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Tiny PNG provides smart compression of PNG & JPG. They also offer a simple developer API to compress your images.
The first 500 images per month are free ,
The Unsplash license says it all : “All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash.”
And most importantly, they also offer a development API :)
Manet is a REST API server which allows capturing screenshots of websites using various parameters. It is a good way to make sure that your websites are responsive or to make thumbnails.
Nice list of tools that will make your life easier, creating meaningful and beautiful data visualizations.
iFramely offers a hosted and open source solution to serve your own HTTP API for responsive web embeds using Node.js.
“The API covers well over 1800 domains through 200 custom domain plugins and generic parsers for oEmbed, Open Graph and Twitter Cards…”
How To host your own
Supports Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge.
“Staytus is a complete solution for publishing the latest information about any issues with your web applications, networks or services. Along with absolutely beautiful public & admin interfaces, Staytus is a powerful tool for any organization with customers that rely on them to be online 24/7.”
Staytus is build on Ruby and is really easy to install and setup. The latest version offers a nice clean REST API to pull issues, post issues, update issues and change the service status. It has a clean and intuitive admin interface to get you started fast.
It also has theme support, so you can easily make the design your own!
It does not have to be Slack all the time. Sometimes a self hosted open solution, is far more suited for the task ahead.
“Let’s Chat is a persistent messaging application that runs on Node.js and MongoDB. It’s designed to be easily deployable and fits well with small, intimate teams.”
Lita is a chat bot written in Ruby. It connects with your favorite chat service. It uses a plugin system to connect to different chat services and to provide new behavior. The plugin system uses the familiar tools of the Ruby ecosystem: RubyGems and Bundler.
Current list of plugins. And you can easily build your own :)
Lita @ GitHub
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