Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:01:02 -0500
The standard Web technology for voice and video telephony -- WebRTC or Web Real Time Communications -- turned five earlier this year. Support for WebRTC can be found in most modern-day browsers as well as many open source development tools (like React and Crosswalk). As a result, companies that want to enable their apps for voice and video communications do not have to burn valuable resources developing proprietary client side technologies.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:26:21 -0500
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:58:05 -0500
The Node Foundation, a community-led and industry-backed consortium to advance the development of the Node platform, today announced that the Node Security Project will become a part of the Node Foundation. Under the Node Foundation, the Node Security Project will provide a unified process for discovering and disclosing security vulnerabilities found in the Node module ecosystem.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:12:19 -0500
As the microservices model expands across IT, APIs are proliferating at amazing speed. With so many APIs being launched every day, how does one keep up in order to find the perfect API to add to their stack?
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:24:38 -0500
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:34:29 -0500
Synq offers an API that app developers can use to enable users to upload, store, and playback video. Devs can now skip building a video content management system from scratch, or licensing a third party platform, and integrate what Synq refers to as the "cloud video API for Developers." Now available, Synq's API aims to serve as a complete, end-to-end, video infrastructure in a box.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:38:04 -0500
Amazon made several significant new features available to its AWS Mobile Hub this month that should make it easier for developers to tap into cloud-based APIs. The new tools include a Cloud Logic function, user sign-in tweaks, user management options, and SaaS integration.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:17:09 -0500
The ink for the news stories about Google's acquisition of API management solution provider Apigee has barely had a chance to dry and yet another API management vendor -- this time Akana, Inc. -- has been snatched off the market, this time by Rogue Wave Software. Rogue Wave acquired the PHP platform provider ZEND in 2015.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:37:13 -0500
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:28:01 -0500
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 16:40:10 -0500
It is common for companies to worry about UX when designing a new app or product. In contrast, developers often do not worry enough about DX (developer experience) when building APIs. This is a mistake if you want to attract developers to your API. Taija Bjorklund over at APInf covers the four attributes you need to get right to provide a good DX.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 12:56:47 -0500
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 13:09:28 -0500
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:44:22 -0500
Google has made a second preview of Android 7.1 available to mobile app developers ahead of the platform's wider release. Along with the new build of Android 7.1, Google made some minor adjustments to the Android SDK and Android Studio. Developers should put the new tools to use in finalizing their apps for Android 7.1.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:43:39 -0500
The 2016 presidential election continues to be a popular topic of conversation. While many Americans are happy with the outcome of the election, many Americans are not. The presidential election was plagued by controversies largely due to the massive distribution of fake news across the Internet. Fake news was widely distributed across Facebook, Google, and Twitter throughout the presidential election and continues to this day.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:42:15 -0500
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:12:22 -0500
The Second Payment Services Directive or PSD2 comes into effect January 13, 2018. This open banking initiative will no doubt be a game changer in Europe and really for any retail bank or fintech that wishes to work with Europe.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:49:22 -0500
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:44:05 -0500
Mertech has announced THRIFTLY.IO, a solution that helps transform legacy apps for consumption in the API economy. Specifically designed for Windows developers using .NET and Java, THRIFTLY allows developers to transform functions and methods within apps into Web APIs. No additional code is needed for handling API protocols.
Sun, 20 Nov 2016 16:44:35 -0500
The rise of health IT standards and health APIs is going to dramatically change how patients access their data, according to Kyle Murphy over at HealthITInteroperability.
Sat, 19 Nov 2016 17:39:06 -0500
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:16:43 -0500
Since 2005 when Google and Flickr planted the seedlings of the API economy with the APIs for Google Maps and Flickr's photosharing service, the API economy has been swelling at an astronomical rate and it includes many more stakeholders than when it was initially forming.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:07:47 -0500
Rebelmail, an interactive email solution provider, has publicly launched the Rebelmail API. Through the API, third party apps can send interactive emails without leaving the app. An interactive email allows recipients to take actions (e.g. view a slideshow, see more images, take a quiz, etc.) directly within an email instead of leaving the email to interact with a website.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:58:44 -0500
Developer Relations and Evangelism is a field that is growing – but what do we really know about it?
For the fourth year in a row, WIP Factory is taking the pulse of the developer relations and developer program community with its annual Devrel Survey. If you work in developer relations or for a company's developer program you are welcome to participate.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 15:32:46 -0500
The W3C has recently announced three APIs that address a number of issues across industries.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:01:27 -0500
Box has announced the general availability of the new Box View, an API service that allows Web and mobile applications to display nearly any file type without the need for a custom-built viewer. Applications using the Box View service can display high-fidelity, interactive viewers for dozens of file types including documents, images, videos, and 360 images.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:29:27 -0500
Citi has announced the launch of a new Developer Hub and set of banking APIs. The new Citi Global Developer Hub provides a suite of APIs developers can use to build financial applications that benefit Citi customers. The Citi Developer Hub includes eight different API products (closed beta) that provide access to Citi platform capabilities such as account management, peer to peer payments, and money transfer to institutions.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:12:39 -0500
Twitter today rolled out a new version of its Twitter Kit developer kit for Android and iOS that hopes to dramatically improve embedded tweets. The refreshed developer toolset handles more tasks automatically so you can sit back and gaze at your Twitter-enhanced content.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:01:11 -0500
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:53:44 -0500
APIs are the critical backbone of many platforms today. Yet, they only get a fraction of the quality assurance (QA) attention a Web site or app gets. There is a hesitance to test upstream, and it is costing companies money and users.
There is a misconception that an API issue would be catastrophic and clear to everyone. Unfortunately, that is not the case. There are countless subtle problems that sneak through the cracks. This is where there is a lack of awareness.