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IBM has introduced OpenAPI Comment Parser. The new offering brings API reference creation and code development into the same environment. The theory is that API references will improve, and stay updated, if developers don’t have to bounce back and forth between their code and the API reference.
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.
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.
Thirty-two APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Data, Documents, and Financial. Highlights include an API for business records fiscalization, and API for data dashboards, and APIs from Precisely for data accuracy. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
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.
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.
Zoom has updated its iOS app to stop sending specific data to Facebook. Zoom's announcement came after Motherboard reported that data such as timezone, city, device details, etc. were sent to Facebook. This sharing came from Zoom's use of the Facebook SDK, which it will now stop.
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.
OpenWater is opening up its software platform to third party developers. Through the OpenWater SDK and API, third parties can directly integrate application and review management to their list of services. Prior to the API and SDK, users had to outsource the process to OpenWater.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has finalized two rules aimed at delivering US patients better access to their own health data. Two different departments under HHS (ONC and CMS) have issued these rules, and both rules require the use of APIs for easier patient access to data.
Facebook has filed a lawsuit against OneAudience. The lawsuit alleges that OneAudience paid app developers to embed its SDK on applications that collected personal data from users on Twitter, Facebook, and Google. Facebook and Twitter both exposed the company's practices in November 2019.
Four51 has redesigned and relaunched its OrderCloud.io developer portal. The new portal was rebuilt from the ground up with key features including a UI designed for developers and non developers, persistent tabs, document searchability, and open sourced documentation available at Github.
In this episode of ProgrammableWeb's Developers Rock podcast, ProgrammableWeb's David Berlind and Bob Reselman talk GraphQL with Geoff Schmidt, co-founder of Apollo GraphQL; the leading solution provider for standing-up GraphQL-based APIs. Federation of "the graphs" was one of the many topics.
Twilio has released its annual State of Customer Engagement Report and to find out more about the report and the trends that it spotlights, ProgrammableWeb's editor-in-chief David Berlind captured a video interview with Al Cook, the company's Vice President and General Manager of AI
If you're trying to build a highly usable developer tool, then a proper Command Line Interface (CLI) to interface with your API is paramount. This article outlines what we found to be best practices among other CLI tools and developers' needs when it comes to building a proper CLI.