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Google has made several announcements including the launch of the Google Consumer Surveys API, the general availability of the Google Cloud Vision API with new features, the launch of Google Cloud CDN Beta, and the launch of Autodesk Maya. The APIs are available on the Google Cloud Platform site.
In 2008 when Netflix announced plans to move to the cloud, most observers were dubious. Now Netflix has become one of the first major companies to exist completely in the public cloud and their architectural shift to cloud based microservices led to many successes in performance and scalability.
GoDaddy completely rebuilt its Cloud Servers service. Built on OpenStack architecture, the service simplifies build, maintenance, and migration of virtual instances. With a continued focus on small business and individual developers, GoDaddy goes to market with a simple, fast cloud offering.
Amazon Web Services truly arrived when Amazon S3 launched in 2006. Over the last 10 years, the service has adapted to a changing technological landscape as it broke new ground in cloud services. Here we look at 10 lessons from those 10 years from Amazon.com CTO Werner Vogels.
Spotify’s music streaming service provides ‘music for everyone’ in a way that has spawned dozens of related applications through Spotify API integration. In this tutorial, Jon Kaufman shows followers how to authenticate to Spotify’s web API from a React and React-Router app.
Elsevier, a provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced that it is now offering its Gold Standard Drug Database (GSDD) Application Program Interface (API) in the Elsevier cloud powered by Amazon Web Services.
Cloud orchestration platform provider Engine Yard has released a new "Core API" that will eventually replace its existing API. The new API has been used internally by the company and reached a level of maturity and stability that made the company comfortable making it available to customers.
We've added six APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Music, Notifications, and Sports. Also new to the directory are SDKs for Quip document creation service, Resputate reputation service, and Mondo online bank. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Node.js allows the building of applications that handle executions on the server-side, offering an advanced feature set not always accessible with client-side scripting. Here, Niklas Heidloff explains how to deploy an API via Node to IBM’s Cloud Foundry-based PaaS, IBM Bluemix.
According to software engineer Stein Magnus Jodal, the developer behind the open-source music server, Mopidy, online music streaming company Spotify poorly managed its libspotify SDK and APIs, resulting in broken hardware and software applications that relied on the Spotify platform.
The last decade has given way to some very broadly applicable abstractions; everything from Government-as-a-Platform to Infrastructure-as-a-Service. With its recently launched Predix cloud however, GE Digital may have tapped into a new form of abstraction and disruption; Industry-as-a-Platform.
Hot off the heels of Facebook’s announcement that it shutting down it’s Parse Cloud platform, Apple have announced in a press release that they are adding additional capabilities to CloudKit, which up until now had been restricted to interfacing only with iOS, OSX and Web apps.
The popular multi-platform cloud storage service Parse is shutting down, to the surprise of the tech community, according to it’s official blog post today. Parse has given it’s current users one year from now, until January 28th, 2017 before it closes it's services.
Five APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Business, Music, and Religion, among others. Highlights include the Soundiiz music API. Also new to the directory are several Node.js frameworks. Here, we summarize the new additions and how they can assist developers.
The newest version of the Google Drive API should help developers more easily add Drive to their own apps. Google says the improved API is more consistent and simpler for first-time developers. Drive within apps can be used for file storage in addition to creating and editing files.
Google Cloud Platform continues to innovate across its platform by announcing features that include include HTTPs Load Balancing GA, Logs viewer on Mobile Console App, Custom Machine Types, Netflix Spinnaker as a Cloud solution and signing up of Akamai as a CDN Interconnect partner.
AWS already does very well in the cloud computing sphere, and they have now released an SDK for Go to add to the existing library of SDKs covering other languages. The official release adds new features to those in the developer preview stages and reduces dependency issues with Semantic Versioning.
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.
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.