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Virtual reality and augmented reality each received plenty of attention on stage during Google's I/O developer conference this week. The company has new hardware on deck while it looks to ensure the two types of alternate content are available from within more apps both on and off the web.
Google's voice-based assistant took on new powers this week and increased its compatibility with hardware platforms -- including Apple's iPhone. With Assistant's growing user base and expanded skillset, Google thinks it's time for developers to add Assistant to their own hardware.
Google today opened up its Android Instant Apps tool to all developers, allowing any app writer to create and publish an instant app. The idea is to increase the likelihood that people will find your app and, based on a preview within the browser, elect to install it. Who doesn't want more installs?
Google today made the second developer preview of Android O available to developers. This second preview builds on the first version released in March and is stable enough for public beta testing. In addition to offering the new bits to developers, Google detailed Android O's many features.
Here at ProgrammableWeb, we spend lots of time studying the many ways API providers engage developers through their websites. It's one reason our API directory data model is constantly evolving. But some API providers make the explorability of their assets too difficult. For us, and for developers.
In this article Dave Gray looks at a few key API strategies for on-prem and SaaS software providers that, thoughtfully executed, will enable your API users to be creative, empower them to customize their own experience, and maybe even encourage them to engage and share their experiences with you.
GitHub has rebuilt its desktop Git app from the ground up and has released the new GitHub Desktop Beta. The company also released the GitHub package for Atom which allows users to perform common Git operations from within the editor such as stage whole files or individual lines, and create commits.
A pair of stories surfaced this week that serve as important reminders of how complicated, nuanced, and difficult API security really is. Even the biggest companies with the deepest pockets can't possibly be perfect when it comes to the security of their various API offerings and solutions.
The Web of Things working group, part of the W3C, has gathered many big players in the IoT space to standardize on semantic interoperability based on Linked Data and APIs. The goal is to describe things in a way that developers don't have to know the details or underlying communication patterns.
Seven months ago Lyft announced Envoy, an L7 proxy and communication bus. It acts as a "service mesh" substrate that provides common utilities such as service discovery, load balancing, and more to heterogeneous application architectures. Lyft describes what they've learned in the ensuing months.
In a world of monolithic web frameworks, Express.js offers an alternative. It is described as a "fast, unopinionated, minimalist server-side web framework for Node.js." and strives to make web application development for Node.js easier. This article breaks down exactly how Express works.
At the Google Cloud Next event in London this week Google offered updates to both its Google Cloud Natural Language API and Google Cloud Spanner. The former gained a bevy of new languages and tools, while the latter graduated from beta status to general availability. Here's what you need to know.
APIs have become ubiquitous but there exists a huge range in the quality of APIs and overall developer experiences. For service and infrastructure providers thinking about offering an API as your core business, here are eight things we've learned while building the Stripe's API.
Google today released the Google Assistant SDK, (nearly) everything developers need to bake Google's artificial intelligence in their own hardware. The idea is to spread the availability of Google Assistant so people interact with it more often in more places and with more devices.
Red Hat has introduced a containerized, self-hosted offering of its Red Hat 3scale API Management platform. The introduction of the new self-hosted offering means that any 3scale components can be placed in the cloud, on-premises, or as a hybrid of the two (cloud and on-premises).
Continuing our series on push technologies, part three looks at WebSockets and how they are appropriate for when you need a server-to-client real time interactive exchange. Part three discusses what you can do with WebSockets and how it differs from other push technologies.
During MuleSoft's annual conference in San Francisco, the company announced the June 2017 "Crowd" release of its Anypoint Platform. The new version is designed to help organizations capitalize on the re-usability of developer assets like APIs by making them easier to promote, discover, and consume.
At F8 -- Facebook's annual developer conference -- the company's engineers announced a new version of React with a core designed to optimize the performance of applications that are written with the framework. The new core, React Fiber, is better at scheduling tasks based on what the user is doing.
At Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, Mark Zuckerberg and other company execs announced an augmented reality platform that recognizes a lot of what's within view of a smartphone's camera. But can that technology be harnessed to deal with crimes like those being broadcast with Facebook Live?
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives took to the main stage at the company's F8 Developer Conference to share their plans for enabling Facebook's various platforms for a type of shared augmented reality that was clearly inspired by the way Pokemon Go leverages a smartphone's camera.