Last week, Facebook announced its acquisition of Giphy. The Giphy team will become part of Instagram which has enjoyed API integration with Giphy for quite some time. The question becomes, how will app integrations outside of the Facebook family be impacted by the acquisition?
Amazon just announced more than two dozen new and updated resource types for AWS CloudFormation. CloudFormation templates can now be used to configure and provision a number of AWS products including CodePipeline, API Gateway, AWS Lambda, Elasticsearch Service, AWS IAM and more.
Last weekend at the AT&T Mobile Hackathon I had a pleasure of checking out the MongoLab's MongoDB service. In short: it was a delight to work with. I fell in love with that technology. It worked exactly the way I thought--MongoDB architects got it right. After spending a good part of the day fighting my hibernate configuration in JUnit I was pleasantly surprised when I saw that Mongo keeps their documentation and design accessible with plan old object and simple REST calls to its MongoLab API.