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It was only a matter of time before the idea of a free VPN started to get traction. There's one from Opera for Opera users (that only works on browser traffic). Now, there's another from ProtonMail. How long will it be before Google offers one? And what database should you be spending time with?
Twenty Two APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including News Services, Location, Database, and Music. Highlights today include several APIs for using OpenStack open source software tools for cloud computing. Here's a look at the latest additions.
After a year-long retirement phase, Parse has officially shutdown. A popular Backend as a Service platform, Parse shot to fame in the developer community quickly after its founding in 2011. Facebook acquired Parse in 2013, but Facebook directed resources elsewhere starting in early 2016.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Payments, Semantic Web, Augmented Reality, Bitcoin and Chat. One highlight featured today is the Aerospike API which integrates applications with a NoSQL database. Here's a look at what's new.
Realm, a mobile-first application development startup, recently announced the release of a new service tier. The Professional Edition aims to bridge the gap between the free developer-edition and the enterprise edition which had been previously offered.
This article is part of a 10-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2016. Big Data and Data Analytics APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
PipelineDB announced a developer preview of a new realtime analytics-as-a-service API: Stride. Stride delivers high capacity, realtime analytics through a simple, straightforward API. Users need not invest in costly, cumbersome infrastructure traditionally required for high-end analytics.
Google has released gRPC 1.0, a universal RPC Framework that can be used to build performance-oriented web applications. gRPC is based on Stubby, a single general-purpose RPC infrastructure used by Google for many years. gRPC 1.0 is a GA release and can be considered production ready.
Last month, Pantheon.io, a website management platform for Drupal and WordPress websites, announced it is making New Relic’s APM Pro product available to all sites on the platform for free, regardless of service level. This is a huge benefit to dev teams and site owners who value the performance
Realm has announced the release of Realm version 1.0 which includes an updated Realm API, fine-grained notifications, and support for Apple’s Swift language. The company also announced that Realm now provides technology infrastructure to applications used by one billion people and businesses.
Google announced a complete rebuild of its Cloud Datastore API. The update provides an entirely new platform for cross-platform access to its NoSQL database. Google reports better performance and reliability during tests of the new offer. v1beta2 will remain available for 6 months.
Today's developers have a vast array of databases and APIs upon which to build their products. Developing a data extraction framework for integrating the various data sources that can survive changes over time is a challenge however. This article looks at best practices for such integrations.
This tutorial by Leo Gonsalves on Techarena51 describes the steps necessary to build a simple database-driven RESTful JSON API with full CRUD capabilities. The tutorial is written for Python 3 using the Flask web framework, providing all of the relevant code and as well as an instruction video.
APImetrics’ second API Performance Report highlights the importance of considering end-user location and intended platform before selecting a cloud services provider. Facebook’s performance was affected by the September outages, which put it behind Twitter and Tumblr for speed and reliability.
Runscope has announced the launch of Live Traffic Alerts, an API monitoring solution that is capable of catching call failures and exceptions in near real time.
Pivotal has announced the contribution of the HAWQ analytics engine and MADlib parallel machine learning library to the Apache Software Foundation.
One gap in Google's Cloud Platform had to do with the performance and cost of bandwidth hungry apps. Now, Google is partnering with CDNs to offer better options for developers.
Like Apache's Thrift, Google's Protocol Buffers gives API developers an option for binary payload serialization. This article explains how to enable .NET Web APIs for ProtoBuffers.
Smoke Reports released an API for access to the cannabis industry's largest product database. Data includes seed company, strain, producer, product and batch.