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Instagram's legacy API platform will deprecate on March 2, 2020. The features which Facebook will keep alive will be accessed through the Facebook Graph API. With the many privacy concerns Facebook has faced in the past few years, privacy is a major concern of the transition.
One of the most complex topics, especially for organizations that are new to the API economy, is the concept of an API ecosystem. This whitepaper was written to help you demystify what an ecosystem is and its role in your overall API strategy. This is the second of our ongoing series of whitepapers.
Recently at the second annual Kong Summit 2019 conference, Kong announced updates to several services and introduced a new product, Kong Studio. The new product is designed to help developers build and maintain APIs for REST and GraphQL.
Tinkoff Investments brokerage platform launches an Open API for algorithmic traders, enabling them to create robots and set up automatic trading. The new solution gives algorithmic traders a unified API and a single brokerage account for trading securities on the largest global stock exchanges.
Google has added many features to its AdMob SDK, and has completely overhauled the AdMob API. The goal of the improvements is to give better insights and reporting to publishers. Developers access to AdMob metrics traditionally required the AdSense API. The new AdMob API will replace that.
The Edge browser team at Microsoft says adjusting its app for devices that fold might be better handled with an API. The recommendation comes ahead of the market debut of several folding phones from Huawei and Samsung. Both phone companies have worked directly with developers to customize apps.
On the eve of watchOS 6's distribution to Apple Watch owners everywhere, Apple has warned developers for the Apple Watch to get on board with the latest SDK. After March 2020, all new apps will need to be built using watchOS 6 SDK, and must support Apple Watch Series 4 or later.
Arboric, an API manager specifically dedicated to GraphQL, was announced this week. Arboric is open source and free to use. It is currently available in its 0.1 version, which is considered the proof of concept version. By the next version, the team hopes that the core will be production ready.
Kong announced a new open source project: Kuma. Kuma is a control plane for a service mesh. It is built on top of the open-source Envoy proxy. The goal of Kuma is to move beyond the limitations associated with first-generation service mesh technology. It is platform agnostic and enterprise-ready.
Apple has made it abundantly clear that it takes customer privacy seriously. Though the company may not always live up to its own high standards, it still often finds itself on the privacy soapbox. Now, Apple has baked a change into iOS 13 that caught several messaging apps by surprise.
ABB Group, a company that provides power and automation products, systems, and services, has announced the availability of a new API platform for smart home automation. The company took a major step forward in 2017 with the release of the Smarter Home Developer Program.
Apple seeded an eighth round of betas to developers this week, bringing iOS 13 and iPadOS one step closer to public release. With Apple's annual iPhone event believed to be on deck for September 10, the new platforms should become available to regular people on or around September 17.
Stoplight, a provider of API design management solutions, has announced the release of Stoplight Studio, a new API visual editor that aims to simplify OpenAPI development. The new interface includes tools designed to enable real-time API testing and to streamline collaboration.
Square continued its move beyond payments into ecommerce in general by announcing its Orders API. The Orders API allows developers to build solutions that allow customers to place orders online, in-person, and in-app. Orders can be sent to other Square products or centralized POS systems.
Google has recently announced the addition of new API security reporting features to the company’s API management platform. These new features are currently in beta, with the company intending to roll out functionality to all Apigee Edge enterprise cloud customers over the next several weeks.
APIs sit at the center of organizations’ digital transformation initiatives, making them attractive to hackers. In response, API management solutions are employed, but organizations also need to address the growth of more sophisticated attacks on APIs by implementing dynamic, AI driven security.
API-like technologies that move data between dissimilar systems have been around for much longer than the phrase "Web API" has been fashionable. As it turns out, a walk down memory lane is all it takes to understand what GraphQL is, how it evolved from its predecessors, and why it matters.
In this part of our comprehensive series on the GraphQL architectural style of APIs, we offer a comprehensive tutorial on designing, launching, and querying, a GraphQL API. The tutorial includes tons of sample code while offering an interactive learning environment to make learning GraphQL easy!
GraphQL is not a product. It's a specification. Specifications like GraphQL don't magically come to life. To make them work in the real world, you need platforms that support the specification, talented personnel who understand the spec, and API providers looking to put both to work.
Google has added some code to Android that suggests support for RCS may be expanded, though to what extent no one truly knows. For now, it’s clear that phone makers will gain access to a new API and, by extension, improved RCS compatibility. Third-party app writers, however, may be out of luck.