Here at ProgrammableWeb, we’re always on the lookout for great “Hello World” API tutorials; the ones that just about anybody with any level of expertise can complete such that they get to experience the process and the benefits of accessing APIs. Our latest discovery is a wonderful walkthrough for beginning and experienced Python developers who are interested in using Google’s Cloud Speech API to transcribe an audio file.
Back in 2014, unbeknownst to most ProgrammableWeb users (because the change was so deep under the hood), we launched the first phase of what would be a multi-phase migration of the data model behind our various directories; for example, our flagship API directory and our fast growing SDK directory (which, behind the scenes, is directly tied to the API directory).
A few weeks back, I reported on the developer outrage that was provoked by Yahoo!’s sudden and unexpected shutdown of a service that, for well-more than a decade, was being consumed as an API by an untold number of apps. All of those applications broke. Never ones to be shy, developers voiced their displeasure. But the service in question was not an official API. It was a feature of Yahoo! Finance — an everyday HTML button -- that was not intended for developers to consume in their applications.
@TeamYouTube Saw your exec's tone-deaf statements justifying moving the goal posts for YPP. Just because some producers aren't making a lot now doesn't mean some are not working hard for more. You just killed all kinds of hopes & aspirations. An emotionally unintelligent move.
Decided to play with Microsoft's Bing APIs today. Almost gave up due to Microsoft's horrendous developer onboarding process (which, in addition to an unintuitive workflow that failed, requires a credit card). @yina_arenas
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".