Software News August 2014: Using Wild Apricot’s API

Wild Apricot

The August Software News is all about Wild Apricot''s API: what it is, how it can benefit our customers and examples of API applications for associations, clubs and non-profits. Wild Apricot API

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Enabling API in DevOps Discussion Using Microservices

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

In any DevOps discussion, API should be there as they allow the development team to separate the large applications into smaller and faster ones who build a specific functionality. API tests at the interface level to make sure that component behaves properly. API allows the channel to develop the occurrence of microservices and also allow the exposure of the functionality throughout the channels. The API with micro services are considered to be better.

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Being Human: Google’s New API Solves an Internet Annoyance

Byte Technology

The new API (application programming interface) allows users—in most cases—to merely check a box to pass the challenge of proving they’re flesh and blood. And infinitely more websites are adopting the new API, so if you haven’t encountered it so far chances are you will soon. The post Being Human: Google’s New API Solves an Internet Annoyance appeared first on Byte Technology’s Non-Profit Web Design Insights Blog.

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API Examples for Nonprofit Technologists

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

If you’re evaluating a company for how well-documented their product is, the best bet is to look at their API documentation. It should look like this: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/reporting/core/v3/reference or like this, https://dev.twitter.com/docs/api. It’s as if the people on the other side actually want you to adopt their API and add copious notes and don’t saddle you with a goofy interface.

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API Examples for Nonprofit Technologists

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

If you’re evaluating a company for how well-documented their product is, the best bet is to look at their API documentation. It should look like this: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/reporting/core/v3/reference or like this, https://dev.twitter.com/docs/api. It’s as if the people on the other side actually want you to adopt their API and add copious notes and don’t saddle you with a goofy interface.

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Social Actions API, Semantic Web, and Linked Open Data: An Interview with Peter Deitz

Amy Sample Ward

There’s a lot happening with Social Actions right now but one bit of news is really exciting, and needs to be highlighted: some incredibly important technical enhancements have recently been made to the Social Actions API. Let’s start at the beginning: What is Social Actions and where does the API come in? They were talking about API’s. API stands for Application Programming Interface, and refers broadly to the way one piece of software or dataset communicates with another.)

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Facebook Launches New API

NetWits

If you're a frequent facebook user like myself, you are all to familiar with the event stream on your homepage when you log in. This is the page that informs you about all the activities taking place within your circle of friends in one convenient location - very cool, right?

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APIs – what, how, whither, and writing

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology APIs – what, how, whither, and writing November 9, 2006 I’ve been asked by NTEN to write a whitepaper on APIs, following their Open API debate. If you have any API wisdom, examples, strategies, what have you, that you’d like me to hear about, please drop me a line.

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Web 2.0 Part Va:APIs

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Part Va:APIs October 17, 2006 One of the best parts of Web 2.0 for geeks is APIs. Like the freedom that RSS gives to end users in terms of getting the data that you want in your hands, to read when and how you want it, APIs give programmers (and, at times, end users) the freedom to get data from Web 2.0 One of the best examples of the use of APIs are Google Map mashups. Folks at NTEN have been thinking about APIs , and will host a discussion about them on Friday.

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Expanded Functions in Sphere Connect API

NetWits

If not, you are missing out on some nice additions to the Connect API. In the first few months of 2009, three new functions have been added to the Sphere API Have you downloaded the latest Connect WSDL (Web Service Definition Language) file from your Sphere account?

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Explained In 30 Seconds: What Is An API?

Global Giving

Q: What is an API? A: API is an acronym. For example, with GlobalGiving’s API, you can seamlessly build giving experiences directly into your app or website for your stakeholders and connect them with thousands of vetted organizations and projects around the globe.

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APIs for Nonprofits 101: How to Share Data Between Systems

Tech Soup Blog

APIs to the Rescue. The good news is, there is a widely-available technology available to help bridge the gaps: the Application Programming Interface, or API. An API allows you to interact with and “hook into” any piece of software that makes such an interface available. An increasing number of software tools and systems are offering and supporting APIs. Eventbrite and TicketLeap have APIs for managing your events and attendees.

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APIs for Nonprofits 101: Data Formats

Tech Soup Blog

In part one of my series on APIs for nonprofits, I introduced the concept of Application Programming Interfaces, or APIs. A web API - also sometimes called a “web service,” or “REST API” — uses the same URLs and HTTP requests your web browser does to exchange data and keep separate systems synchronized with each other. These are the formats that almost all web APIs make their data and responses available in.

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APIs for Social Media Integration and More: A Gentle Introduction for Nonprofits

NTEN

Even if you're using a content management system like WordPress or Drupal, by incorporating APIs, you can further enhance built in app-like functionality to create a highly customized experience. What are APIs? API stands for Application Program Interface, and has become known for, in large part, facilitating the Web 2.0 So what is an API, really? Think of APIs as connecting plugs between applications. Some Awesome APIs and Uses for Them.

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API Explained: This Technology Will Transform Your Company’s Charitable Giving

Global Giving

Q: Kevin, what is an API? A: API is an acronym. For example, with GlobalGiving’s API, you can seamlessly build giving experiences directly into your app or website for your stakeholders and connect them with thousands of vetted organizations and projects around the globe.

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Wild Apricot Software News May 2013 - Wild Apricot API Version 1

Wild Apricot

This month''s Software News introduces the idea of API -- find out what an API is, and how our development of one can help your organization have greater power over your data. We''re currently working on Version 1 of our API, which is scheduled to release by end of summer. Wild Apricot news

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API Evaluation Framework is here! | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

» API Evaluation Framework is here! Posted Thursday, January 17th, 2008 at 3:22 pm by Michael Cervino (11 posts) An important and highly useful evaluation framework for APIs is now available from Idealware — Getting Your Systems Talking: A Framework to Evaluate APIs and Data Exchange Features. The API Framework includes an Excel evaluation tool you can use. APIs are all the rage … and for good reason. API Evaluation Framework is here! [.]

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Unconference: NetSquared Open Space (NOS): APIs and Open Data

Tech Soup Blog

List five ways your organization can use APIs and open data to show your impact, coordinate volunteers, and inspire supporters to take action. Attend the Unconference: Netsquared Open Space (NOS): APIs and Open Data at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (# 10NTC ) to learn how. No clue? No problem. If you easily listed five ideas and are fired up to share your knowledge, demo your website, share your application, or get feedback, then bring your project and join the session!

The Power of APIs

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

So we just wrote a program here that really shows off the bang for the buck you get when applications provide you with an API. Another aspect of our little plug-in project we've been thinking about is how our API allows it to access the Members Only database without it's having any direct access to the database or knowledge of its structure. Tags: nptech , API , SOA , SOAP

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Social Actions API, Semantic Web, and Linked Open Data: An Interview with Peter Deitz

Tech Soup Blog

Over the last few years, we have watched and supported the growth of Social Actions , including partnering for the Change the Web Challenge in 2009 — a Partner Challenge designed to tap into the NetSquared Community to find innovative ways of using the Social Actions API and data stream. We are really excited about the latest developments to the Social Actions API and the larger implications of what these updates mean for powering open data and supporting action around the world.

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Fun with APIs

gokubi.com

I just made my clipping system much cooler using TinyURL, Sites, and Twitter

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The Great API Debate at NTEN

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This should be a pretty interesting live audio debate about the state of APIs. ??? The speakers will also give their opinions on why openness matters and what open APIs mean for the open source movement. While I wouldn't know an API from Ape if it stood right in front of me beat its chest, however, I have seen the results of open APIs in social media apps like Flickr. via an email and blog post from NTEN.

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Upcoming Webinar on December 1: Legislative Matching with the Cicero API

Tech Soup Blog

Did you know that the Cicero Legislative Information API can help you do this essential task? Join our one-hour webinar, Legislative Matching with the Cicero API , on Thursday, December 1, 2011, at 11 a.m. Pacific time, to learn about how the Cicero Legislative Information API can be integrated into websites, databases, and mobile applications to match addresses to district IDs, district maps, and contact information of elected officials.

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Pre-Open API Debate Warmup Show! | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Blackbaud , Internet , NTEN , Strategy , nptech Pre-Open API Debate Warmup Show! 10.17.06 | 100 6 Comments [link] Pre-Open+API+Debate+Warmup+Show%21 2006-10-17+23%3A45%3A57 Allan+Benamer This is the pre-debate warmup show for N-TEN’s “Great Open API Debate&# at [link]. Looking at the roster , I can see at least one speaker, Peter Campbell from Goodwill Industries, who has clearly understood the value of an open API.

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eTapestry API offered for free by Blackbaud | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Blackbaud , Convio , Kintera , Online Fundraising , Open API , eCRM It’s Alive! Get eTapestry API for free starting next week 05.16.08 | 3429 10 Comments [link] It%27s+Alive%21+It%27s+Alive%21+Get+eTapestry+API+for+free+starting+next+week 2008-05-16+23%3A02%3A07 Allan+Benamer There had been a lot of speculation concerning the eTapestry API and now we’re finally getting some news. eTapestry’s API will be offered for free next week !

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APIs from Kintera and Convio – A new beginning? | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

Posted Monday, October 22nd, 2007 at 8:53 am by Jeff Herron (10 posts) The past two weeks have seen some exciting developments as both Kintera and Convio launched Open API programs, Kintera Connect and Convio Open respectively. d like to applaud both vendors for listening to the nonprofit community, vendors and organizations like NTEN etc as the concepts of openness, APIs and the transparency of Web 2.0 Given what you can do in the application, how much can you do through the API?

Read more about Blackbauds new API for Blackbaud NetCommunity | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Blackbaud , Open API , eCRM Blackbaud Introduces “Wave&# , Social Networking for Blackbaud NetCommunity 08.01.08 | 3505 9 Comments [link] Blackbaud+Introduces+%22Wave%22%2C+Social+Networking+for+Blackbaud+NetCommunity 2008-08-01+15%3A09%3A52 Allan+Benamer From the press release: Blackbaud, Inc. Additionally, the company unveiled a new set of NetCommunity Open Platform APIs for creating custom parts, integrated web services, and custom transactions.

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BREAKING: Twitter’s API changes will cause TweetChat to stop working

AFP Blog

BREAKING: Twitter’s API changes will cause TweetChat to stop working

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Wild Apricot Blog : Website Charts and Graphs Made Easy with Google Chart API

Wild Apricot

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NpTech Tag Summary: Chimp Personality, Convio Open API, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

NpTech Conversations Convio Opens Up API Jason at DIA summarizes the posts and the bigs news in the nptech field this last week - Convio Releases An Open API. Find out what kind of monkey you are for a good cause. The HSUS newest campaign is geared towards helping the 1,300 chimps still condemned to life in research labs across the country.

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Dapper – the new open API to end all open APIs? | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Internet , Open API , nptech Dapper – the new open API to end all open APIs? 08.18.06 | 86 No Comments [link] Dapper+-+the+new+open+API+to+end+all+open+APIs%3F 2006-08-18+19%3A11%3A38 Allan+Benamer Yup that’s right, this blog is getting close to the #75,000 rank in Technorati. In other words, it’s an open API for all the Web sites in the whole damn Intarweb.

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A Note About Those Notes

NTEN

api Integration & APIs ProgramAsh Shepherd. Education Director. NTEN. A reveal of the magic behind the 15NTC collaborative notes URL creation. For a number of years at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), we have created “Collaborations Notes” for each of the sessions. This is a Google Doc that anyone can access and contribute to before, during, or after the session.

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Is Your Learning Management System (LMS) Tin Can Compliant?

Gyrus

GyrusAim LMS is Experience API (Formerly Tin Can API) Compliant. Tin-Can API shows that Implementation of new eLearning standard With SCORM and the LMS application

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Part 2 of 2, Open API at the Laundromat: Towards a working definition of an open API | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Open API Part 2 of 2, Open API at the Laundromat: Towards a working definition of an open API 11.10.06 | 119 2 Comments [link] Part+2+of+2%2C+Open+API+at+the+Laundromat%3A+Towards+a+working+definition+of+an+open+API 2006-11-10+15%3A57%3A06 Allan+Benamer So here’s a first stab at what we should mean when we talk to our vendors about what an Open API is. A one-sock scenario should not exist in a plain-vanilla open API worth the name.

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Charity Hack in London

Amy Sample Ward

JustGivings new API (available for the first time at this event). MissionFish’s cash giving APIs available for the first time in the UK. PayPals new Beta Adaptive Payments API’s. Sneak Preview of other API’s. These are just some of the APIs that will be featured, there is no limit to the APIs that can be used. Tags: challenge events api hackdays london Charity Hack looks to be a terrifically fun event for nonprofits and techies alike!

Part 1 of 2: Open API meets the laundromat | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Open API , nptech , salesforce.com Part 1 of 2: Open API meets the laundromat 11.08.06 | 109 No Comments [link] Part+1+of+2%3A+Open+API+meets+the+laundromat 2006-11-08+06%3A39%3A44 Allan+Benamer “Honey, can you take out the laundry please?&# I believe this laundry service is fairly analogous to what an open API does. And really, that’s why we in the non-profit sector really like the idea of open APIs.

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Convio Open: How APIs May Change the Way You Work - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

60) Search « $100,000 Grant: Polls Still Open in the Peace Primary | Main | Convio Innovator Awards » Saturday Oct 20 2007 Convio Open: How APIs May Change the Way You Work Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 01:32PM | by Hatef Yamini A BRIEF PRIMER ON APIS AND DATABASES Recently, two of the CRM players, Kintera and Convio unveiled new tools to help nonprofits benefit from Application Programming Interfaces ( APIs ), a powerful open platform technology.

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Forget about open APIs! Where’s our vendor roadmaps? | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) nptech , salesforce.com Forget about open APIs! 11.10.06 | 120 No Comments [link] Forget+about+open+APIs%21+Where%27s+our+vendor+roadmaps%3F 2006-11-10+16%3A50%3A42 Allan+Benamer Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. This isn’t even a technical issue like the open API issues that have been raised recently.

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Great reads from around the web on August 23rd

Amy Sample Ward

Check this out: "WebAPI is an effort by Mozilla to bridge together the gap, and have consistent APIs that will work in all web browsers, no matter the operating system. " roundup api bookmarks data email facebook howto html5 impact list maps mobile mozilla networking postalicious resources reviews roi socialchange socialmediaI come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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Our EveryAction Hero: Rock the Vote

EveryAction

Can you talk a little bit about your Online Voter Registration platforms, widgets, and API work. Rock the Vote has been mobilizing the youth vote for almost 30 years. From GOTV to grassroots organizing, their efforts have helped create unprecedented levels of engagement from young people. We called up Jen Tolentino, Director of Policy & Civic Tech at Rock the Vote to talk about their mobilization strategy and the role of technology in organizing.

When Should You Use an Existing Tool/Service and When Should You Build Your Own?

NTEN

Integration & APIs Leadership Seth Giammanco. Principal, Strategy & Technology. Minds on Design Lab. Questions to ask yourself when choosing your own tech adventure. When it comes to web technology, there are solutions for just about everything. Do you need CRM, online fundraising, discussion forums, social networks, or job listings?

Anticipate - Personalize - Integrate

NetWits

The path to achieving this openness is the Application Program Interface (API). The power of the API lies in the ability to connect databases and applications to provide a 360-degree view of your constituents; this is something that can only be achieved when all of your systems (and other applications that contain valuable information) are talking in real time, versus collecting and transferring data after the fact.

Wrapping Up Your Work With a Nice Tool Package

NTEN

apps free online tools Integration & APIs Productivity Communications Grace Andrews. Co-founder, Director of Business Development. GraphAlchemist. Which tools bring your life into focus? Grace shares hers, as her end-of-year gift to you. Finding a good tool can be like going in search of the Holy Grail — arduous and daunting — a task of mythical proportions. Seeking out new tools at the end of the calendar year borders on lunacy.