Apple iOS 8 opens new areas of iOS and enables developers to extend the content and functionality of their applications. Developers can create customized experiences in the realms of photo editing, sharing, notifications, keyboard, documents, and actions. There are over 4,000 new APIs enabling new capabilities and features. Some of the major new APIs, which cover gaming, photo tools, health/fitness, the cloud, home automation, etc., include Metal, SceneKit, SpriteKit, CloudKit, HomeKit, HealthKit, Camera, PhotoKit, Swift, and TouchID.
Google has released gRPC 1.0, a universal RPC Framework that can be used to build performance-oriented web applications. gRPC is based on Stubby, a single general-purpose RPC infrastructure used by Google for many years. gRPC 1.0 is a GA release and can be considered production ready.