The Latest News On The API Economy
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Many software testers get by with a small toolset but testing an API requires expanding on that. New tools emerge and others go out of fashion every day, but at least we can make a list of what is relevant right now. Here are some suggestions to help your process of choosing an API testing tool.
Salesforce has simplified its Bulk API. A Bulk transfer job in v2 reduces the number of steps required by the user. Because Salesforce is handling batching in v2, the API user no longer has to break data into batches for upload. Salesforce also introduced new features and simplified limits.
Xillio has been providing content migration and integration services since 2004. Now, the company has announced an API that aims to serve developers as the unified interface between content repositories and apps. Instead of learning each repository's API, the Xillio API provides the connection.
FullContact has announced the release of its Next Generation Platform and new Enrich API. The API makes it possible for organizations to gain a 360-degree view of their contacts. The latest release of the platform includes advanced querying capabilities and security improvements.
Ten APIs have recently been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Sales, Screenshots, Automobiles, Payments, Documents and Astrology. Also new to the directory is the Mastercard Blockchain Core API. Here's a rundown of the latest additions for developers.
Graphcool has extended its API via a new function: resolver. The resolver function extends the Grapcool API to 3rd party APIs and microservices. Graphcool pitches the function as one of its most powerful tools and expects it to simply integration with authentication services and third party APIs.
Although Igloo already promoted a number of automated integrations with popular apps like Dropbox, box, G Suite, and others; Igloo stopped short of completely opening its digital workplace framework to the entire developer community. That has now changed, along with full support.
A whopping 34 more APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Financial, Weather, and Tools. A bulk of the new additions are from NeutrinoAPI, which provides tools that solve application development problems. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Our API Testing Series continues with a look at two command line tools – HTTPie and curl. Both of these tools are ideal for exploration. Along the way you will create a couple of API tests running against the Trello API, which is a real API with formal authentication tokens.
Consumers are interacting with retailers through an ever increasing range of channels. New channels are emerging all the time and a retailer that wants to stay ahead of the game needs to adopt an API-ready approach to make integrating those new touchpoints quick and painless.
CloudRail's universal API that enables developers to integrate multiple APIs into their app through the use of CloudRail's single, universal API has added support for Xamarin. CloudRail envisions replacing Xamarin's current Components method of integrating APIs into its app partners.
Kubernetes 1.7 was recently announced with a focus on extensibility. The key 1.7 addition enabling such extensibility is the addition of API aggregation at runtime. Users can now add their own, or third party APIs, to their Kubernetes clusters. Prior to 1.7, users were limited to Kubernetes APIs.
Salesforce has introduced a new Apex Metadata API for Force.com to help developers build self-configuring applications, upgrade scripts, and custom set-up user interfaces. The API allows applications to enable capabilities such as retrieve metadata synchronously and set up a callback on completion.
GitHub announced a number of new tools within its developer toolset. V4 of its API, the GitHub Marketplace and GitHub Apps highlight the announcements. V4 marks a significant transition as GitHub's core API is now the GitHub GraphQL API. The new version is far more flexible than previous versions.
Parasoft, maker of the SOAtest API testing tool, announced a number of enhancements to the tool. A thin client interface, enhanced workflows, and Shift-left performance testing headline the updates. The overarching goal of the updates is to provide quicker, broader access to data.
Microsoft continued its expansion of its Graph API portfolio with multiple API announcements at its latest Build developer conference. Specific API announcements include updates to SharePoint, OneNote, Planner, and translator APIs. Additionally, new Insights APIs were announced.
Yelp added GraphQL support for its Fusion API. GraphQL, a graph query language, allows developers to request specific data in a single query, rather than multiple API calls through the API. GraphQL is currently in Beta. To use with Yelp, developers need to join Yelp's new Developer Beta Program.
This week, Amazon announced Subscribe with Amazon. The offering is a subscription service for sellers of digital products and services. Through a series of APIs, subscription sellers can use Amazon infrastructure to offer products and services on monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis.