APIs and Online Services.

Best APIs for New Developers:

Finding good APIs can be tough. They vary in syntax, support and community. The following APIs are a good starting point for developers who are just starting out.

Don’t forget about Mashape and others, but check out these first.

* Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/developers
* Google Maps: https://developers.google.com/maps/web/
* Twitter: https://dev.twitter.com/docs
* YouTube: https://developers.google.com/youtube/v3/getting-started
* Soundcloud: http://developers.soundcloud.com/docs/api/guide#playing
* Stripe: https://stripe.com/docs/tutorials/checkout
* Instagram: http://instagram.com/developer/
* Twilio: https://www.twilio.com/docs
* Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/developers?country=US
* Facebook: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/facebook-login/login-flow-for-web

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