Topic: api

Report: API standardization is the biggest challenge API teams face

Many companies work with APIs because they provide a way to define how components interact with each other. But often, companies struggle when using APIs because they find API standardization challenging, a newly released report revealed. SmartBear released the State of API 2019 report to uncover the methodologies, practices and tools software teams are using … continue reading

JCache 1.1.1 provides a standard way for Java applications to use caching

The Java expert community has submitted the maintenance review for JCache 1.1.1, a standard caching API for Java. JCache provides a standard way for Java programs to create, access, update, and remove entries from caches, the specification documentation states. JCache has seen 13 implementations in its four years of being used in production, raging from … continue reading

How enterprises will embrace “APIfication” this year

APIs are not new to software development, but Google believes they are becoming more important. According to the company, as the API space continues to evolve, enterprises are headed towards an “APIfication” future — one where APIs will become an essential part of how their software operates. “APIs have come a long way from the … continue reading

GrapeCity introduces imaging API for .NET Standard 2.0

Enterprise software development tool provider GrapeCity has announced Documents for Imaging .NET Standard 2.0 (GcImaging) to its documents API product line. Developers can now create, load, modify and save images in .NET Standard 2.0 apps with this latest release. According to the company, GcImaging was created out of a need for a .NET Standard 2.0 … continue reading

API Fortress plug-in for Kong allows developers and QA testers to record and mock live API calls

API Fortress has been a leader since 2016 in continuous API testing, providing a complete suite of cloud or on-premises tools for agile development and CI/CD workflows. Today, API Fortress announces a new plug-in to capture live API calls and create mocks by leveraging the Kong microservices API management platform. As a global leader in open … continue reading

SD Times news digest: NGINX API Management Module, GitHub Enterprise, and K2 acquires K2NE

NGINX has announced that its API Management Module is now generally available. According to the company, the new module eliminates the need for local databases and is flexible and can be deployed on any environment. Key features include API definition and publication, authentication and authorization, rate limiting, visibility, and multi-cloud support. GitHub Enterprise gets updated … continue reading

Kong launches new solutions for intelligently automating the API development lifecycle

API platform provider Kong’s vision of a service control platform is coming to life with the announcement of two new machine learning capabilities on its Kong Enterprise API platform. Kong Brain and Kong Immunity are designed to enable organizations to intelligently automate the API and service development lifecycle. “Four months ago, we declared that API … continue reading

SD Times news digest: API Fortress’ new tools, Go’s plans for modules, and Eclipse 4.10

API Fortress has released new tools for developers and automation engineers. The tools will enable those groups to introduce API test automation into their daily workflows with very little effort. “Software quality in the age of mass adoption is a crucial aspect of the development cycle,” said Simone Pezzano, CTO at API Fortress. “API Fortress … continue reading

Dell Boomi Fall 2018 released with new blockchain integration and professional certifications

Cloud-based integration, workflow automation and API management platform provider Dell Boomi is  receiving a series of new features in its Fall 2018 release. According to the company, the update focuses on blockchain integration and enhancements to the platform’s security, usability and capabilities. The new blockchain integration will include support for Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric blockchain … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Kong Enterprise 0.34, GitHub Learning Lab, and Google+

API platform provider Kong has announced the latest release of its enterprise solution, Kong Enterprise 0.34. According to the company, this is the most feature-rich release to date with new features and updates as well as minor fixes. The latest release includes an update to Kong Manager with improved UI, a new navigation system, enhanced … continue reading

The Linux Foundation announces plans to form GraphQL foundation

In an effort to grow and sustain the GraphQL ecosystem, The Linux Foundation has announced plans to launch a new open-source foundation for it. GraphQL is an API technology that was initially developed by Facebook. The GraphQL Foundation will be a collaborative effort between industry leaders and users. Its mission will be to “enable widespread … continue reading

Using machine learning and AI to develop API-based security solutions

Application security threats continue to increase in sophistication and number as the technologies that enable them do as well. There have been reports of a 12 percent increase in banking trojans. Twenty-three percent increase in spyware. Twenty-two percent increase in botnets and other crypto mining malicious apps. While there are tools and technologies available to … continue reading

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