The Google Firebase Database Quickstart Java Sample Code by Google demonstrates how to add the Firebase database in Android apps. Its deployment starts with the addition Firebase into an Android project, followed by the Firebase Console login and email/password authentication.
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.
The British government is opening up a wealth of UK government-held non-personal data with the official opening of data.gov.uk. Created with the help of Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, data.gov.uk will publish government data using the Resource Description Framework (RDF) data model, making it easily accessible from a wide variety of mashups.
Xero, cloud accounting software provider, has expanded its Payroll product to integrate with other applications via the Payroll API. The Payroll API allows developers to build add-on apps to work alongside Xero products, or integrate Xero functionality into existing apps and workflows. Xero's target audience remains in the SMB space who typically cannot afford massive onsite, dedicated ERP and accounting software packages.