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Facebook just announced v8.0 of its Graph and Marketing APIs. Per usual, the new releases include some breaking changes, feature updates, and deprecations. The company is pointing developers to the Platform Initiatives Hub to stay up to date with all company plans and programs.
Cloudflare announced Cloudflare Workers Unbound. Workers Unbound is a serverless platform for developers with a specific focus on flexibility, performance, security, ease of use, and pricing. Users can run complicated workloads across the Cloudflare network and pay only for what's used.
Echosec Systems has launched an API, providing direct access to previously unavailable data feeds from fringe social, deep, and dark web sources. The Platform API was developed to meet intelligence community requirements for streamlined access to raw data from these less-regulated sources.
Since introduction, Visual Studio Code, often called simply "VS Code", has quickly moved to the top of editor choices by programmers. It's easily one of the most configurable, developer-friendly editors available. Even though it's created by Microsoft, Linux and Mac users have embraced it as well.
Facebook has announced changes to the protocol for designating ads that relate to social issues, elections, or politics. These changes are intended to further bolster election integrity while also improving ad transparency. The updates will apply to the Marketing API v7.0.
Design is important in many aspects of development which is especially true for development that drives UX. We've learned that API design can have a profound impact on user interfaces and thus user experiences. Poorly designed APIs can lead to awkward, unnatural, or inefficient workflows.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Business, Mapping, and Banking. Highlights include an API for a lending platform, an API for IT monitoring, and an API for biodiversity literature and image data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Ars Technica received confirmation via email this week that Instagram doesn't extend its copyright license to cover content that is embedded on external websites via the Instagram API. This news comes in light of an ongoing legal battle related to third-party use of the social platform’s data.
Last week, Facebook announced its acquisition of Giphy. The Giphy team will become part of Instagram which has enjoyed API integration with Giphy for quite some time. The question becomes, how will app integrations outside of the Facebook family be impacted by the acquisition?
Google first announced its intention to discontinue support for JSON-RPC protocol and Global HTTP Batch in its APIs in 2018. Its original timetable was to discontinue support in March of 2019. That timetable was extended, but the new deadline is fast approaching. The new date is August 12, 2020.
Codugh wants developers to directly earn money for their APIs. It's building a marketplace where developers publish APIs. As those APIs are used, regardless of integrated application, the API developer gets paid. Codugh has partnered with Bitcoin SV (BSV) to pay developers per call.
Facebook recently released an updated version of the company’s iOS application. Little did they know at the time that an underlying social login dependency would cause several major applications to fail to load. Spotify, TikTok, Pinterest, Tinder, GrubHub, and others were all affected by the issue.
Facebook has released version 7.0 of its Marketing API and Graph API. Additionally, it released version 7.0 of its Mobile SDKs and Business SDKs. As expected, these new releases include new fields and features, but also include new requirements for mobile developers. Deprecations are also planned.
Twitter has added a new endpoint to Twitter Developer Labs to help developers and researchers better study the global conversation around COVID-19. The endpoint is a dataset that includes the tens of millions of Tweets about the global pandemic that make their way around the world every day.
OpenText announced the launch of the new OpenText Trading Grid, a new cloud integration services platform. The launch combines multi-enterprise integration capabilities with a modern, microservices architecture as well as data visualization from OpenText ALLOY.
Facebook today announced Data Use Checkup. The aptly named process is an annual occurrence that will require developers to use a self-service tool to check each application they manage for adherence to company standards. This process aims to ensure that developers are using data appropriately.
Google announced that it will discontinue support for the JSON-RPC protocol and Global HTTP Batch. Google had originally planned to discontinue support for both features in 2019, but has now extended the deadline to August 12, 2020. Visit the blog post announcement for migration assistance.
In this presentation of ProgrammableWeb's Developers Rock Podcast, David Berlind, editor in chief of ProgrammableWeb interviews Andrew Lawrence, director of product management at Commerce Cloud at Salesforce. Salesforce Commerce Cloud has launched a newly redesigned API developer portal.
Post Corona, Code for America Looks to Join Devs, Civic Techies and Gov Officials To Transform GovOps
While private sector companies such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, etc. draw closer to perfected digital states, the public sector (government agencies and orgs) are woefully behind. In bringing together developers, civic techies, and government officials, Code for America is hoping to change that.