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Nineteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including DevOps, Verification, and Mail. Highlights include an API that returns data about Board Games, an API for building connected car apps, and an API for contextual messaging. Here's a look at what's new.
GraphQL has come a long way since Facebook first announced this open-sourced spec in 2015 with a number of Fortune 500 companies now employing the technology. To smooth out your implementation of the GraphQL backend at your company, here are five things you need to keep in mind.
Pantheon offers elastic hosting and a container-based Website management platform for Drupal and WordPress sites. This article looks at how Apigee, an API management company turned to Pantheon's Website Management Platform to ensure that its solutions were truly multitenant.
This is the second installment in a three-part MEAN Stack Tutorial series by software engineer Adrian Mejia. It explains some of the underlying concepts, such as REST APIs and the MEAN stack, and shows followers how to install everything you need to create a simple REST API on Node.js and MongoDB.
Uber recently abandoned its monolithic codebase in favour of a modular, flexible and scalable microservices architecture. As this ecosystem of Uber microservices has grown, Emily Reinhold explains some of the design and architectural decisions Uber engineers made, and what they mean to the company.
Social learning platform A Cloud Guru helps cloud professionals learn and prepare for AWS certification exams. The platform grew to 40,000 users within 6 months, and its founders attribute that growth to their serverless approach that has influenced the mindset of the entire company.
Six APIs, two SDKs and Source Code samples have been added to the directory in categories such as Backend, IoT, Reference and Tools in the past day. Here are the highlights.
Today, nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory. We summarize those new additions here, along with recent additions to the clients and source code directories.
This tutorial walks you through Apple's CloudKit, an alternative to Dropbox, Parse and other cloud-based solutions.
Now supporting multi-cloud vendors, developers can access the full BlazeMeter functionality through a REST API to test API and app performance.
Oracle today is launching an enhanced version of the service bus it uses to expose back-end applications running in the cloud or on premises to mobile applications alongside a new application development framework for building those applications.
Firebase, real-time backend for web application development, originally launched a little over a year ago. Since its launch, Firebase has remained in beta while it continued to improve its service and build a customer base. Over the past year, Firebase has added features, functionality, and thousands of customers. Accordingly, Firebase has announced it is leaving its beta stages behind and publically launching as a full-fledged paid product.
MBaaS provides mobile developers with LIBERTY and CONVENIENCE. LIBERTY in the sense of self-determination, control and an independent destiny--they can communicate with, manage, understand and serve their users without being beholden to external influences. An app developer who doesn’t control their users has no independent future. CONVENIENCE is a simple matter of reducing time-to-market, risk and cost of development.
Our API directory now includes 50 backend APIs. The newest is the CloudBees API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the CloudMine API. We list two CloudMine mashups. Below you'll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of backend APIs.
Despite the rise in the number of programming languages and developer frameworks, it is still not an easy task to develop a mobile application powered by a server side infrastructure. You not only have to worry about selecting a platform/language of choice but also consider items like storage, application logic and much more. Parse and Box.net have come together to make things easier for you.
There are now a number of backend-as-a-service companies focused on mobile developers. We list 6 backend APIs that help with common mobile tasks, including the Cocoafish API, which was today acquired by Appcelerator. But it's a much bigger ecosystem, as shown in the infographic below.
Parse makes a great run at attracting developers to its platform and engaging them by providing clear documentation for the Parse API and SDKs. Making developer documentation and SDKs freely available is an excellent strategy, and a top notch strategy is important for this company.
StackMob has two obvious components in its value proposition to developers: providing boilerplate web application code and supporting APIs with deployment and versioning features. This is a space occupied by at least 5 companies, all still in beta.