The Latest News On The API Economy
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Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in the Science, Cryptocurrency, and Financial categories, among others. Highlights include the Chooch object and facial recognition API and the Dataverse API for research data access. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Are all CPaaSes (Communications Platform as a Service) created alike? Telesign's director of product management Vince Oh thinks not. In this interview with ProgrammableWeb.com editor-in-chief David Berlind, Oh explains how Telesign's parent company gives it a unique competitive advantage.
Facebook is pitching its Off-Facebook Activity feature as the solution to its crushed reputation over transparency and lack of user data control. But, two major questions remain. Will the feature be enough for Facebook critics? Second, what impact will the feature have on the developer community?
Slack has recently announced several upgrades to it’s messaging platform, these upgrades aim to improve communication inside larger organizations. These new enhancements include a new API for creating templated workspaces and a new announcement channel for communicating key information.
Twilio has released a beta version of its Conversations API. The unified API allows developers to aggregate messages across channels (SMS, MMS, Chat, and WhatsApp) into a single conversation. Additionally, administrators can control the conversation and supplement with experiential features.
Google has added some code to Android that suggests support for RCS may be expanded, though to what extent no one truly knows. For now, it’s clear that phone makers will gain access to a new API and, by extension, improved RCS compatibility. Third-party app writers, however, may be out of luck.
Amazon released its AWS Cloud Development Kit last year as a preview. Now, the CDKs for TypeScript and Python are now generally available. The CDK allows administrators to manage their infrastructure using the same language and tools they use to build applications, a move towards DevOps practices.
Microsoft has developed new API standards in an attempt to modernize its portfolio and respond to developer feedback. Microsoft published the first version of the standards and released its first set of SDKs for Azure Storage, Cosmos DB, Key Vault and Event Hubs that comply with the standards.
As government regulators and consumers grapple with the extraordinary control and commercialization that Facebook exerts over personal data, and the extent to which Facebook has abused that privilege, a bigger question looms; what hope exists, if any for the emergence of a legitimate alternative?
Data and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) go hand-in-hand. Application developers connect to endless sorts of data repositories with APIs, and ProgrammableWeb is the source to discover the best ones for their applications. Here we check out the ten most popular Data APIs in our directory.
Fauna announced that the GraphQL API for its FaunaDB database is now generally available. With the massive migration towards GraphQL, Fauna has expanded its already versatile database product with some of the latest serverless technology. Its general availability comes after a successful prerelease.
Akamai has announced the release of Akamai Edge Cloud and an accompanying IoT Edge Connect service. With the announcement of these new tools the company is hoping to “streamline and secure the delivery of data to connected devices and in-application messaging at scale.”
Cloud-based storage has opened up new possibilities for managing and analyzing data. However, not all information stored in the cloud is as easily accessible as it could be. This article looks at the different types of APIs that let you sync to the cloud and have a safe way to access your files.
Event-driven data streaming is gaining popularity and Axway, provider of a hybrid integration and content collaboration platform called AMPLIFY, has announced a new feature, AMPLIFY Streams, that allows any API to be turned into an event-driven data stream without server-side code.
Fugue has evolved its platform and risk manager offerings into one SaaS offering. The new product allows cloud users to manage security and compliance through a single product, streamlining visualization and management of their cloud infrastructure. Access to the Fugue API automates the process.
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.
Last week, Amazon announced a plan to end path-style API requests for its AWS S3 object storage solution starting on September 30, 2020. Currently, Amazon offers S3 users the ability to choose between two URI styles, path-style and virtual-hosted style, and it had decided to retire the former.
MicroBilt has taken the next step in automating and scaling access to its robust suite of consumer data sets. The company consolidated access to its data assets through a developer site and cohesive set of API packages. The APIs cover credit, background check, business verification and collections.
Microsoft kicked off its annual developer conference, Build, yesterday. Most of the day 1 headlines surrounded Microsoft Azure products and services. Azure products making news included Azure IoT Edge, Azure Maps, Azure SQL Database Edge, Azure Data Factory, and Azure Managed Disks.
APIs are some of the best ways to get access to data and to share files—large and small—back and forth between users. But are they the only option out there for businesses to utilize? Depending on what your company does—and what it needs its data for—there are other options instead of APIs.