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DuraSpace has announced that the Fedora community is currently working on the initial phases of drafting a Fedora RESTful API specification that is better aligned with W3C and other modern standards such as the Linked Data Platform (LDP), Memento, WebAccessControl, and Fixity on ingest.
Last year Dropbox announced a preview of the new Dropbox API v2. The new version simplified the Dropbox developer experience. In hopes to move toward a more simplified platform, Dropbox also announced deprecation of its Sync and Datastore APIs.
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.
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Internet of Things, Monitoring, Translation, Payments and others. Included today are two more APIs from NASA, including one that returns astronaut EVA data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
WalmartLabs has released OneOps, a cloud management and application lifecycle management platform, as open source. OneOps is a multi-cloud application orchestrator that developers can use to quickly develop and launch applications as well as maintain them throughout the entire application lifecycle.
Box announced the general availability of its new Box Developer Platform. The platform provides the ability to create third party apps directly in the Box ecosystem.
One gap in Google's Cloud Platform had to do with the performance and cost of bandwidth hungry apps. Now, Google is partnering with CDNs to offer better options for developers.
ReliableSite, a dedicated hosting provider, has launched a SOAP-based API so that customers can incorporate DevOps-like server management functionality into their own apps.
DreamFactory and Verizon want to give developers a one-stop-shop where they can build and deploy RESTful services on Verizon's enterprise cloud platform.
Amazon has announced the availability of Amazon Aurora, a MySQL-compatible, relational database engine designed to be highly scalable and extremely fast.
Google Cloud Storage Nearline goes GA with Save and Switch program, On Demand I/O and Cloud Storage Transfer Service to ease migration.
3DIAX platform offers secure storage and developer tools, via API, as well as full access to Authentise's Design Streaming and Print Monitoring tools for 3D files.
We've added 6 APIs to the directory today in Email, Storage, and Collaboration categories, among others. Also added were client libraries for Amazon MWS and CareerBuilder APIs.
Google has enabled a new feature to the Google Calendar API that enables users to attach Google Drive files to an event. A simple two-step process adds any Drive file to an event.
Dropbox has released a new API endpoint that allows file uploads using only a URL. Similar to Dropbox Saver, the endpoint eliminates the need for file download.
Dropbox made numerous announcements last week aimed at the enterprise and developer communities. Integration, security and administration are key to new releases.