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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.
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.
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.
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.
Facebook has introduced a number of new features to its App Dashboard. The changes target improving the app review process and giving developers more insight and control over managing permissions. Facebook also gets more information regarding how developers use the Facebook platform.
Amazon just announced more than two dozen new and updated resource types for AWS CloudFormation. CloudFormation templates can now be used to configure and provision a number of AWS products including CodePipeline, API Gateway, AWS Lambda, Elasticsearch Service, AWS IAM and more.
Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cyptocurrency, eCommerce, and Government. Featured is an API for integrating with a backyard robotic farm and an API for monetizing games and other applications. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
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.