Ruby, Go and C# Added to the Marketplace

We’ve got some exciting news to share! We’ve added three new languages to the marketplace (and we bet you can guess which ones by our headline). Now, you can export your code snippet in Ruby, Go and C# in addition to Node.JS, Python, PHP, Objective-C, Java and cURL.     Read on for why we …

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Israeli Queues: Exploring a Bizarre Data Structure

This morning, I stumbled upon a data structure called an Israeli Queue.  As I’m flying to Israel tomorrow, I had to check it out. It turns out that the Israeli queue data structure isn’t just a punny data structure, it’s a useful one too. Israel is notorious for extremely unorganized queues or lines. I can …

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How Mark Zuckerberg Proved AI is All About APIs

This week, Mark Zuckerberg published the results of his 2016 project – building a real world Jarvis. This AI-based personal assistant gets commands from Zuck, and in turn, operates certain parts of his home. Here’s a video he posted (with a special voice actor) showing Jarvis’ functionalities. In a Facebook post, Mark described how his …

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Why We Invested in Automation and QA Early

Most companies don’t hire someone specifically for quality assurance until well after there’s a working product. After all, isn’t the whole point of a startup to “move fast and break things?” I was the fifth person to join RapidAPI and a big part of my job, even early on, was to make sure we deliver a …

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Why the Yarn Release Generated SO Much Buzz

If you’re a JavaScript programmer, you’ve heard something about Yarn these last few weeks. Yarn’s release generated a lot of conversation and activity very quickly. Just look at Node Source’s chart tracking the amount of activity on GitHub around Yarn the first three days it was out: Most tools don’t usually generate this much adoption …

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Rapid API Experiments: Replacing npm with Yarn

We recently installed Yarn as our dependency manager as an experiment. Despite the hype around Yarn, we weren’t expecting a dramatic difference in performance from npm. However, we saw the following results pretty much immediately. Reduced build time from 7 minutes to 2.5 minutes Installed with a single line of code No major bugs, no …

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