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This article covers state-sponsored Covid19 exposure and contact-tracing apps launched in the US during November/December 2020. At a time when support from the federal government was needed, individual states were forced to come up with and pay for their own solutions to a global problem.
In an article for CIO, Pitney Bowes Chief Innovation Officer James Fairweather discussed creating a pattern of development while turning company-wide attention to the adoption of a critical technology, enabling the century-old company to reshape the way it works and empowering client success.
RapidAPI announced new enterprise management capabilities for RapidAPI Enterprise Hub, a marketplace that enables developers and enterprises to find, connect to, and manage thousands of APIs. RapidAPI Enterprise Hub helps with integrating with existing API gateways and management systems.
A major problem for rapidly growing API providers is how to scale their APIs to meet the growing needs of their systems and codebases. Companies should think about scaling on two different dimensions: design and system. Both should be taken into account and baked into your API architecture.
Postman has announced the launch of Postman Public Workspaces in an effort to accelerate API development practices through collaboration at a massive scale. This new initiative takes inspiration from the world of massively multiplayer gaming and leverages the platform’s userbase.
In this article we'll look at how the Messaging as a Service platform Ably.io uses gRPC to optimize its service's streaming capabilities. We'll provide a brief overview of the Ably.io tech stack and then we'll look at how gRPC is used to optimize communication in the service's control plane.
In this series we've presented the basics of what the gRPC specification is and how it works. In this installment, we will take a real-world look at how the Source Control Management Service GitLab adopted gRPC when it refactored its server-side architecture into the Gitaly project.
GraphQL Editor announced today the release of Version 3.0 of its flagship development tool. The new release of GraphQL Editor 3.0 offers a variety of new features that intended to improve the productivity of developers creating APIs according to the GraphQL specification.
In this article we're going to look at how gRPC is used by Kubernetes in its Container Runtime Interface (CRI) technology. Bit first, why aren't we seeing that much gRPC on the front-end? It's a question that's been asked many times now and it is one that is well worth answering.
It is entirely possible to make it so that an API layer serves as the master control center for all activity taking place inside and outside a computing domain. In other words, an API layer can be the one ring that rules them all, which is the approach seen in a Kubernetes installation.
Since February of this year, ProgrammableWeb has been tracking APIs that provide access to data related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This article highlights the available APIs. The World Health Organization now reports that the virus has infected over 40,000,000 people across more than 200 countries.
While gRPC brings a lot of power to enterprise-level distributed computing, it's not an easy technology to implement. Fortunately, there are projects that provide the necessary framework to do this. This article focuses on a detailed examination of the Node.js implementation of gRPC.
In this article, we're going to take a detailed look at gRPC. We're going to cover the essentials of gRPC architecture in terms of specification and implementation. Then, we're going to take a detailed look at the underlying concepts and practices required to create a gRPC API.
gRPC is an API framework that allows a program in one location on the internet to pass data to a distinct function in another program at another location on the internet. In this article, we're going to discuss how gRPC emerged on the landscape of distributed computing and explain the technology.
Postman has announced that its API Builder is gaining the ability to validate API schemas in real-time via a new UI pane that is accessible in the tool’s define tab. The addition of this functionality helps to provide developers with real-time feedback and encourage API specification literacy.
Postman, API development platform, has launched Postman for the web. The new browser interface offers developers easy access and increased collaboration with others. In a press release, the company described the new product as “somewhat of a return to Postman’s original roots.”
PriceAdvantage, a company that provides fuel price analytic services, has announced a new API that will allow fuel retailers to streamline integration with the platform. The company is hoping that the API will simplify the process of importing and exporting pricing data.
Starting with version 1.19 of Kubernetes, developers will be required to advance APIs that they are developing into a stable state within 9 months. These changes are intended to encourage follow-through on feature development and avoid APIs getting stuck in beta.
When we first looked at the fastest growing API categories of recent years, Financial and Payments both made the list. We've seen a number of signals that there is great interest in API related to Finance so we decided to take a deeper look at the category's growth this month.