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Google is testing its Cloud Inference API in an alpha release. The API allows developers to index and load datasets from multiple data sources from Google Cloud Storage, execute inference queries over loaded datasets, unload or cancel datasets, and get status updates for datasets sent to processing.
Developers can often miss an important aspect of API development - scaling the API. To scale the API, you must look into offloading the administrative functions of multiple APIs in their apps. Scaling of the API at the design phase is crucial to the success of API adoption in the long run.
Kong Inc., an API management platform, recently announced that its open source platform will support service mesh deployments. The new service mesh capabilities hope to enable Kong users to better manage increased East-West network traffic within their microservice-oriented architectures.
Arcentry, provider of cloud infrastructure diagrams, has opened up an API to its diagram building software. Now, cloud and open source diagrams are programmable from third party apps. Diagrams can be created, changed, and deleted in real-time through integrated apps.
Mobile provider T-Mobile has informed 2.3m of its subscribers that personal data associated with their accounts was exposed to an attacker as the result of an unprotected API. According to the company, the data exposed included name, billing zip code, phone number, email address and account number.
DNA testing provider 23andMe has informed developers that it will be shuttering its public API in two weeks to focus on apps that use its internal reports. The API was intended to give developers the ability to build apps and tools that took advantage of the company’s genetic data sets.
On August 16, Twitter shuttered two legacy APIs that it had announced would be removed earlier this years. Developers of a number of popular third-party Twitter clients warned that the shutdown of the User Streams and Site Streams APIs would negatively affect users of their apps.
Oracle today unveiled GraphPipe, an open-source standard that aims to simplify machine learning model serving. GraphPipe itself is a high-performance protocol for transmitting machine learning data between remote processes that Oracle developed to address machine learning model challenges.
Upon seeing the headline to this article, API experts will likely scratch their heads wondering why the journal of the API economy (ProgrammableWeb) would indirectly suggest that REST and Swagger are comparable to the point that an article about their differences is warranted.
If you're going to provide an API that is both desirable and stable, you need to ensure that your initial API release is functional, reliable, and usable. A death knell for APIs is releasing constant breaking changes or updates that require app developers to rework their app.
Postman teams and collaboration features are now available to user of the free Postman app. These features were previously only available via Postman paid plans. The Postman 6.2 release also includes Sessions, a new feature that allows teams to set variables that are session-specific.
In an effort to protect its platform from spam and abuse, Twitter today unveiled a number of changes to the way developers will request and obtain access to Twitter's APIs. First, Twitter is requiring that all requests for access to the APIs go through a new developer account application process.
Because of its default settings, digital payments service Venmo exposes many of its users' transactions to the world through its public API. Using the API, researcher created a website, Public by Default, that visually details the implications of Venmo's public by default approach.
A recent issue has brought to light the lack of customer service provided by Google Cloud Platform. Google has promised to improve yet the same issues appear to be commonplace. Anyone looking for a platform upon which to run production products has a serious reason to pause when considering GCP.
While the furor around Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal have died down, the world's largest social network continues to make changes to its APIs "to better protect people’s information". Today, it announced that a number of its APIs will only be accessible to apps that have been reviewed.
Newman by Postman is an open source tool that can be used to run and test Postman collections directly from the command line. Among the best ways to use this CLI tool are running Newman with a local JSON file, running Newman with the latest collection URL, and integrating with a CI/CD pipeline.
Following its acquisition this week of Smyte, a “trust and safety as a service” company, Twitter has reportedly shuttered Smyte's API with little warning to Smyte customers, which include well-known companies such as GoFundMe, Indiegogo, Zendesk, TaskRabbit and popular package manager npm.
When starting off with microservices, it's hard for teams to know what exactly constitutes a well-designed microservice. This article presents five keys of well-designed microservices, provides guidance for larger teams, and highlights pitfalls to avoid when determining service boundaries.