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Platform as a Service (PaaS) is widely considered to be the ideal way to get your applications to the cloud. Google with its App Engine product was among the first off the blocks and the last few years have seen steady fixes and enhancements to the platform.
A new tool from Google Cloud Platform now scans your App Engine apps for known web security vulnerabilities.
Chrome OS could be going password-free thanks to a new API. Riot's League of Legends data is now available through an API. Plus: Rainforest uses API for QA testers as an on demand service, and 12 new APIs.
Google's new Android camera API will support RAW. Runscope develops better API testing. Plus: Agile development won't solve it all, Workshop on using WSO2 API Manager, and 17 new APIs.
Google has released App Engine 1.8.5. DISH selects home automation provider Connect4 as an early integration partner. Plus, In-Q-Tel partners with Socrata.
The Google App Engine team is galloping forward with new releases and cool features. It has just been a few weeks since the release of App Engine 1.8.4 but the team has kept focus and come up with a new release that is focused on the Search API and enhancements to its PHP Runtime, that has received solid acceptance from the legion of PHP programmers worldwide.
Google has announced several updates to its Google Cloud Platform. The updates include a new AppEngine release 1.8.4 that focuses on developer productivity and various new features for the PHP runtime. Google Compute Engine instances now has support for persisting differential snapshots and Compute Engine Load Balancing UI is now in the Cloud Console.
The Google App Engine team has been having a solid year with regular releases of enterprise grade features across regular monthly releases. The latest version 1.8.2 is squarely targeted at large scale application creation, better tooling support in Eclipse and updates to Python and PHP Runtimes.
Google Reader is about to die but, as Programmableweb reported back in March, there is still time to jump ship and be saved--through Feedly. Highly praised by David Pogue of the New York Times ("Feedly is what you needly) and others, Feedly helps you organize, read and share content.
What do Angry Birds, car sharing, the game Ruzzle, and Khan Academy all have in common? They've boosted their operations as clients of the Google App Engine. Apps are implemented using Python, with Java as a second language, making AJAX web applications feasible.
In less than a month, the App Engine team has delivered its next release 1.7.7 and brought in a host of features that take the platform a notch higher. This release sees Java 7 moving to General Availability, Outbound Sockets have been moved to Preview and paid-applications no longer have to pay the minimum fee, as long as they remain in the free quota.
Facebook provides API to manage comment threads. Google SMS and voice integration. Plus: Gnip adds six new social data sources available via Public API and advertising and In-App Messaging APIs added to the AT&T API Platform.
Google AppEngine team continues to roll out regularly releases with the latest version 1.7.6 bringing notable enhancements on both Administration and Development features. The feature sees the notable improvements around billing for paid applications and a complete overhaul of the local Dev Server available for Python.
Twit Cleaner doesn't survive Google's new API. Feedly API to Save Google Reader Clients. Plus: Google kills CalDAV API support and Deploymate helps developers detect unavailable API calls.
The App Engine team announced a new release 1.7.5 that is packed with major features that have been previewed over the last year. The focus is squarely on getting the most out of your App Engine applications by doubling the amount of RAM for certain App Engine instance types, making it easier to expose your App Engine functionality to mobile clients, experimental support for new Java 7 language features and a Eclipse plugin update.
Flowdock will continue as an independent service despite acquisition by Rally. Google Highlights App Engine award winners. Plus: Dropbox highlights new Chooser integrations, Twilio upgrades iOS and Android client libraries, and 12 new APIs.
Google's Project Glass is seen by many as the future of computers and the internet. As Nicholas Carlson points out: "Computers have been getting smaller and closer to our faces since their very beginning." Project Glass, unveiled last year, takes a large leap towards the ever-speculated assumption that one day computers will operate hand in hand with our physical bodies. Today, augment reality through a pair of computer glasses; eventually, our brains might host an OS of their own.
The Google AppEngine team has been one of the most consistent teams over 2012. They had monthly releases and with Christmas just around the corner, they delivered on the final release of the year. The latest release 1.7.4 is significant in the fact that several APIs that were experimental in nature till now have been upgraded to General Availability (GA) Status.
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Betable announced a partnership with Slingo, Digital Chocolate and Murka. The founder of Reddit uses the Google App Engine to teach web development to thousands. Plus: Social shopping network BeauCoo will launch API in 2013, coding a Vimeo API instant search app with jQuery and 5 new APIs.
Google's PaaS platform, AppEngine has been seeing consistent releases every month. The October release was different from the earlier one. In addition to the usual set of fixes and enhancements, the latest release 1.7.3 also sees support for new Java 7 Language features, while the Python 2.7 runtime now fully supports Django 1.4.