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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.
Amazon has unveiled a handful of new APIs over the past few weeks that will allow developers to target AWS with more advanced tools.
Google Container Engine is now available in General Availability. The fully managed service provides a way for organizations to run container clusters in Google Cloud.
Google Cloud Dataflow and Pub/Sub are now in General Availability. They provide organizations an option to define and run large data processing pipelines.
SDKs for Apple iOS and Google Android make it simpler to add support for real-time communications based on WebRTC to mobile applications.
Bitnami and DigitalOcean parnership allows developers to deploy applications to the cloud using standardized development stacks, tools, and apps in the Bitnami library.
Google Deployment Manager is now generally available and provides users with a mechanism to create consistent and repeatable deployments via configuration file.
Google Cloud Platform now allows an organization to use its own encryption keys to protect data for Compute Engine resources. The service is available in beta.