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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.
Violet this week announced what it says is a "unified API for anything on the internet." The idea is to make it easy for people to buy whatever they want, no matter where they see it on the web, without requiring them to backtrack or hop through ecommerce sites across the internet.
Amazon has released an Appstore Sales Reporting API that allows developers to download sales reports programmatically. Developers use the API to retrieve monthly sales data as compressed CSV files. The CSV file contains item information such as marketplace, invoice ID, item name, and sales price.
Google has distributed a new version of Android P to beta testers and stocked the build with the final APIs. In addition to the APIs, Google says the Android P SDK and Android Studio 3.2 are now in final form, providing developers with everything they need to get their apps up to date.
Microsoft confirmed that it is acquiring code repository and collaboration service GitHub in a deal valued at $7.5 billion, making it the third largest purchase in Microsoft's history behind LinkedIn and Skype. Rumors that it was in talks to buy GitHub had been circulating for a week.
Apple today updated its four core operating systems (iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS) with a wide range of new features for end users. Less clear is how developers will put the new functionalities to use in their own apps. Mention of new APIs and SDKs were largely absent from the keynote.
When it comes to integrating a third party’s services with your own, APIs are often the way to go. But in some cases SDKs can offer a number of advantages over direct interaction with the API. But how do you choose? This article looks at the reasons why sometimes it makes sense to use an SDK.
Jitterbit has launched the Summer '18 version of its Harmony integration Platform as a Service solution. The latest release ensures that its 500 pre-built integrations include the most up to date enterprise cloud solutions that users can utilize in a low-code, click-based environment.
Pusher has partnered with a number of key API providers to release a free subscription package for developers. The Pusher Developer Package offers 13 free services which includes data storage, authentication, data measurement, hosting, email, real-time communications, and search.
Progress has released NativeScript version 4.0 which features a number of improvements including (but not limited to) enable LiveSync with Webpack simultaneously, new single sign-on authentication template, expanded functionality for Vue.js developers, and Angular Schematics support.
Marvel has launched the Marvel API. Through the API, developers gain programmatic access to the core functionality of the Marvel App. With the API, developers can build bots, dashboards, integrations, or entirely new apps on top of the Marvel API. The goal is to streamline collaborative projects.
At its annual Unite conference earlier this month, hosted ecommerce platform Shopify announced a number of major product announcements, including several that impact the company's developer ecosystem. As part of this, Shopify announced that its admin API will support GraphQL.
Microsoft uses docs.microsoft.com as its single repository for all API docs, reference material, code samples, and other developer resources. Microsoft has updated the repository with two new features (REST API Browser and Try It) to help developers easily find relevant APIs test APIs.
Amazon has announced the general availability of its Sumerian AWS service, a solution for building virtual reality, augmented reality and 3D applications. According to Amazon, Sumerian requires no special skills to use and is "the fastest and easiest way to create VR, AR, and 3D experiences."
A new feature in Android P will crash apps that become unresponsive without prompting users, creating the potential for developers to receive fewer crash reports. In previous versions of Android, a dialog is displayed to users when an app that is in the foreground stops responding.
Dropbox recently released v2 of its Team Events API. The Team Events API is part of Dropbox Business and allows users to track activity within Dropbox. The API has been completely rewritten from v1, and includes over 300 events that users can access through the activity log.
Early this year, Graphcool introduced GraphQL bindings. After months of developer feedback and a host of new use case scenarios, version 2.0 of GraphQL bindings is here. 2.0 includes API changes, automated code generation, new tooling, create your own binding options, easier integration and more.
GitHub has announced a beta public release of a new Checks API that gives developers to build solutions for continuous integration, linting and acceptance testing. The API, which currently works with GitHub's REST API, allows GitHub integrations to obtain richer information about code commits.