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In this article Dave Gray looks at a few key API strategies for on-prem and SaaS software providers that, thoughtfully executed, will enable your API users to be creative, empower them to customize their own experience, and maybe even encourage them to engage and share their experiences with you.
GitHub has rebuilt its desktop Git app from the ground up and has released the new GitHub Desktop Beta. The company also released the GitHub package for Atom which allows users to perform common Git operations from within the editor such as stage whole files or individual lines, and create commits.
Video sharing platform Vimeo plans on adding the tus resumable upload protocol to its API in late 2017. The addition of tus to the Vimeo API will allow developers to build applications that provide new ways to upload videos and allow users to upload videos to Vimeo in multiple sessions.
A few years ago when Brigham Young students wanted to create a site based on university data, they were forced to scrape the university's website. Now BYU has launched a university-wide API and is about to launch a developer portal. David Raths explains what the future holds for APIs at BYU.
Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Security, Background, and Messaging. Also new to the directory are SDKs including ABBYY Real-Time Recognition SDK, which allows smartphones to perform instant OCR. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
A pair of stories surfaced this week that serve as important reminders of how complicated, nuanced, and difficult API security really is. Even the biggest companies with the deepest pockets can't possibly be perfect when it comes to the security of their various API offerings and solutions.
Nvidia has released Audio and 360 Video SDKs to help simplify VR development. The NVIDIA VRWorks Audio SDK delivers realistic audio in VR environments. The NVIDIA VRWorks 360 Video SDK allows developers to capture and stitch together video feeds into a single 360-degree panoramic video.
Parasoft, maker of the SOAtest API testing tool, announced a number of enhancements to the tool. A thin client interface, enhanced workflows, and Shift-left performance testing headline the updates. The overarching goal of the updates is to provide quicker, broader access to data.
The Web of Things working group, part of the W3C, has gathered many big players in the IoT space to standardize on semantic interoperability based on Linked Data and APIs. The goal is to describe things in a way that developers don't have to know the details or underlying communication patterns.
Microsoft continued its expansion of its Graph API portfolio with multiple API announcements at its latest Build developer conference. Specific API announcements include updates to SharePoint, OneNote, Planner, and translator APIs. Additionally, new Insights APIs were announced.
Seven months ago Lyft announced Envoy, an L7 proxy and communication bus. It acts as a "service mesh" substrate that provides common utilities such as service discovery, load balancing, and more to heterogeneous application architectures. Lyft describes what they've learned in the ensuing months.
Roughly a year and a half after Unsplash began opening its API to third parties, the company has opened the floodgates to its API. The company boldly opened up the API that the photo community Web app currently runs on. Further, API access is totally unrestricted and completely free.
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Data, Finance, and E-Signatures. Highlights today include IBM QISKit for working with IBM Quantum Experience hardware and an API from eWise for financial spending data analysis. Here's a look at what's new.
IBM recently announced that it has open sourced its API Microgateway. The API Microgateway is a programmable API gateway that aims to help developers secure and control both microservices and APIs. It helps developers publish existing services as APIs or create new APIs from existing data sources.
RiskIQ announced API updates to its cyber event investigation platform: PassiveTotal. The updates include the addition of projects and monitoring. Projects allow users to organize investigations within third party security infrastructure. Monitoring provides alert and response capability.
We all know you should make your API backward-compatible. But how about forward-compatible? Being careful to make sure your API design will be consistent with future changes that you don’t know you’ll make yet. Adam Bar gives you eight steps he’s learned in order to make it a reality.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Photos, Healthcare and Artificial Intelligence. Featured today is an API for 3D modeling marketplace CGTRader, and the Hayo smart home remote control API. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
In a world of monolithic web frameworks, Express.js offers an alternative. It is described as a "fast, unopinionated, minimalist server-side web framework for Node.js." and strives to make web application development for Node.js easier. This article breaks down exactly how Express works.
At the Google Cloud Next event in London this week Google offered updates to both its Google Cloud Natural Language API and Google Cloud Spanner. The former gained a bevy of new languages and tools, while the latter graduated from beta status to general availability. Here's what you need to know.
Yelp added GraphQL support for its Fusion API. GraphQL, a graph query language, allows developers to request specific data in a single query, rather than multiple API calls through the API. GraphQL is currently in Beta. To use with Yelp, developers need to join Yelp's new Developer Beta Program.