The latest news on the API economy
Since the Heroku Platform API v3 hit the market over two years ago, Heroku has announced the official sunset date for v2. On April 15, Heroku will no longer provide access to v2. Prior to the 15th, Heroku will stop supporting auth in query string for security purposes. Prompt migration is necessary.
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.
The recent debate surrounding Apple’s defiance of the FBI’s request to provision a back door into an iPhone has done something that few other news events could have done; it significantly raised the general public’s awareness of the degree to which Apple has gone to protect the privacy of its cus
So far, this article has primarily focused on the extent to which a smartphone's fingerprint reader can be used to secure the device or provide convenience to the end user. But, does the absence of an AND/conjuction approach for unlocking the device also mean that AND/conjunction is not available
Open banking uses APIs to make services like algorithms, data, identity, processes and other business functionality available to ecosystems of customers, employees, third-party developers, fintechs, vendors and other partners. This article offers four reasons open banking will go mainstream in 2016.
A new company, Secful, aims to help companies identify attacks against their APIs and respond in an automated fashion with a "custom-tailored" security-layer. According to the company, existing security solutions don't sufficiently protect APIs and often fail to detect attacks before it's too late.
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.
IoT announcements are routinely void of any discussion about developers or open APIs. It's as if the so-called IoT industry is destined to repeat the proprietary mistakes of its technology predecessors even when it's surrounded by current examples of the industry's commoditizing forces at work.
API Fortress is pleased to announce a new self-service feature where anyone can create a free account and try the first ever visually guided API testing platform. It is a tool that offers the ability to test an entire API without needing to write any code.
Google and Twitch announced major service offerings in the world of game play streaming at the annual Game Developers Conference. Twitch's Stream First development approach, and Google's new Video Recording API are meant to create a collaboration between game, player, and audience.
Bitwage launched an API that aims to ease delay times and high fees traditionally associated with paying wages across international borders. API access to its payroll platform enables companies to integrate Bitwage solutions into existing systems such as time tracking software and other workflows.
Upon launching a new service, many providers find that they need a group of users to help isolate issues with the app and vet ideas. The challenge lies in creating a successful beta community to represent the needs of your larger user base. This article covers the 5 keys to securing your beta users.
The way the Square API delivers JSON output makes it possible for an attacker to engage in a cross-site scripting (XSS) under certain circumstances. The vulnerability was discovered by security researcher Ajay Chavda and reported to Square on August 7, 2015 through its bounty program on hackerone.
SmartBear Software has released Ready! API TestServer, an automated API testing solution which hopes to allow developers to find bugs faster and speed the delivery of APIs. It is important to test APIs, as they represent the critical building blocks of business functions and revenue streams.
While the Dutch are known as open minded, modern and straight forward, their government has been anything but. The arrival of the Environmental Act, the largest government IT challenge in Dutch history, has been an impetus for change and has unleashed a new digital revolution.
Mobile payment service Venmo, which is owned and operated by PayPal, abruptly shut off new developers from its public API, which handles payment invoices and distribution of receipts to external web services. Venmo had created confusion after first stating that it was shuttering its API altogether.
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.
This year's Mobile World Congress features a bigger focus on what can be done with the data produced by mobile devices. In that vein, various organizations within the U.N. have given thought to how this data can be used to better the world. This article looks at how APIs can play a role.
Two security researchers discovered insecure, authentication-less APIs that made the world's best-selling electric car, the Nissan LEAF, vulnerable to hackers who could obtain private information about a vehicle's operations and travels and even control key vehicle functions.