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Whether you're working on a simple web app or a huge corporate portal, the Laravel PHP framework is up for the task. In this tutorial, you'll go through the steps required to set up a Laravel-powered LAMP stack using a DigitalOcean-based cloud server running Ubuntu 16.04.2.
GitHub, in collaboration with Facebook, has introduced Atom-IDE, a new set of optional packages that allow Atom to function similar to an IDE. Nuclide has announced the release of its new Atom IDE UI package which is designed to work out-of-the-box with packages using atom-languageclient.
Ulster Bank has introduced a new banking open API and portal for developers. The Ulster Bank API allows third-party applications to access limited customer information, initially customer balance information and the last six transactions, upon request and consent of the customer.
The Nexmo SMS API lets you send and receive text messages around the world without having to worry about which carriers the recipients are subscribed to. This tutorial shows you how to use the Nexmo C# Client Library to send and receive SMS messages from your ASP.NET MVC web app.
AWS is running scared of Kubernetes as it becomes the industry standard for managing containers. Why? The open-source platform gives companies a way to run apps across different clouds not just on AWS. Matt Asay over at Tech Republic provides the details.
ProPublica has extended the sunset date of the Sunlight Congress API so users will have more time to move their applications to the ProPublica Congress API. ProPublica took over the Sunlight Congress API this past November after Sunlight Foundation announced plans to shut down Sunlight Labs.
Google recently announced a beta version of its new App Engine firewall. In addition to the security features inherent within App Engine, the App Engine firewall allows developers to block and permit users based on IP address and geography. Developers simply create rules and prioritize the rules.
If you've ever used CodePen to prototype your own web apps or to closely inspect and fork someone else's code, then you know that one thing CodePen can't do is hide the API keys of any APIs that your app consumes in the process of doing whatever your app does. But now, there's a workaround.
It appears that Apple may be working on adding service workers support to WebKit. The WebKit Feature Status webpage has recently been changed from "Under Consideration" to "In Development." This change may be an indication that Apple will eventually support Progressive web apps (PWAs).
We start your week off with a review of the stories we couldn’t cover in the world of APIs. Included are Apple's announcement of the WebCrypto API, their effort to bring cryptography native to web browsers, AnchorFree's SDK for preserving net neutrality and the latest API for Bitbucket Cloud.
Google today made what it calls the "final preview" of Android O available to application developers. This new build carries with it all the bits and pieces developers need to make their apps fully Android O capable. Google plans to release Android O to the general public later this summer.
These days microservices are often pursued because tech giants like Uber and Twitter use them. Adam Drake argues that your startup probably doesn't need them and that they should only be used when your monolith gets so complex making the app more modular won’t cut it.
Open Banking has launched two API specifications; Accounts and Transaction Information and Payments Initiation. These API specifications will allow banking customers and small business to share their financial data with third-party applications, and will be live from January next year.
Cloudflare created a new platform for the creation and distribution of web app tools. The Cloudflare Apps Platform allows web app owners and developers to build, integrate, and distribute apps and tools across Cloudflare's global CDN. The company has also created a fund to get users started.
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.
Mapbox has launched the Mapbox Optimization API, a new API that developers can use to build applications with optimized multi-stop itineraries. The API returns the optimal order for making stops to up to 12 locations. The Mapbox Navigation SDK for both iOS and Android has also been updated.
TeleSign has greatly enhanced the iOS SDK for its App Verify service. The SDK allows app developers to handle verification completely in the background without multiple steps required for an onboarding user. By simply entering a phone number, the app exchanges with the phone for verification.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Augmented Reality, Open Data, and Education. Today's highlights include the Facebook Thoughts API that provides developer access to thought-to-text functions. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Zenedge has launched Zenedge API Security, a product designed to protect APIs from DDoS attacks and malicious bots. The product uses advanced algorithms to make sure API requests are legitimate. Zenedge API Security includes a proprietary native SDK for use with Web and mobile applications.
WebKit open source Web browser engine has announced that it now has a full WebAssembly implementation. WebAssembly is a new portable format used for compilation to the Web. Now that WebKit has a full wasm implementation, the Safari browser should also soon support the format.