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IBM has introduced OpenAPI Comment Parser. The new offering brings API reference creation and code development into the same environment. The theory is that API references will improve, and stay updated, if developers don’t have to bounce back and forth between their code and the API reference.
Solo.io has introduced Gloo Federation. It is the next step in the company's development of Gloo, its envoy proxy based API gateway. With its continued focus on scalability, Solo.io sought a better way to allow its users to operate multiple "Gloos". Gloo Federation became the answer.
The Firebase team has been busy. Since launching Firebase Live, it has been in constant contact with its user community with new products, updates, codelabs, demos, and more. On the product side of the house, Firebase has announced new productivity tools and connectivity tools.
Cloudflare announced Cloudflare Workers Unbound. Workers Unbound is a serverless platform for developers with a specific focus on flexibility, performance, security, ease of use, and pricing. Users can run complicated workloads across the Cloudflare network and pay only for what's used.
This week, Amazon announced the beta release of Honeycode. Honeycode is Amazon’s version of an app builder for non-coders. With Honeycode, customers use an intuitive visual app builder to create interactive web and mobile apps. The project has been in the works for years, and is ready for testing.
Localizing an application opens your reachable market to additional audiences on the other side of current language barriers. In this article, we'll show you how to get started with Google's Cloud Translation API so you can add language auto-translation capabilities to apps and websites.
Flutter, Google's UI toolkit for building native applications for mobile, web, and desktop, has announced the release of v1.17. Over 3,000 PRs are included, plus increased performance and many new features including Metal support on iOS, new Material components, new Network tracking, and more.
Oracle recently announced Java 14. JDK 14 includes sixteen new features, most targeted at improving developer productivity. Additionally, the release includes three features in preview: Pattern Matching for instance of (JEP 305), Records (JEP 359), and Text Blocks (JEP 368).
The Google Cloud Speech-to-Text API has been updated to include support for seven new languages, additional enhanced telephony models, broader speech adaptation, and more. The improvements to the API serve to improve the availability of Google’s speech recognition technologies across the globe.
TranslateMe, an AI-driven decentralized translation platform, announced the release of a French to English Translation API. TranslateMe uses a block-chain, decentralized model to execute its translation algorithms. The company's algorithm's learned French to English in four days using the network.
Shopify just introduced its new API Health Report. It turns Shopify's change log into a dynamic tool. Using the API Heath Report, developers can check their private and custom apps for any deprecated API calls those apps might be making. The tool looks at calls made in the past 30 days.
Four51 has redesigned and relaunched its OrderCloud.io developer portal. The new portal was rebuilt from the ground up with key features including a UI designed for developers and non developers, persistent tabs, document searchability, and open sourced documentation available at Github.
Google has announced the general availability of its Stackdriver Cloud Monitoring dashboards API. The dashboards API is part of Google Cloud. It allows users to read the configuration for existing dashboards, create new dashboards, update existing dashboards and delete dashboards no longer used.
If you're trying to build a highly usable developer tool, then a proper Command Line Interface (CLI) to interface with your API is paramount. This article outlines what we found to be best practices among other CLI tools and developers' needs when it comes to building a proper CLI.
Postman has bolstered its enterprise platform with two new features. API Builder allows developers to build APIs directly within Postman. A new reporting feature, currently in beta, provides insight regarding how APIs are used throughout a particular development environment.
Google has announced the upcoming shutdown of Google App Maker. Google App Maker is a low-code, G Suite development tool that allows businesses to fill gaps in their business workflows and operations. Google has cited "low usage" as the primary reason for shutting down the tool.
CloudVector, API threat protection platform provider, recently introduced API Shark. API Shark is a free API discovery and observability tool. As APIs are rapidly introduced to public, private, and internal systems; API Shark automatically discovers such APIs when DevOps teams may not be able to.
FreshLime, a customer connection platform, has announced an API for access to its platform. Through the API, users can integrate FreshLime directly into third party systems of all types: CRM, POS, Field Management, etc. Such apps and systems are enhanced with FreshLime customer engagement tools.
API Fortress, an API continuous testing platform, has announced Mass Functional Test Generation. Mass Functional Test Generation allows users to import OpenAPI files and generate a large number of functional tests for those files. The test generator is currently in beta release.
CWT, travel management platform provider, has expanded its myCWT platform to China. The omni-channel, open API-based platform is the first of its kind in China. China's travel market includes specific nuances that required some customization for the myCWT platform and CWT made the adjustments.