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Google has announced the release of Android Studio 2.0 integrated development environment which includes a new Instant Run feature and incremental builds support. The Android Studio 2.0 release also includes previews of a new GPU Profiler tool and Android Emulator featuring a new user interface.
Google has made a new software developer kit available for Android Wear. Chiefly, the revised SDK updates the core platform to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, implements API level 23, and employs the new permissions model, which apps will need to comply with soon. The SDK is free to download from Google.
APImetrics’ second API Performance Report highlights the importance of considering end-user location and intended platform before selecting a cloud services provider. Facebook’s performance was affected by the September outages, which put it behind Twitter and Tumblr for speed and reliability.
Developers interested in porting their apps from Android to Windows 10 may be out of luck. Microsoft has all but canned Project Astoria, the app-porting tool it planned to offer developers. Microsoft is instead focusing on porting iOS, web, and Win32 apps, leaving Android developers in the cold.
To help developers increase the security of their apps, PayPal has updated its developer portal to include a self-service credential provisioning feature that allows developers to generate their own client-secret pairs, which developers use to authenticate their apps with the PayPal API.
RealNetworks hopes wireless network operators around the globe will take advantage of its new RealTimes Stories SDK, which will allow carriers and developers to offer customers automated, cloud-based media management tools. The SDK and integrated API do most of the heavy lifting.
SmartBear last week announced the launch of an Open API Initiative (OAI) under The Linux Foundation which will govern the future evolution of the popular Swagger specification for describing APIs. In addition, Swagger has been rebranded as Open API Definition Format (OADF)..
The latest version of Play Services alters the behavior of several APIs pertaining to Google Account and app sign-in, as well as location and Android Wear APIs.
Bugsnag, an automated error monitoring platform, has announced a major new release designed to help developers more easily identify and resolve errors in their applications.
MuleSoft has released API Workbench, a free integrated development environment (IDE) for building RESTful APIs based on a standard, design-first approach.
The RAML 1.0 specification has been published and features new data-typing system, enhanced examples support, libraries, overlays and extensions, annotations, and more.
MuleSoft has announced that the MuleSoft Enterprise Anypoint Platform now features automatic SDK generation via integration with APIMATIC.
IBM has announced that it is acquiring the digital and data assets of The Weather Company in a deal reportedly worth more than $2 billion. The acquisition will hing on IBM's ability to create value by applying Watson to The Weather Company's data to create predictive weather analytics solutions.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has formed a Web Payments Working Group to develop recommendations that will "make payments easier and more secure on the Web."
Twitter has unveiled a new API suite that brands can use to gain insight into the performance of their content and the audiences they target.
Akana this week announced that its API management platform now offers the ability to translate between popular API description languages.
Facebook-owned backend-as-a-service (BaaS) platform provider Parse today announced a partnership with platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider Heroku.
Jack Dorsey took to the Twitter Flight 2015 mobile developer conference stage to kick-off the annual event with a massive apology to the developer community. Over the years, Twitter has alienated their developer community. Dorsey's promise will now need to be backed by action.