David Engel and Brian Rucker found themselves wondering about mobile versions of websites. The system they built to detect whether mobile sites are displayed for five mobile operating systems is now available as the Company Data Trees Mobile Website Detection API and is the first "branch" of their new venture, Company Data Trees. When Engel and Rucker ran the top 200 sites (according to Alexa), they found about half have no mobile site, including LinkedIn and PayPal.
OpenID and OAuth 2.0, two open standards that are commonly used to allow users to log into a website using credentials from another website, have been in the spotlight over the past several weeks following the publication of a security flaw that could allow attackers to obtain user data.
This week, Amazon announced the launch of a new Route 53 Auto Naming API that allows developers to automate the registration of DNS for microservices. According to Amazon, "The new API simplifies the management of DNS names and health checks for microservices that run on top of AWS."