This past weekend, our developer relations team attended CalHacks, the biggest collegiate hackathon on the West Coast, drawing over 1,800 student hackers from all over the US.
The event, which began on Friday, featured an intense 36 hours of coding and learning, featuring tons of fun for every participating team. Collectively, there were over 200 projects submitted!
Beyond the impressive logistics into making this event possible,
Dreamforce 2014 is less than a week away and San Francisco will once again be a shining beacon for enterprise developers.
We’d love to meet as many of you as possible, so that’s why, in addition to our presence at the Dreamforce Hackathon, as well as our presence on the main Cloud Expo floor, we’re proud to announce our inaugural booth in the Dreamforce DevZone. We’ll be on the second floor of Moscone West,
Netflix has decided to shut down public API support for third-party developers. An interesting decision, and in my opinion a bad one.
Launched six years ago, the Netflix API provided developers a way to access content from their streaming and DVD catalog. That helped the company grow and gave developers a way to build new experiences around Netflix content (for example Flixster).
Last year the company said it would stop issuing new API keys to developers and last Friday they announced that their API will stop working on November 14th for most developers,
APIs are causing a huge technology disruption. Developers armed with APIs are changing the enterprise IT landscape. The tech world is being turned upside down as developer API access is changing banking platforms, airline systems, e-commerce platforms and much more.
James Donelan, VP Engineering, discusses the impact of APIs on product development, competition, and how we approach software engineering in his article,