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The Firebase Summit 2020 is going on right now. The company has introduced several new features and updates to the platform, all designed to make app development easier. The main feature updates fall into three categories: emulator tools, data analysis tools, and performance insights.
RapidAPI has launched RapidAPI Testing. The new offering aims to allow developers to create and manage API tests from development to deployment. It supports API types including REST, SOAP, and GraphQL. APIs can be added from RapidAPI Marketplace and Enterprise Hub.
Flutter made a name for itself by delivering an open-source framework that allows developers to build apps once, and distribute that app across multiple ecosystems. Windows has been the most significant OS missing from Flutter's support. Last week, Flutter introduced an alpha release for Windows.
GitHub CLI 1.0 is now generally available. The goal of GitHub CLI is to bring GitHub to the terminal. It has been in beta release since earlier this year. Users can run entire workflows from the terminal, call the GitHub API to script actions, and connect to GitHub Enterprise Servers.
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.”
Google has released an alpha version of Jetpack Compose. It’s a modern UI toolkit that helps developers build apps across Android platforms. It provides native access to platform APIs. Ultimately, the goal is less code, more interactive tools, and Kotlin APIs. V1.0 is expected in 2021.
GrammaTech, a provider of software application security testing solutions, today announced it has released Swap Detector an open-source checker that detects API usage errors. The tool aims to improve application security testing for DevOps.
Red Hat introduced OpenShift 4.5. It uses Kubernetes 1.18, and has a particular focus on stability within high scale operations. As expected, the new release includes a number of quality improvements and many new features. New features cover node based features, web console, and developer tools.
Datadog, cloud security and monitoring platform, has launched Error Tracking. The new product automatically collects application errors in real-time. Then, it aggregates into action items for engineering teams to respond to. It includes automated collection and visualization tools.
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.
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.
IWL, a California-based networking company, recently announced a new Python API for its SilverCreek SNMP Test Suite. Users may now perform SNMP operations, receive traps and automate test execution from the command line. Both Python 2.7.x and 3.x are supported.
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.
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