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Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including File Sharing, Humor, and Travel. Highlights include an API for detecting sentiment and sarcasm in text, and an API for determining language about travel from search queries. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
ProgrammableWeb's Most Clicked, Shared and Talked About APIs of 2018: Application Development and Developer Tools
This segment of the past year's Most Clicked, Shared and Talked About APIs added to ProgrammableWeb covers the Application Development, DevOps, and Developer Tools areas. Tools and technology that helps make a developer's life easier, including APIs from Google, GitHub, and AWS, are included.
Recent development plans have signaled the potential end of Android Beam. Beam is Android's NFC feature for sharing small files via the tap of two phones. Developer notes show the Android Beam API is being deprecated. Further, Android Beam will be turned off by default starting with Android Q.
Box has announced the general availability of Box Skills Kit, a framework for AI integration that provides developers with powerful ways to use AI to analyze and enhance users content on Box. The company also announced partnerships that aim to simplify the design and implementation of Box Skills.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Blockchain, Location, and File-Sharing. Featured is an API from the US Department of Veterans Affairs for Veteran health data, and an API that tracks user location using artificial intelligence.
Kong, the API platform formerly known as Mashape, recently announced the launch of Kong Cloud. This new service targets organizations that want the API Management capabilities of Kong Enterprise, but don't want the burden of managing the software itself.
Amazon has largely rewritten its AWS SDK for Java. Although it is a rewrite from 1.11.x, Amazon used the same JVM so that developers don't have to migrate an entire product over to 2.x. Amazon focused on consistency, immutability, and ease of use in the rewrite. 2.x includes many requested features.
Zype has announced the release of video analytics APIs that allow users to create custom views around video stream hours, impressions, and devices used. The APIs aim to further the company’s vision of connecting content owners directly with their audiences.
Microsoft took its next step in protecting user data by making two products available for public preview under the confidential computing project. The DC-series virtual machines and Open Enclave SDK have completed private betas and are ready for public preview. The goal is to protect data in use.
Adobe has announced the integration of Magento Commerce Cloud with Adobe Experience Cloud and the company has released Magento version 2.3. The latest version of Magento includes new Bulk APIs, Asynchronous APIs, and a new GraphQL implementation.
Google is testing its Cloud Inference API in an alpha release. The API allows developers to index and load datasets from multiple data sources from Google Cloud Storage, execute inference queries over loaded datasets, unload or cancel datasets, and get status updates for datasets sent to processing.
Arcentry, provider of cloud infrastructure diagrams, has opened up an API to its diagram building software. Now, cloud and open source diagrams are programmable from third party apps. Diagrams can be created, changed, and deleted in real-time through integrated apps.
A recent issue has brought to light the lack of customer service provided by Google Cloud Platform. Google has promised to improve yet the same issues appear to be commonplace. Anyone looking for a platform upon which to run production products has a serious reason to pause when considering GCP.
Red Hat has announced the availability of Red Hat Fuse 7 which includes more than 50 new connectors and a new browser-based, graphical interface that features low-code drag-and-drop capabilities. The company has also introduced Fuse Online, a new low-code integration platform that is fully hosted.
Jitterbit has launched the Summer '18 version of its Harmony integration Platform as a Service solution. The latest release ensures that its 500 pre-built integrations include the most up to date enterprise cloud solutions that users can utilize in a low-code, click-based environment.
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.
These days if your business isn’t using a public cloud vendor then you’re likely to be behind. Deciding on which cloud platform to use can be daunting but three of the leading providers offer a free tier that allows you to give them a test run before sinking a portion of your budget into one.
To help AWS customers handle credentials more securely, Amazon last week announced AWS Secrets Manager, a new service that allows AWS customers to store and retrieve passwords, OAuth credentials, binary data, and other types of secrets, such as API keys, via an API or the AWS CLI.