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MapQuest is Retiring its JavaScript Maps API

The MapQuest JavaScript Maps API, both Licensed and Open, will be retired on June 5, 2018. The recently released MapQuest.js JavaScript library is the replacement for the existing JavaScript API. The company has published a migration guide for developers and is also offering paid migration packages.

Google Officially Retires Hangouts API

As announced earlier this year, Google officially retired the Hangouts API. As Hangouts is repositioned for enterprise use, the need for some of the social, consumer focused video features of the API are no longer a priority. Accordingly, the end of the API was first announced and now realized.

Oracle Buys Apiary to Bolster API Roster

Oracle today said it has agreed to acquire Apiary, the company behind the APIFlow framework. Oracle says the deal will help it offer developers the most complete, cloud-based API creation and management platform in the market. Apiary has helped companies create hundreds of thousands of APIs.

The Sun Finally Sets on the Google Earth API

Over two years after Google originally announced the end of the Google Earth API, Google will finally sunset the API today. January 11, 2017 is the official sunset date that many had hoped Google would continue to delay. The popular API is based on the outdated NPAPI plugin framework.

AWS Mobile Hub Packs In New Developer Tools

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.