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Handling API calls in the cloud with a service like AWS Lambda is one of the latest ways enterprises try to save on resources. In theory, you can save a ton of money. But be careful. Costs for API calls can mount up, sometimes leaving you with a cloud computing bill ten times the size you expected.
We bring you a holiday edition of the API news that we weren't able to cover. Today's news includes a new version of the AWS Java SDK, Facebook offering an explanation to developers regarding a recent change to the Graph API, and extension to the Azure Text Analytics API and more.
Platform as a Service (PaaS) is widely considered to be the ideal way to get your applications to the cloud. Google with its App Engine product was among the first off the blocks and the last few years have seen steady fixes and enhancements to the platform.
Laravel is one of the most used PHP frameworks for projects of all scopes. The framework is versatile and supported by a passionate community of developers and users. In this tutorial, you'll go through the steps required to set up a Laravel-powered LAMP stack on a cloud server running Ubuntu.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Stocks, WebRTC, Banking, and Air Travel. Highlights include the Google Cloud Functions API, Rackspace RackConnect v3 API, and Mapwize indoor mapping API. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Serverless architectures have been gaining wide traction among developers over the last couple of years. This article is a technical tutorial on getting started with Google Cloud Functions, the serverless offering on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) which entered beta at the recent Cloud Next 2017.
The API platform extends the company's cloud integration capabilities. With a goal of delivering capabilities for designing, prototyping, documenting, testing, and managing the proliferation of APIs, Oracle integrated Oracle tools with capabilities gained through its recent Apiary acquisition.
At the Google Cloud Next event in London this week Google offered updates to both its Google Cloud Natural Language API and Google Cloud Spanner. The former gained a bevy of new languages and tools, while the latter graduated from beta status to general availability. Here's what you need to know.
Cloudways is a managed cloud hosting platform; Slack chatbots are capable of handling automatic messages. This tutorial by Ahmed Khan on the Cloudways blog shows readers how to create a Slack chatbot and connect it with the Cloudways API to automate tasks for a Cloudways hosted server.
Microsoft recently announced a number of API changes and updates to its Azure Storage Service. Specific API changes affect the Put Message API, Files API, and Table Storage APIs. Additionally, Microsoft introduced a new Incremental Copy Blob API for efficient copying and backup of blog snapshots.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that the AWS Price List API now provides pricing information for all available AWS services. AWS also announced customers can sign up to receive API notifications for AWS services information such as price cuts, new services, and instance types.
The Cloud Foundry Foundation built a team to develop a new Service Broker API. The team includes individuals from tech industry leaders who will come together to build a single API that provides services to apps running on cloud native platforms. The project hopes for a new industry standard.
Google has introduced App Maker, a low-code enterprise application development tool. Developers can use App Maker to build applications without the need to write extensive amounts of code. Google App Maker offers programmatic access to Google Cloud Services and APIs as well as third-party APIs.
Amazon made several significant new features available to its AWS Mobile Hub this month that should make it easier for developers to tap into cloud-based APIs. The tools include a Cloud Logic function, user sign-in tweaks, user management options, and seamless SaaS integration.
Nineteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Cloud, Banking, and Mapping. Included today are several APIs from TomTom for navigation and APIs for Google Cloud Stackdriver platform. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Mertech has announced its latest SaaSification tool: THRIFTLY.IO. THRIFTLY allows developers to maintain the functionality of legacy Windows apps, but provide API access to such apps for easier consumption in mobile and cloud-based formats. No additional coding for API setup is needed with THRIFTLY.
DropBox recently sat down with Gordon Wintrob over at getputpost.io to reveal how they built their APIs from primitive beginnings to handling over 500 billion calls a year. The Dropbox API lets you work with files, do full-text search and manage file and folder sharing.
This is the third article of a three-part series on building a custom application with Box Platform. Part 1 of our series took a look at common Box Platform usage patterns and explored how and why you would use Box Content API in your apps. Part 2 of our series took a close look at the reference
Applications have not historically been designed to leverage third party cloud services. With the rise of cloud platforms has come new ways of managing and deploying applications in the cloud. The floodgates are open, and services are emerging to complement the capabilities of these cloud platforms.
This tutorial from the FINRA Technology website explains how even novice developers can create a basic REST service for evaluating whether a number is a prime or not. The service is built using automated computing service AWS Lambda, as well as AWS API Gateway and IAM for authentication.