Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:17:45 -0400(image)
Last week, it was revealed that over 500 million Yahoo! accounts were breached. At first blush, a great many IT personnel are likely to overlook the recent breach as having little or no impact on their organizations. But that is not the case and it is particularly important for just about any organization -- especially those that are currently providing APIs -- to take action immediately.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:22:29 -0400
Voximplant, a cloud-based voice and video communications platform provider, has announced the release of Voximplant Web SDK 4.0, an SDK (beta) that developers can use to add voice and video communications capabilities to Web applications. Voximplant Web SDK 4.0 includes a number of key features such as Microsoft Edge audio calls support, the ability to enable video during an existing audio call, modification of audio and video streams via filters, and h.264 video codec "high priority" setting.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:03:26 -0400
AWS API Gateway is a managed service that allows users to develop, host and monitor API backends on AWS infrastructure. In a move that aims to simplify API development while tightening integration with other AWS services, Amazon API Gateway has announced several updates.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:48:59 -0400
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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:58:12 -0400
Application architectures have become a widely discussed and often debated topic in technology circles these days. The number of companies building complex applications requiring an architecture that will allow for high scalability, availability, and speed are growing rapidly. Many technology companies including Netflix, Amazon, Google, IBM, and Twitter have built applications that are extremely large and complex.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:25:54 -0400
In June of this year, W3C released the first draft of the Proximity Sensor API based on the Generic Sensor API specification. The W3C Generic Sensor API specification aims to define a framework for exposing sensor data and promote consistency across sensor APIs.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 20:44:43 -0400
DropBox veterans Leah Culver and Chris Varenhorst recently sat down with Gordon Wintrob over at getputpost.io to reveal how they built their APIs from primitive beginnings to handling over 500 billion calls a year.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:08:03 -0400
High-Tech Bridge has announced a new release of its free SSL security testing service that companies and organizations can use to test their Web, email, VPN and other SSL/TLS-based services. The new release tests for known vulnerabilities in SSL/TLS implementations (e.g. Heartbleed) and in encryption protocols (e.g. POODLE), as well as checking if a SSL/TLS configuration is compliant with PCI DSS requirements, HIPAA guidance and NIST guidelines.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:52:35 -0400
In July 2015, Accusoft's SaaS Applications team was tasked with integrating the recently acquired edocr application with our existing Prizm Share community for publishing and sharing documents. While this integration offered numerous challenges with data migration, feature parity, and cohesive branding, we are going to focus on the architectural changes that resulted from the project.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:12:48 -0400
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:08:37 -0400
Box has introduced a set of new security and governance APIs that organizations can use to incorporate content governance and compliance capabilities into applications and workflows. This set of new Box APIs includes a Retention Policy API, Legal Hold Policy API, Watermarking API, and Folder Metadata API.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:54:30 -0400
On September 23rd, 2016, a new and important Automated Clearing House rule goes into effect -- one that allows users of the ACH network to opt-into the same day processing of payments that might have otherwise taken two to four days to settle. According to NACHA (the Electronic Payments Association; the administrator of ACH), "There are many uses of ACH payments for which businesses and consumers could benefit from same-day processing.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:07:06 -0400(image)
VIA Studio's Mark Biek recently demonstrated the benefits of using cURL to bypass the typical code writing exercise needed to pull app data. cURL is a utility that's commonly used by developers to interact with Web servers from the command line of an operating system like Unix, Linux, and Mac OS X. Because of how it can send and receive Web requests, it is ready-made for poking around with Web-based APIs.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:50:58 -0400
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Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:07:24 -0400
There is no way to stop or reverse the accelerating pace and influence of data in business life.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:00:14 -0400(image)
On Tuesday Twilio announced the launch of their Voice Insights API, which allows developers to monitor network and device performance during WebRTC calls. With the API, developers can now programmatically adjust their applications in response to varying network and device conditions.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:36:37 -0400
Recently there has been a lot of talk about Facebook’s GraphQL specification, and exactly how it transforms the way applications are now able to interact with each other.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:10:33 -0400
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:08:46 -0400
Finicity recently announced the release of its new ACH Account Verification API. The service enables payment and investment app developers to verify account details required to initiate inbound ACH account transfers. Finicity provides financial app developers more than 1,400 direct integrations to help improve new client onboarding and ongoing funds verification sourcing.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:00:16 -0400
This is the third article of a three-part series on building a custom application with Box Platform.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:06:35 -0400(image)
Android Studio 2.2 has been available in preview form since May, but this week Google made the final version available to all developers. Android Studio is the integrated development environment that Android app writers use to work their magic in creating smartphone and tablet applications.
Google says Android Studio 2.2 focuses on improving three key areas: speed, smarts, and Android platform support. How does it do that?
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:35:47 -0400
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:58:32 -0400
API development at SendGrid is based on a set of principles that focus on improving how developers experience our product. All design decisions are influenced by that experience. We want things to be intuitive and welcoming. Common use cases should be straightforward to achieve, and common problems should be countered with helpful errors.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:39:26 -0400
A little over a year after PipelineDB launched its flagship streaming SQL database product, PipelineDB has announced a developer preview of its realtime analytics API: Stride. The company describes Stride as a realtime analytics-as-a-service API.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:28:22 -0400
Artificial intelligence is already all around us, but is more often used by consumers than by big business. Think Microsoft's Cortana, Google's Google Now, and Apple's Siri. These tools rely on language recognition and a dash of smarts to help people complete simple tasks (send messages, set calendar appointments) on their smartphone, tablet, or PC.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 17:42:11 -0400
HTTPS adoption among the world’s top half million sites doubled this year, achieving in one year what hadn’t been managed in 20 years’ since HTTPS’ introduction, writes Guy Podjarny over at SYNK.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 14:58:47 -0400
The microservices development approach involves creating independently deployable, modular services to build distributed software systems, and this approach is being increasingly adopted in modern businesses.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:46:39 -0400