The Latest News On The API Economy
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GraphQuill, a VS Code extension that performs GraphQL API testing within the VS Code environment, was recently released in beta. The goal of GraphQuill is to eliminate the need for switching between VS Code and GraphiQL, Postman, or some other API development tool during development and testing.
A little more than a year ago, at Dreamforce 2018, Salesforce and Apple announced a strategic partnership. This week at Dreamforce 2019 the two companies provided further evidence of this commitment with the announcement of updated Apps and SDKs, all designed with Apple customers in mind.
The demand for skilled Web developers is showing no signs of abating. Organizations operating under the assumption that such developers are all it takes to modernize their monoliths into API-led, agile, shape-shifting high fliers that can survive today’s technical Darwinism are in for an awakening.
One of solo.io's flagship products, Gloo, is now production-ready as version 1.0. Gloo is a cloud-native API gateway and ingress controller built on Envoy Proxy. Its goal is to connect, secure, and control all application traffic. solo.io is hosting a demo webinar December 5th.
It's day two at GitHub Universe 2019. Today is all about security. The day two keynote saw many announcements related to securing code including GitHub Security Lab, CodeQL, GitHub Security Advisories, automated security updates, GitHub Advisory Database, token scanning, and more.
GitHub's annual developer conference, GitHub Universe, takes place this week in San Francisco. Per usual, the conference is full of GitHub product news. Particular announcements to note this year include the general availability of Actions and Packages and the beta release of GitHub mobile.
Google this week deprecated the AsyncTask API found in Android. The API, part of Android for years, helped synchronize network requests with and match them to the user interface on Android smartphones and tablets. The company did not provide a reason for deprecating the API.
Stripe introduced a CLI. The CLI should eliminate all the back and forth between terminal, code editor and dashboard that developers are accustomed to when developing and testing Stripe integrations. The CLI includes webhook and API log testing as well as API object creation and updates.
Google today made a host of announcements that provide a good look at the future of Android. The company released three core sets of tools: a developer preview of Jetpack Compose; expanded APIs for Android Jetpack; and Android Studio 4 in Canary — which Google says completes the Android experience.
Dashdash announced its latest spreadsheet superpower tool. Dashdash templates provide users prebuilt, customizable tools to perform integrated functions directly within a spreadsheet. Templates add to the existing set of Excel automation tools that Dashdash introduced through Instant Integrations.
MuleSoft Releases Anypoint Service Mesh to Simplify Microservices Discovery, Security, and Management
MuleSoft has announced the release of Anypoint Service Mesh, an extension of the company’s Anypoint Platform that aims to simplify how companies discover, manage, and secure microservices. Additionally, Anypoint Service Mesh establishes a microservices marketplace.
TomTom just added a new tool to its Maps API. The TomTom Maps Styler allows users to customize their maps to match their intended style and brand. With over 900 stylistic features available, brands can easily manipulate items like color, font, patterns, opacity, and much more.
Spotify subscribers who also use Apple products may soon be able to use Siri to interact with the popular music service. Spotify is taking advantage of the SiriKit audio API, which was recently made available via iOS 13, to test the integration. It's not a done deal, but iPhone owners can dream.
Today at Firebase Summit 2019 in Madrid, Spain, Firebase announced various upgrades to the company’s mobile and web application development platform. The updates are highlighted by new tools that aim to accelerate development while also reducing coding errors.
Microsoft has announced a new Azure Blueprint for SWIFT. The blueprint specifically helps Microsoft enable SWIFT connectivity in the cloud. SWIFT is a provider of secure financial messaging services. Its rapid adoption made it an ideal candidate for an Azure Blueprint.
Dwolla has adopted the Kotlin programming language, with a focus on helping its Java clients. Specifically, the company created a new Kotlin-based SDK for its API. Dwolla maintains that Kotlin is wholly compatible with Java and, more importantly, simpler to use and maintain.
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.
The Edge browser team at Microsoft says adjusting its app for devices that fold might be better handled with an API. The recommendation comes ahead of the market debut of several folding phones from Huawei and Samsung. Both phone companies have worked directly with developers to customize apps.
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.