July 8, 2019
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Last week Amazon announced that it is adding cooking capabilities to the Smart Home Skill API, which enables Alexa to control and check the status of cloud-connected devices. Initially, the API will be extended to allow Alexa to control microwave ovens but support for other devices is coming.
If it's your own system, it's okay, right? If you have been following APIs for a while, you know at the back of your mind that there must be an API to do almost anything in today’s world of interconnected systems. Once in a while though we do get hit by APIs that do something out of the normal. How about a cloud-powered API that tests your network vulnerability? Well, Thoughtcrime Labs, the developers behind CloudCracker have released their CloudCracker API to help you do just that.
Video conferencing is one of those killer applications that a lot of people get initially excited about, but wind up seldom using. The reason for this ranges from everything from a lack of interoperability standards to the fact that setting up an appointment to walking down the hall to a another room to use a video conferencing system is more trouble than it’s worth, especially when the setting up of that video conferencing session usually requires an administrator or someone from IT to actually set up.