The Stellar Ruby SDK by Stellar offers a financial application development platform designed for Ruby applications. It requires libsodium, installable via brew install libsodium on OS X.
Please note: the library is very early and incomplete. The examples provided do not currently work.
Amazon has announced the general availability of its Sumerian AWS service, a solution for building virtual reality, augmented reality and 3D applications. According to Amazon, Sumerian requires no special skills to use and is "the fastest and easiest way to create VR, AR, and 3D experiences."
With The AP releasing an updated version of its Elections API earlier this year, news organisations across the US now have faster access to elections race information. This led NPR and the NY Times to improve on their legacy FTP system by building a new API for accessing AP information faster.