Topic: api

Postman v11 enables better collaboration on APIs with an improved update feed, comment mode, and more

Postman has released a number of updates designed to help companies more effectively collaborate on API development. “An API should be built with its user in mind. Users need to know what an API is and how it works. If they can’t do that, they waste a lot of time looking for the information, struggling … continue reading

WSO2 API Manager’s control plane can now be used to manage WSO2’s Kubernetes platform

The API management company WSO2 has announced updates across several of its products: WSO2 API Manager, WSO2 API Platform for Kubernetes (WSO2 APK), and WSO2 Micro Integrator.  The WSO2 API Manager control plane was updated to now be able to manage both itself and WSO2 APK. This allows WSO2 APK APIs to benefit from the … continue reading

SmartBear reveals new and upcoming integrations in its API development platform SwaggerHub

SmartBear has announced that its API development platform SwaggerHub has been integrated with Stoplight, an API design company that SmartBear acquired last summer.    According to the company, Stoplight helps simplify the API development process by providing an intuitive interface for design. This makes API design accessible to non-technical users and streamlines the process for technical … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Bruno

Bruno is an API client that hopes to revolutionize “the status quo represented by Postman, Insomnia and similar tools out there,” the project’s website says. It stores collections directly on users’ filesystems, with no intention of ever adding cloud-sync. “We value your data privacy and believe it should stay on your device,” the maintainers say … continue reading

WSO2 updates Identity Server with a new API that allows for browser-less authentication

WSO2 is updating its open-source identity and access management (IAM) software, Identity Server. Key highlights of Identity Server 7.0 include a new authentication API, a new visual editor, and one-click access to application templates. The new authentication API allows developers to build authentication flows that happen directly in an application rather than redirecting to a … continue reading

ngrok Transforms API Delivery with the Industry’s First Developer-Defined API Gateway

SAN FRANCISCO — February 15, 2024 — ngrok, the secure unified ingress platform for developers, today unveiled early access to its API gateway-as-a-service that marks a major advancement in how APIs are delivered. This next-generation API gateway solution offers enhanced capabilities such as JWT authentication and authorization to strengthen API security, global rate limiting to ensure fairness … continue reading

Google to transfer developers to Federated Credential Management API in April for cookie-free user authentication

Continuing on its plan of phasing out third-party cookies from Chrome this year, Google has announced that in a couple of months it will be using the Federated Credential Management (FedCM) API as a cookie-free alternative to signing in using Google Identity Services (GIS). GIS allows users to sign into apps or websites using their … continue reading

Ibis 8.0 lets data teams write code once across different engines

Voltron Data has announced the release of Ibis 8.0, an update to its popular Python dataframe API, which has been downloaded over 10 million times. Ibis enables developers to run code across various data platforms by choosing the most suitable query engine for specific tasks.  The latest version introduces the first dedicated streaming backends for … continue reading

OpenAI announces new models and API updates

OpenAI has made a number of announcements today, including the release of two new embedding models, new GPT-4 Turbo and moderation models, and new API usage management tools.  According to OpenAI, “an embeddings is a sequence of numbers that represents the concepts within content such as natural language or code.” They make it easier for … continue reading

Report: APIs are the biggest form of internet traffic and biggest attack vector

In a recent surge within the digital sphere, APIs have eclipsed other forms of internet traffic, becoming a pivotal component of our online world. The 2023 API Security and Management Report indicates that APIs now account for more than half (57%) of the dynamic internet traffic processed by Cloudflare in the past year.  Yet, this … continue reading

OpenFeature feature flagging API becomes a CNCF incubating project

The CNCF Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) has recently approved OpenFeature as an incubating project within the CNCF. OpenFeature is an open specification designed to provide a vendor-neutral, community-driven API specifically for feature flagging.  Feature flagging is a method used in software development where teams can switch features or code paths on or off, or modify … continue reading

Google announces next step in plan to phase out cookies

Google is testing Tracking Protection for Chrome as a feature that limits cross-site tracking. This new feature is part of Google’s Privacy Sandbox initiative to responsibly phase out third-party cookies, which involves creating new tools for sites that serve essential functions and granting developers time to adapt.  The introduction of Tracking Protection begins with a … continue reading

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