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GitHub announced GitHub Pages is now integrated with the Checks API. This integration replaces the historical method of checking for build errors through the Statuses API. Statuses required developers to wait for an email with error information; whereas, Checks allows troubleshooting along the way.
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.
No single standard exists in the world of extensions. Accordingly, many browser makers have worked to make their extension APIs compatible with each other for ease on developers. However, Google's Manifest v3 will not be backwards compatible and Mozilla isn't on board with all of Google's changes.
The hardware-based blue screen of death is now available for AWS EC2 cloud instances. The API feature, SendDiagnosticInterrupt, was recently added to AWS EC2 specifically for cloud instances where no hardware interrupt button is available for administrators to use in crash/reboot diagnostics.
Amazon has announced the general availability of AWS Lake Formation. Lake Formation is a managed service that eases developers' ability to build, secure, and manage data lakes. Amazon achieves its goal through automation of functions such as collecting, cleaning, cataloging and securing data.
It's been a big year for Apollo. First, it launched its GraphQL platform. Then, it launched an open-source tool in Apollo Federation. Now, Apollo is adding the open-source technology to its core platform to greater ease usability and adoption of GraphQL in the enterprise through Managed Federation.
The 6.0 release of NativeScript is now available. The latest release includes a specific focus on developer productivity. Accordingly, 6.0 includes AppSync to enable instant app update delivery, the Core Theme v2 release for consistent and attractive UI, improved TabView and much more.
In the most recent Postman release, GraphQL is now supported. This feature has long been requested by Postman users. Postman indicated that GraphQL is the second most requested feature on its GitHub repository. Now, GraphQL is supported in multiple capacities in the early 7.2 Canary channel release.
Angular recently introduced the Architect API as a new feature of Angular CLI version 8. The Architect API provides tools that help schedule and coordinate tasks. The API uses functions that the company calls "builders", which are responsible for the implementation of the tasks.
Google recently introduced Kubernetes Operators which helps admins better author, release and manage applications built on top of Kubernetes. Built specifically with Kubernetes knowledge baked in, Operators work with apps built on top of Kubernetes and managed through the Kubernetes API.
Postman now allows developers to create APIs from directly within the app. Prior to the latest release, 7.1, Postman was an API development tool that allowed certain features to be created within the app, but others outside the app. Now, the entire lifecycle of an API is managed within the app.
Dwolla has long used a ledger based organization system to track funds allocated through the Dwolla API. Now, Dwolla is exposing this functionality through a new API feature it calls Labels. Labels allow developers to track and identify fund allocation without duplicating accounts.
As Progressive Web Apps gained traction a few years ago, Microsoft released an open source tool called the PWABuilder. The tool was designed to help developers transform standard web apps into Progressive Web Apps. Microsoft recently released PWAbuilder 2.0 with new features and a redesign.
Google released an open source tool to ease problems associated with configuring client libraries and provisioning OAuth2 credentials. The Google Ads API Doctor is now available as version one. The first version specifically addresses the common invalid refresh token and permission denied errors.
Facebook is once again under fire in the press after the Wall Street Journal published a report detailing how a number of popular apps are sharing data with the social network's analytics platform through its SDK. In some cases, sensitive health data related to health was being shared.
There is an expanding set of tools that help during every stage of the API lifecycle. So much so that it’s natural to be overwhelmed by the variety of API tooling available. This article takes a look at a number of tools, each of which can help modernize your API development process.
Mandrill, a Mailchimp add-on, announced an outage early this week. The company reported that users could send emails, but could not receive emails. Additionally, users experienced errors when using webhooks and scheduled mailings. On February 5th, the company reported that it had resolved the issue.
Engauge is an analog gauge maker. It's gauges test many functions from fan speed to usage. The gauges were initially designed to monitor PC performance, but the gauges can now monitor any electronic device that they interface with. A new API allows users to monitor from compatible 3rd party devices.
This portion of our series about the Most Interesting APIs in 2018 encompasses all APIs developers could utilize for data manipulation purposes, such as accessing data, extracting data from web sources, creating reports and visualizations, database administration, linking data in apps, and more.