The Latest News On The API Economy
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Platforms as Services (PaaS) are garnering a lot of attention from developers and enterprises these days for a lot of reasons. Knowing that language flexibility is core to PaaS success, Google has the most popular languages covered in Google App Engine now that it has added support for .NET and PHP.
Today, Box released a number of developer tools that overhaul its developer experience for greater access and flexibility with the Box platform. An API Navigator, API explorer, and new crowd-sourced API docs provide developers with a suite of methods to access the Box platform with 3rd party apps.
Built.io, a technology provider with digital solutions that enable organizations to create, connect and scale applications across mobile, Web and IoT – today announced Built.io Flow On-Prem, a new deployment option and architecture for its integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) Built.io Flow.
In the business landscape, competition is at an all-time high. There are innovations and opportunities to use APIs to develop new apps and empower businesses. Personalization is an area where businesses can gain an advantage and using the following four APIs can get you started quickly.
Box introduced the "All New Box" throughout the week at its BoxWorks conference. The launch includes many developer focused features that pitch Box as a single place for all company content. Highlights to accomplish this goal include new APIs to access content and updated developer tools.
Cloud communications platform Twilio, which offers a suite of APIs for text messaging, VoIP and voice, has filed its S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), setting the stage for the company to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering (IPO).
Vonage today announced that it is acquiring communications platform-as-a-service provider Nexmo in a cash and stock deal valued at $230 million. Nexmo counts some 350 customers and over 100,000 registered developers, and says that it is processing 5 billion API calls every year.
This weekend, customer support software provider Freshdesk rolled out the latest version of its API. The Freshdesk API v2.0 aims to make it easier for developers to integrate with Freshdesk and offers developers access to features and functionality not available in the existing version of the API.
According to the second annual IoT Developer Survey, security is the top concern of IoT developers. The survey, which polled 528 IoT developers, was conducted by the Eclipse IoT Working Group in partnership with the IEEE IoT and the AGILE-IoT research project and identified key IoT trends.
Since the Heroku Platform API v3 hit the market over two years ago, Heroku has announced the official sunset date for v2. On April 15, Heroku will no longer provide access to v2. Prior to the 15th, Heroku will stop supporting auth in query string for security purposes. Prompt migration is necessary.
Cloud orchestration platform provider Engine Yard has released a new "Core API" that will eventually replace its existing API. The new API has been used internally by the company and reached a level of maturity and stability that made the company comfortable making it available to customers.
Node.js allows the building of applications that handle executions on the server-side, offering an advanced feature set not always accessible with client-side scripting. Here, Niklas Heidloff explains how to deploy an API via Node to IBM’s Cloud Foundry-based PaaS, IBM Bluemix.
Facebook-owned backend-as-a-service (BaaS) platform provider Parse today announced a partnership with platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider Heroku.
Box announced the general availability of its new Box Developer Platform. The platform provides the ability to create third party apps directly in the Box ecosystem.
G2 Crowd released its fall 2015 PaaS Grid. The top score went to Microsoft Azure. Heroku and OpenShift joined Microsoft Azure in the Leaders quadrant.
In just 18 months, back-end service provider Playblazer has grown its user base to 23 million game players, who have generated over 2.3 billion API calls on Azure.
Six APIs were added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in Writing and Customer Service categories, among others. Also added were several libraries for use with the DocuSign API.
Forrester Research has announced the findings of a study it conducted, predicting that international spending on API management solutions will exceed $1 billion per year by 2020.