Fresh off this month’s Net Neutrality Day of Action comes an interesting SDK that looks to do its part to preserve net neutrality. AnchorFree, a provider of a freemium based virtual private network (VPN) has announced an SDK that claims to protect apps so internet service providers can’t throttle traffic. The FCC does not currently support net neutrality which is the principle that Internet service providers should enable equal access to content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites. The SDK lets companies send their traffic through AnchorFree’s servers via their Hotspot Shield VPN product, thus blocking ISPs from tracking user data or censoring or throttling traffic.
Lastly, Atlassian announced the Commit API that lets developers integrate Bitbucket Cloud into external services and retrieve information that is normally accessible in the command line or commit. Features of the API include:
- Read and write access to files and directories at any point in the repository history (by specifying commit, tag, or branch name) using only authenticated HTTP requests.
- Add-ons can perform previously unavailable actions such as creating and reading files, and creating and reading commits.
- It is repository agnostic, so add-ons can be created for all Bitbucket users