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Datadog has expanded its platform to include API and endpoint performance monitoring. The new service, Synthetics, sends simulated API requests to the monitored API and returns data to the administrator. The data gives an idea of what an API user witnesses when consuming a particular API.
Amazon has largely rewritten its AWS SDK for Java. Although it is a rewrite from 1.11.x, Amazon used the same JVM so that developers don't have to migrate an entire product over to 2.x. Amazon focused on consistency, immutability, and ease of use in the rewrite. 2.x includes many requested features.
Tisane Labs has introduced an API to detect and classify abusive text content. The AI-powered service identifies such speech across 27 languages. Not only can the service pinpoint specific words, it can classify the type of abusive content for labeling, moderation, and prevention.
Zype has announced the release of video analytics APIs that allow users to create custom views around video stream hours, impressions, and devices used. The APIs aim to further the company’s vision of connecting content owners directly with their audiences.
Google's capabilities project looks to increase the interoperability of web and native apps. Typical local capabilities like file system access and idle detection are expected at the local level but don't translate well to the web. The Writable Files API is one aspect of the project.
GraphQL is moving to a vendor-neutral, open source foundation. The GraphQL Foundation will be hosted by Linux Foundation, and the project will be run under an open governance model. The transition from Facebook to the foundation is ongoing, but a preliminary list of founding members is ready.
Apollo is a premier name in GraphQL. The company has launched what it's calling its "flagship product." The Apollo GraphQL Platform serves as a marketplace of data and data services within organizations that leverage GraphQL. Apollo's tagline for the product says it all: "Do GraphQL right."
Microsoft took its next step in protecting user data by making two products available for public preview under the confidential computing project. The DC-series virtual machines and Open Enclave SDK have completed private betas and are ready for public preview. The goal is to protect data in use.
Stackery has expanded its serverless development toolkit through support of GraphQL. Now, developers can deploy AWS AppSync GraphQL APIs through Stackery. GraphQL resolvers can connect to backend data sources like DynamoDB tables, Lambda functions, and HTTP proxies. Check out the docs.
Adobe has announced the integration of Magento Commerce Cloud with Adobe Experience Cloud and the company has released Magento version 2.3. The latest version of Magento includes new Bulk APIs, Asynchronous APIs, and a new GraphQL implementation.
simPRO, a business management software provider focused on the trade service industries, has launched an API for integrating its services with third party applications. The API grants access to simPRO's entire suite of Enterprise and Service level features. The API will be available globally.
Google is testing its Cloud Inference API in an alpha release. The API allows developers to index and load datasets from multiple data sources from Google Cloud Storage, execute inference queries over loaded datasets, unload or cancel datasets, and get status updates for datasets sent to processing.
Google has launched an API toolkit to combat child sexual abuse material (CSAM). The Content Safety API uses artificial intelligence to better screen and limit the spread of CSAM online. An API approach increases speed of review, identification, and stop of abusive material.
Arcentry, provider of cloud infrastructure diagrams, has opened up an API to its diagram building software. Now, cloud and open source diagrams are programmable from third party apps. Diagrams can be created, changed, and deleted in real-time through integrated apps.
Mavenlink has extended its API-first portfolio strategy with the introduction of M-Bridge Integration & Extensibility Platform. The Platform solves what Mavenlink calls the "hariball tech stack" problem by offering a centralized hub for disparate app integration and management.
Last year, Facebook announced that it would launch a set of business-centric tools around WhatsApp. The company has also long stated that it would eventually monetize its various messaging platforms. Facebook has taken a step towards both goals with the introduction of the WhatsApp Business API.
A recent issue has brought to light the lack of customer service provided by Google Cloud Platform. Google has promised to improve yet the same issues appear to be commonplace. Anyone looking for a platform upon which to run production products has a serious reason to pause when considering GCP.
Facebook has added Codeless App Events to the latest version of the Facebook SDK. The new feature allows app owners to track interactions between app users with certain elements within an app (e.g. buttons, images, etc.). Codeless App Events is implemented through a visual tool to reduce coding.
Amazon announced the launch of private endpoints for its Amazon API Gateway. Although API Gateway has greatly expanded over the years, and has enabled developers to build public APIs for almost any backend, private endpoints have remained unavailable and often requested by developers. Until now.