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 […]
One of the reasons that we built RapidAPI is to make it easier to call multiple APIs through one console. No more juggling multiple API libraries! We’re starting a series where we smash two APIs together to make a project. Today? We’re putting together GIPHY and Twilio to make “Text A GIF” script that texts someone a GIF based […]
Instagram is pretty dang popular. According to its press page, Instagram has over 500 million users and receives 95 million video and photo uploads daily. Now that they’ve added live and ephemeral video features, that number should only get bigger. However, connecting to the Instagram API to build stuff can be a pain in the…app (#punintended). This […]
Get excited, mobile developers! We’ve just added Java and Objective-C as languages to the marketplace. Now, when you export a code snippet, you can add it straight into your Android and iOS applications. Here’s how it works.
Climate change is a serious issue on a lot of people’s minds these days. But we can’t all pull a Leonardo DiCaprio and make a record-breaking documentary on the subject. How does an everyday person make a difference? Enter SaveUrPlanet. This app, built in just 24 hours at MLHPrime’s Southwest Regional hackathon, measures a user’s carbon footprint in […]
Let’s face it: nudity is an inevitable part of the internet. Spend enough time online and you’re bound to come across some raunchy imagery (whether you intend to or not!). If you’re building an app or website, it’s important to filter out any “not safe for work” (NSFW) images or video that may be uploaded. […]
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 […]
It’s always a drag to come up with fun costumes for Halloween. Especially if you’re a developer and you’re lazy. Luckily, we have some ideas that should be pretty painless to pull off. Click the images for the original source link.
Billboards, or out of home (OOH) advertising, generate more than $7.3 billion in ad revenue a year. What if developers could use APIs to make them a lot more relevant? Today, we’re highlighting Karunanidhi Devanidhi and Ganeshbabu Thavasimuthu for their HackTX project around contextual billboards. To better visualize their project, imagine this scenario: You’re walking by a billboard in […]