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Google surprised many when it released the first developer preview of Android 11 this week. The forthcoming new version of Android is here with loads of new and changed APIs for developers to sink their teeth into. The biggest features tackle 5G, privacy, foldables, photography and machine learning.
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.
Last week GitHub announced the beta release of the GitHub Actions API. Today, the company is expanding the availability of the API to include all repositories. Additionally, GitHub provided us with a little more detail on the API’s benefits to users.
Facebook has announced the release of a new beta API that will provide businesses with a method for offering its customers simple follow-up information. The new Messenger One-Time Notification API is designed for situations like price drops of merchandise or changes in availability.
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.
Google announced in September of 2019 that they plan on ending support for V3 of the Google Sheets API, a decision that has drawn the ire of some developers. Version 4 of the API was announced at Google I/O 2016, almost 4 years before the seemingly inevitable deprecation of its predecessor.
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.
It is expected that with Android 11, Google will add new App Compatibility features within developer options that will simplify the application testing process. The new features will operate on a per-app basis and display behavior changes based on API level.
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.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, and Auto. Some highlights are an API that returns data about Superheros from multiple sources, and an API that uses machine learning for crawling the web.
Appdome, a provider of no-code security solutions for mobile apps, has announced a new service for generating progressive web apps from existing websites and cloud applications. The new offering, SecurePWA, claims to require zero coding when generating PWAs from any website or cloud property.
Back in 2019 at GitHub Universe, GitHub announced GitHub for mobile, beginning with a beta iOS app that was available immediately following the announcement. The company is now following up on the promise of a fully-native Android experience with GitHub for Android being announced today.
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.
APImetrics has announced API.expert. The service gives developers insight into performance for leading APIs. Real-time data is available without any configuration needed. At launch, the service includes weekly data from leading API providers.
When Google released the Android 10 beta earlier this year, it introduced the bubbles notification feature. Bubbles are built into the notification system and are used as an alternative to using the SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW to present messages on top of the app currently in use.
This segment of the Most Interesting APIs in 2019 includes all APIs encompassing Business and Productivity that made our list. We focus on APIs that streamline and improve business processes, and new technology that can be integrated that may transform how a company or organization does business.
ProgrammableWeb's Most Clicked, Shared and Talked About APIs of 2019: Application Development and Developer Tools
This segment of the past year's Most Clicked, Shared and Talked About APIs added to ProgrammableWeb covers the Application Development, DevOps, and Developer Tools areas. Tools and technology that helps make a developer's life easier, including APIs from GitLab, LambdaTest, and W3C, are included.