Apollo Server 1.0, GitHub’s Internet Bug Bounty donation, and the Google Cloud Platform — SD Times news digest: July 21, 2017

A new GraphQL server is now available for all Node.js frameworks. Apollo Server is a open-source GraphQL server that is community-maintained and works across: Express, Connect, Hapi, Joa, AWS Lambda, Restify and Micro. The Apollo team announced version 1.0 of the server this week. It is built for the community, for simplicity and for performance. … continue reading

REST APIs stumble in the leap to mobile applications

I started building REST APIs a few years ago because I was desperately in need of a back-end engineer, and it seemed easier for me to just do it myself. That, of course, is how all classic software engineering problems begin and where many startups end, but I thought: How hard could it really be? … continue reading

Postman Pro free features available for small projects, developers

Small projects and individual developers now have access to API development tools with Postman free of charge, since the company’s latest version of the free Postman app will have limited-quantity access to many of the paid features of Postman Pro. Postman is a provider of an API development environment, and version 5.0 of its Postman … continue reading

reCAPTCHA

reCAPTCHA Android API, Hortonworks DataFlow 3.0, Blockly 1.0 — SD Times news digest: June 12, 2017

Google is releasing the first reCAPTCHA Android API for Google Play Services. The API will provide a streamlined user experience on mobile and include the latest invisible reCAPTCHA technology. Google first announced Invisible reCAPTCHA in March as a way to run risk analysis behind the scenes, allowing users to pass through the system with zero … continue reading

Android O

Android O Developer Preview 3 released with final APIs

Google is one step closer to releasing its latest operating system, Android O. The company started rolling out the third developer preview this week with final Android O APIs, updated system images and improvements to Android Studio. “Now that the APIs are final, you can publish APK updates compiling with, and optionally targeting, API 26 … continue reading

API management: The glue holding the app economy together

The world is becoming more digital, intelligent and connected — and the driving force behind all of this are APIs, or application programming interfaces. APIs are not a new phenomenon. Developers have been using APIs as a building block for their applications and solutions for years. However, with the inception of things like agile, Internet … continue reading

Google open-sources Firebase SDKs, opens up Android Instant Apps, and provides new developer features

Google wrapped up the first day of its annual developer conference, Google I/O, yesterday with a number of new features and solutions for Android developers. In addition to announcing the Android O Developer Preview 2, Android Go, Kotlin on Android and Android Studio 3.0, the company announced it is open-sourcing its Firebase SDKs, opening up access … continue reading

Oracle

Oracle releases API solution on Oracle Cloud

Oracle is expanding Oracle Cloud Platform offerings with a new API-first solution. The company announced the availability of the Oracle API Platform Cloud Service, which was developed with API-first design and governance capabilities from its recent acquisition of Apiary, as well as Oracle’s own API management capabilities. Oracle announced the acquisition of Apiary in January … continue reading

IBM expands Bluemix OpenWhisk, Red Hat JBoss AMQ 7, and Sauce Labs’ Real Device Cloud — SD Times news digest: April 27, 2017

IBM is expanding Bluemix OpenWhisk, its open serverless computing platform, so developers can quickly connect data to serverless apps. Expanding OpenWhisk lets developers expose serverless actions as secure and controlled APIs on the cloud, according to IBM. OpenWhisk’s expanded user experience will track and analyze usage data for each serverless action to let developers and … continue reading

Red Hat announces the Red Hat 3scale API management platform

Red Hat is releasing a fully containerized, on-premise, and end-to-end API lifecycle management solution. The company announced the Red Hat 3scale API management platform to share, secure, distribute, control and monetize APIs. “Following the rise of mobile and IoT, the API economy is emerging as one of the key foundations of enterprise software platforms. With … continue reading

Apple’s LivePhotosKit JS, Lyrebird’s voice imitation algorithm, and Augmenta Studio — SD Times news digest: April 24, 2017

Apple has announced a new Live Photos API for developers. The JavaScript-based API, LivePhotosKitJS, enables developers to provide Live Photo features on iOS and macOS. Live Photos enables users to relive their favorite moments with images that provide both movement and sound. In addition, the company is providing SDKs to help developers build apps that … continue reading

OWASP adds unprotected APIs, insufficient attack protection to Top Ten 2017 release

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) released its Top 10 2017 project for public comment. This is the 14th year OWASP is raising awareness of security risks with its list, and it contains two major vulnerability updates, example attack scenarios, and a list of free and open resources for security-conscious developers. When Jeff Williams, OWASP … continue reading

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