implement user-powered data validation

I run a product recommendation engine and I'm hitting a few snags. I'm looking to see if anyone has any recommendations on what I should do to minimize these issues. Here's how the site works: ...
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Error “Field name is required” - Google Analytics API

I'm trying to make API calls to the Google Analytics API v3. Simple read-only calls work just fine, but when trying to update data views (or any update method) I always end up with the following ...
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Where are the medium and large images in Amazon's product advertising API?

The API is returning a LargeImage node with an image that is 110px by 110px for this product: http://www.amazon.com/Syma-X5C-Exlorers-2-4G-Quadcopter/dp/B00OCFMVHE Where are the larger sizes of the ...
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Weather Widget/API

I am developing a website and am looking for an easy piece of code that I can add to a webpage that will display the weather for today and also for the next 5 days for a given location (Wellington, ...
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Is PhotoBucket a viable solution to host a website's photo galleries

I'm currently working with a lot of photographers and will probably be picking up development on a professional photography site soon. With that in mind, and I can't stop thinking about a way I can ...
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Which image sharing websites supports file uploading dynamically via api

I have been searching for image hosting website that displays images of a user in a nice and managed way. I want to upload the files to that image hosting website in my account of that website from a ...
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Google Search API

Can someome tell me if there is an API to get search results form Google? I went through the Google Search APIs, but could not find anything that will let me get search results (the custom search api ...
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Google Webmaster query api returning 403 error

We are using php library to fetch webmaster query API data and getting 403 permission denied error while able to fetch the same data using webmaster analytics tool. The following are the things which ...
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Track keywords and rankings using the Google Custom Seach API

Is it possible to use Google Custom Seach API to allow me to track keywords for our website as well as some of our clients? There are mixed views from what I can tell and read. I'm going to be ...