Facebook wants bots to get better. Developers have so far taken significant advantage of the Messenger Platform. Businesses and app writers have created some 33,000 bots that function within Facebook's Messenger application, helping people check the weather, make payments, and more.
SmartBear Software has released Ready! API TestServer, an automated API testing solution which hopes to allow developers to find bugs faster and speed the delivery of APIs. It is important to test APIs, as they represent the critical building blocks of business functions and revenue streams.
Microsoft has announced that it is going to fork and extend Node.js, leading developers to express concern over what the move means for the long term future of Node.js. Historically (think Java), things have not always gone that well when Microsoft decides to fork and extend a technology.