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The scariest thing about how organizations are diving into APIs like they're the latest gold rush is how few of them are taking API security seriously. Even if they did, they might turn and tuck tail. API security is hard. Very hard. And there's no easy button. Elastic Beam thinks it has the cure.
Google this week released the first preview of its Android Things Console, the tool it hopes developers will use to create and manage internet-of-things devices and services. Google has lots of guidance concerning how it expects things will best proceed. Here's what you need to know.
It was only a matter of time before the idea of a free VPN started to get traction. There's one from Opera for Opera users (that only works on browser traffic). Now, there's another from ProtonMail. How long will it be before Google offers one? And what database should you be spending time with?
The Open API Initiative has announced that the final release of the OpenAPI 3.0 Specification is tentatively scheduled for release the week of July 17. A two-week last chance period will begin on June 19 giving developers a final chance to try out OpenAPI 3.0 and propose changes to the spec.
At ProgrammableWeb we've been paying attention to the explosive growth and interest in serverless technologies (E.g. Amazon's Lambda, Google's Google Cloud Functions, and Microsot's Azure Functions). Even Twilio got into the game with its highly specialized serverless offering for Twilio developers.
Android 8 is making swift progress. Google this week made the final Android O APIs available to developers along with an updated SDK and fresh beta of the still-in-progress mobile operating system. Google hopes developers will use these finalized tools to update their apps for Android 8.
RepreZen has joined the Open API Initiative to collaborate toward a standardized way of describing REST APIs. The Open API Initiative falls under the open governance of the Linux Foundation. The consortium looks to collaborate on a standardized way of describing REST APIs.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
With well more than half of the Web's traffic now starting with a mobile device of some sort, Google is looking to keep the pressure on when it comes to improving the performance of mobile Web apps. So, now it's starting a certification program so developers can prove their proficiency to customers.
The amount of data captured for analysis is increasing all the time. Often this data is fed into multiple systems that need to analyze, process, persist or perform other operations with it. It is important that these systems make sure that sensitive data is identified and redacted.