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Amazon this week announced that it has added support for S3 Select in the AWS SDK for Ruby. Amazon S3 Select allows developers to retrieve subsets of data from objects stored in S3 using simple SQL expressions. The AWS SDK for Ruby now allows developers to use the S3 #select_object_content API.
Dropbox recently released v2 of its Team Events API. The Team Events API is part of Dropbox Business and allows users to track activity within Dropbox. The API has been completely rewritten from v1, and includes over 300 events that users can access through the activity log.
Box has introduced its upcoming new product Box Skills, a framework that makes it possible to take applications of machine learning to content stored within the Box platform. Box has also introduced the Box Skills Kit which is essentially an SDK that developers can use to build custom skills.
After a year plus deprecation period and one extension to the official cutoff date, Dropbox has officially retired the Dropbox API v1. v2 has been live for quite some time and Dropbox has been promoting its consistency, simplicity, and scalability to entice developers to move to the new platform.
Dropbox has launched the DBX Platform, a suite of APIs and developer tools for building new capabilities on top of Dropbox. The company has also launched two new APIs; Metadata API and File Requests API. Both APIs are built on Dropbox API V2, the revamped API that replaces Dropbox API V1.
Microsoft recently announced a number of API changes and updates to its Azure Storage Service. Specific API changes affect the Put Message API, Files API, and Table Storage APIs. Additionally, Microsoft introduced a new Incremental Copy Blob API for efficient copying and backup of blog snapshots.
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.
Dropbox has officially deprecated the Dropbox API v1. While Dropbox encourages developers to transition to v2, and start all new builds with v2, v1 will remain available until June 28, 2017. However, all new features will be added solely to v2. The deprecation includes both Core and Business APIs.
DuraSpace has announced that the Fedora community is currently working on the initial phases of drafting a Fedora RESTful API specification that is better aligned with W3C and other modern standards such as the Linked Data Platform (LDP), Memento, WebAccessControl, and Fixity on ingest.
Last year Dropbox announced a preview of the new Dropbox API v2. The new version simplified the Dropbox developer experience. In hopes to move toward a more simplified platform, Dropbox also announced deprecation of its Sync and Datastore APIs.
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.
Amazon has announced the availability of Amazon Aurora, a MySQL-compatible, relational database engine designed to be highly scalable and extremely fast.
Google Cloud Storage Nearline goes GA with Save and Switch program, On Demand I/O and Cloud Storage Transfer Service to ease migration.
3DIAX platform offers secure storage and developer tools, via API, as well as full access to Authentise's Design Streaming and Print Monitoring tools for 3D files.
We've added 6 APIs to the directory today in Email, Storage, and Collaboration categories, among others. Also added were client libraries for Amazon MWS and CareerBuilder APIs.
Google has enabled a new feature to the Google Calendar API that enables users to attach Google Drive files to an event. A simple two-step process adds any Drive file to an event.
Dropbox has released a new API endpoint that allows file uploads using only a URL. Similar to Dropbox Saver, the endpoint eliminates the need for file download.
Dropbox made numerous announcements last week aimed at the enterprise and developer communities. Integration, security and administration are key to new releases.