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Facebook has rewarded a 10 year-old boy from Finland with a $10,000 bounty for discovering an authentication-related vulnerability in the Instagram API that could have enabled a hacker to delete comments of any user on the popular social photo sharing service even without an Instagram account.
After 18 months of courting independent developers and business development deals, Mitch Colleran at Eventbrite had a few realisations about APIs. By broadly categorising APIs as either utilities or ecosystems, the approach to building API programs and measuring value becomes clearer.
A 2014 post discussing the seven deadly sins of microservices development highlighted some of the common pitfalls of a microservices architecture. Here, we look at that post in relation to a 2016 redux of the article covering the same topic from another developer’s perspective.
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.
Threat Stack has launched a new Webhook API that customers can use to integrate to integrate the Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform with internal applications and third-party monitoring platforms. The Threat Stack Webhook API allows critical alerts to be communicated in real time.
Facebook announced v2.6 of the Graph API. The version updates a number of Facebook services including Messenger, Facebook Live, Reactions, Video, Rights Manager, Facebook Ads, and Sharing across devices. As the backbone of Facebook's developer platform, Graph API updates draw much attention.
Facebook today unveiled a range of new tools for developers at its F8 developer conference. The Live Video API promises to bring video streaming to more cameras around the world, while the Account SDK shoots for easier app logins, and 'Agents' aims to bring bots to Messenger.
Social learning platform A Cloud Guru helps cloud professionals learn and prepare for AWS certification exams. The platform grew to 40,000 users within 6 months, and its founders attribute that growth to their serverless approach that has influenced the mindset of the entire company.
Swipebuster is using the private Tinder API to obtain Tinder user data. Swipebuster can find out if a specific person is using Tinder and can provide the most recent date that person used the Tinder app. Other companies that have had private APIs reverse engineered include Uber, SnapChat, and Tesla.
Microsoft continues to plug its new open strategy, and a number of new Graph-related services propel its strategy. With new apps and APIs connected to the Graph API endpoint, Microsoft is quickly allowing two way access to and from Office 365 apps and third-party, non-Microsoft apps.
Application security is often overlooked. Perhaps this is due to a lack of understanding, or perhaps a focus on features and aesthetics is more alluring for developers. A modest data breach can render valuable data vulnerable, and can cripple customer trust in your application.
Microsoft has made a number of important announcements throughout the first two days of the Microsoft Build Conference including the launch of the Microsoft Bot Framework (preview), the launch of Microsoft Cognitive Services (preview), and the addition of Cortana and chatbots to Skype.
eeGeo has released a Points of Interest API that allows developers to submit and manage custom points of interest to be used primarily with the eeGeo example app. The API also allows outdoor POIs to be created and includes search query options such as free text search and category search.
Twitter has added alt text support to Twitter Cards and the Twitter REST API. Alt text is an important piece of metadata for those who are visually impaired as screen readers and browsers use alt text to explain to visually impaired users the content of each image on a web page.
Google has partnered with NodeSource, maker of an enterprise Node.JS platform, NSolid. The partnership allows Node.JS to run on Google App Engine. While the companies have indicated much more to come, the goal of the partnership aims to bring quality apps that scale through Google's platform.
New improvements have been added to the Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS) including voice or button-activated volume and media control, voice-activated timers and alarms, updated APIs, server-initiated message capabilities, and Alexa App enhancements including iOS and Android support.
Twitter launched Twitter Kit in 2014: a set of tools app owners use to integrate Twitter data and functionality. Since then, Twitter Kit adoption soared and Twitter increased its functionality. The v2.0 release constitutes the first major revision and a platform for expanded functionality and use.
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.
Developers can get quick and simple access to sophisticated image recognition software thanks to Google’s Cloud Vision API. The tool leverages machine learning to identify the contents of images for classification across thousands of categories, and here it is used to determine traffic volume.