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One of Solo.io's flagship products, Gloo, is now production-ready as version 1.0. Gloo is a cloud-native API gateway and ingress controller built on Envoy Proxy. Its goal is to connect, secure, and control all application traffic. Solo.io is hosting a demo webinar December 5th.
It's day two at GitHub Universe 2019. Today is all about security. The day two keynote saw many announcements related to securing code including GitHub Security Lab, CodeQL, GitHub Security Advisories, automated security updates, GitHub Advisory Database, token scanning, and more.
GitHub's annual developer conference, GitHub Universe, takes place this week in San Francisco. Per usual, the conference is full of GitHub product news. Particular announcements to note this year include the general availability of Actions and Packages and the beta release of GitHub mobile.
Stripe introduced a CLI. The CLI should eliminate all the back and forth between terminal, code editor and dashboard that developers are accustomed to when developing and testing Stripe integrations. The CLI includes webhook and API log testing as well as API object creation and updates.
Dashdash announced its latest spreadsheet superpower tool. Dashdash templates provide users prebuilt, customizable tools to perform integrated functions directly within a spreadsheet. Templates add to the existing set of Excel automation tools that Dashdash introduced through Instant Integrations.
TomTom just added a new tool to its Maps API. The TomTom Maps Styler allows users to customize their maps to match their intended style and brand. With over 900 stylistic features available, brands can easily manipulate items like color, font, patterns, opacity, and much more.
Microsoft has announced a new Azure Blueprint for SWIFT. The blueprint specifically helps Microsoft enable SWIFT connectivity in the cloud. SWIFT is a provider of secure financial messaging services. Its rapid adoption made it an ideal candidate for an Azure Blueprint.
GitHub announced GitHub Pages is now integrated with the Checks API. This integration replaces the historical method of checking for build errors through the Statuses API. Statuses required developers to wait for an email with error information; whereas, Checks allows troubleshooting along the way.
Arboric, an API manager specifically dedicated to GraphQL, was announced this week. Arboric is open source and free to use. It is currently available in its 0.1 version, which is considered the proof of concept version. By the next version, the team hopes that the core will be production ready.
No single standard exists in the world of extensions. Accordingly, many browser makers have worked to make their extension APIs compatible with each other for ease on developers. However, Google's Manifest v3 will not be backwards compatible and Mozilla isn't on board with all of Google's changes.
The hardware-based blue screen of death is now available for AWS EC2 cloud instances. The API feature, SendDiagnosticInterrupt, was recently added to AWS EC2 specifically for cloud instances where no hardware interrupt button is available for administrators to use in crash/reboot diagnostics.
It's been a big year for Apollo. First, it launched its GraphQL platform. Then, it launched an open-source tool in Apollo Federation. Now, Apollo is adding the open-source technology to its core platform to greater ease usability and adoption of GraphQL in the enterprise through Managed Federation.
The 6.0 release of NativeScript is now available. The latest release includes a specific focus on developer productivity. Accordingly, 6.0 includes AppSync to enable instant app update delivery, the Core Theme v2 release for consistent and attractive UI, improved TabView and much more.
In the most recent Postman release, GraphQL is now supported. This feature has long been requested by Postman users. Postman indicated that GraphQL is the second most requested feature on its GitHub repository. Now, GraphQL is supported in multiple capacities in the early 7.2 Canary channel release.
Angular recently introduced the Architect API as a new feature of Angular CLI version 8. The Architect API provides tools that help schedule and coordinate tasks. The API uses functions that the company calls "builders", which are responsible for the implementation of the tasks.
Google recently introduced Kubernetes Operators which helps admins better author, release and manage applications built on top of Kubernetes. Built specifically with Kubernetes knowledge baked in, Operators work with apps built on top of Kubernetes and managed through the Kubernetes API.
Postman now allows developers to create APIs from directly within the app. Prior to the latest release, 7.1, Postman was an API development tool that allowed certain features to be created within the app, but others outside the app. Now, the entire lifecycle of an API is managed within the app.
Dwolla has long used a ledger based organization system to track funds allocated through the Dwolla API. Now, Dwolla is exposing this functionality through a new API feature it calls Labels. Labels allow developers to track and identify fund allocation without duplicating accounts.
As Progressive Web Apps gained traction a few years ago, Microsoft released an open source tool called the PWABuilder. The tool was designed to help developers transform standard web apps into Progressive Web Apps. Microsoft recently released PWAbuilder 2.0 with new features and a redesign.