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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.
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.
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.
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.
In addition to debuting new APIs, Google has refreshed just about all its developer tools and services. It you're using Android Studio, Kotlin, Google Play Console, or any of the dozens of Android developer features, it's time to download the latest bits. Here's what's new.
Google has released the second developer preview of Android P and with it detailed a new set of APIs for the mobile platform. There's plenty more under the hood in this second dev previews. Here's a rundown of all the new tools available for developers to put to use in their apps.
Google Photos is one of Google's best efforts. The cloud-based service not only backs up photos, but taps into Google Assistant for help creating collages, albums, and more. The new Google Photos Library API will allow developers to port Google Photos, with all its tools, into their own application.
Google's Chromebooks are about go get a whole lot better. The company today said Chromebooks will soon be able to run Linux in a virtual machine, where developers can code and even deploy Android apps directly to Chrome. Google says this is all about listening to its power users
Serverless architecture may be an excellent approach, but is it the wisest for your company? Learn what the specific metrics you need to use to evaluate the actual development time requirements and real-time costs of paying-by-trigger for API requests, storage, and networking.
Pluralsight has launched the Pluralsight Technology Index which lists more than 300 software development technologies including languages, frameworks, libraries, data stores, and tools. The index draws from 8 billion data points to calculate trending growth rates and popularity worldwide.
Since their introduction in 2015, Progressive Web Apps have been viewed as a potential way to break the grip that native apps have had on the mobile app ecosystem. The most effective way to reach users still is to publish your app to one of the major app stores, but which one plays best with PWAs?
Google is billing Android Things Developer Preview 8 as a release candidate. The final preview, available now, includes the final set of APIs for Google's IoT platform ahead of its stable v1.0 release. The preview also debuts new behaviors in the Android Things Developer Console. Here's what's new.
The YouTube Data API can be used to upload and search for videos, manage playlists and subscriptions, update channel settings and more. In part 3 of this tutorial, we continue to extend our code and show you how to use the API to build a simple app that can return the contents of a playlist.
The YouTube Data API can be used to upload and search for videos, manage playlists and subscriptions, update channel settings and more. In part 2 of this tutorial, we'll extend our code from part one and show you how to use the API to build a simple app that can return the contents of a playlist.
solo.io, a startup that aims to "glue" together microservices, monoliths, and serverless functions, has announced that its function gateway, aptly dubbed Gloo, now supports JSON-to-gRPC translation. This allows users to map their gateway APIs to any back-end whether it uses REST or gRPC.
NGINX has announced several upcoming enhancements to its Application Platform which include NGINX Controller R1, NGINX Plus R15, and NGINX Unit 1.0. These enhancements aim to help simplify the process of deploying and adopting microservices as well as building microservices applications.
Kubernetes, the popular open-source container orchestration engine originally developed by Google, has stable API aggregation in its latest version. API aggregation allows developers to create custom API servers without having to make changes to the Kubernetes core code repository.