Just about every web developer must now be comfortable at least consuming APIs, if not creating them. This trend now shows itself in job titles including "API" and "mashup," and more often in the requirements and experience section of job listings.
Single Sign On is a mechanism that creates the feeling of a single ecosystem across multiple services for a user by sharing key elements of an identity. SSO can provide users with a better experience and can result in cost savings. This article looks at how Intuit implements OpenID 2.0 as their SSO.
Apple recently introduced a new addition to its DeviceCheck services: the App Attest API. The App Attest API generates a cryptographic key on a device that is used to validate the integrity of an app before a server provides sensitive data access. An Apple server is used instead.