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At ProgrammableWeb we've been paying attention to the explosive growth and interest in serverless technologies (E.g. Amazon's Lambda, Google's Google Cloud Functions, and Microsot's Azure Functions). Even Twilio got into the game with its highly specialized serverless offering for Twilio developers.
Mapbox has launched the Mapbox Optimization API, a new API that developers can use to build applications with optimized multi-stop itineraries. The API returns the optimal order for making stops to up to 12 locations. The Mapbox Navigation SDK for both iOS and Android has also been updated.
TeleSign has greatly enhanced the iOS SDK for its App Verify service. The SDK allows app developers to handle verification completely in the background without multiple steps required for an onboarding user. By simply entering a phone number, the app exchanges with the phone for verification.
Zenedge has launched Zenedge API Security, a product designed to protect APIs from DDoS attacks and malicious bots. The product uses advanced algorithms to make sure API requests are legitimate. Zenedge API Security includes a proprietary native SDK for use with Web and mobile applications.
WebKit open source Web browser engine has announced that it now has a full WebAssembly implementation. WebAssembly is a new portable format used for compilation to the Web. Now that WebKit has a full wasm implementation, the Safari browser should also soon support the format.
Just yesterday, over 5000 developers gathered at the San Jose Convention Center for Apple’s WWDC 2017. In addition to the usual hardware overhauls and new products, Apple also announced some new APIs. These APIs include the MusicKit API, Core ML API, and the ARKit API.
Salesforce has introduced a new Apex Metadata API for Force.com to help developers build self-configuring applications, upgrade scripts, and custom set-up user interfaces. The API allows applications to enable capabilities such as retrieve metadata synchronously and set up a callback on completion.
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.
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.
IBM has announced that new capabilities have been added to IBM Bluemix OpenWhisk including a new API Gateway and automatic configuration of external endpoints. The new capabilities aim to make it easier and more secure for developers to connect event-driven programming with outside data and systems.
GitLab is a tool that helps teams to work cohesively and collaboratively across a singular platform. JIRA is a project management tool for planning, tracking, and releasing software. In this article, we dive into how to integrate GitLab with JIRA, and look at the advantages of this integration.
During MuleSoft's annual conference in San Francisco, the company announced the June 2017 "Crowd" release of its Anypoint Platform. The new version is designed to help organizations capitalize on the re-usability of developer assets like APIs by making them easier to promote, discover, and consume.
At F8 -- Facebook's annual developer conference -- the company's engineers announced a new version of React with a core designed to optimize the performance of applications that are written with the framework. The new core, React Fiber, is better at scheduling tasks based on what the user is doing.
GitHub has announced that its Developer Program is now open to all developers regardless of whether they have a paid or free GitHub account. GitHub has also now divided its Developer Program into three participation levels with each level providing an increasing number of benefits.
With well more than half of the Web's traffic now starting with a mobile device of some sort, Google is looking to keep the pressure on when it comes to improving the performance of mobile Web apps. So, now it's starting a certification program so developers can prove their proficiency to customers.
Nearly every app starts as a monolith. But as the codebase grows, the app can become hard to understand for new developers and one small change in one part of the system can have unexpected effects in other places. This is where having a service-based architecture can help.
The rails-api library has been abandoned since it was merged into Rails 5. That means developers with rails-api apps need to move them to Rails 5. Aaron Gray over at his blog shows you how. First off, you’re going to want to create a new Git branch to commit your update changes while you’re working.
NodeSource has announced the general availability of its Certified Modules for Node.js. NodeSource Certified Modules provides an evaluation of publicly available Node.js modules to ensure that each module meets specific criteria related to security, license compliance, and package integrity.
Identity management platform provider Okta has acquired Stormpath, a user management API provider. Now developers using Stormpath APIs and SDKs have until 8/17/2017 to migrate to Okta or another identity management platform. The acquisition of Stormpath demonstrates the risk of using startup APIs.
Google says Android Studio 2.3 is all about the little things. The company took pains to clean up its Android app developer platform while also introducing a small number of new features and tools. The result, hopes Google, will be happier developers and better apps for Android smartphones.