Topic: api

SD Times news digest: Tech companies react to the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act, CData and HULFT’s partnership, and Apache weekly project updates

Mozilla, Reddit, Twitter, Patreon, and other other tech companies are pushing for the House of Representatives to consider the Wyden/Daines amendment when they look at the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act. The amendment would expressly prohibit the use of Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act for the warrantless collection of search and browsing history. The … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Insomnia Designer

Insomnia Designer is Kong’s recently open sourced collaborative design editor for APIs that aims to make it easier for developers and DevOps teams to create and edit API specifications.  The software works natively with Insomnia’s testing capabilities to accelerate the development, performance, and stability of REST and GraphQL services.  “The need for stable, high-performing APIs … continue reading

The security landscape brings new challenges and greater demand for cybersecurity

The past year witnessed some of the biggest data breaches of all time and the rapid proliferation of APIs have created new challenges in approaching the security landscape as a developer.  “The fallout from not integrating security early in the development lifecycle has never been more apparent,” the 2019 State of Software Security report stated.  … continue reading

Data science: Ph.D. or API?

Until recently, data science was a mostly academic pursuit and the subject of papers rather than practice. Over time, data science became an applied science with data scientists being paired with data engineers to develop production systems. We are now entering a new phase where much of the work being performed by data scientists (hyperparameter … continue reading

CData releases API Driver to connect applications to unlimited APIs and services

Data access company CData released the CData API Driver that can be used to connect applications to an almost unlimited number of different APIs and services.  “API integration has become a critical factor in driving overall business strategy as more and more data now lives outside of the firewall, stuck behind an explosion of APIs … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft previews dual-screen SDKs, CloudVector introduces free API observability tool, and Confluent Platform 5.4

Microsoft announced dual-screen preview SDKs as well as new web standards proposals to enable dual-screen experiences for websites and PWAs on both Android and Windows 10X. The preview SDK for Microsoft Surface Duo includes native Java APIs and an Android Emulator with a preview Surface Duo image that is integrated into Android Studio.  Additionally, Microsoft … continue reading

SD Times Open Source Project of the Week: Khronos Vulkan

Khronos Vulkan, which just released its 1.2 update, is a low-overhead, cross-platform 3D graphics and computing API.  Vulkan targets high-performance realtime 3D graphics applications such as video games and interactive media across all platforms. The new version includes improved performance, enhanced visual quality and easier development. Last year, Google’s Stadia launched with a host of … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Visa acquires API startup Plaid, Git 2.25, and Nintex’s RPA capabilities

Visa announced it will acquire Plaid, a technology layer for financial services that enables connections with users’ bank accounts, for $5.3 billion.  “Consumers now rely on fintech services in so many ways: to pay their bills, to send money to friends, to grow their savings, to manage their student loans, and to create budgets they … continue reading

‘API First’ paves the way for agile integration

Until now, organizations have addressed the connectivity issue with middleware or enterprise application integration infrastructure with some form of enterprise service bus at the core. However, today’s cloud-native applications may require new types of platforms and data sources, which is why Red Hat delivered a unified cloud-native integration platform in February 2018. RELATED CONTENT: Agile … continue reading

Is there still a role for integration specialists?

According to Gartner Technical Professionals analyst Matt Brasier, the answer is a definite ‘yes.’ He explained: “First of all, integration specialists will still need to do all of the hard bits of integration; the bits at the back end where you don’t have a REST API exposed by the system because it’s a 15-year-old ERP … continue reading

Data analysis: Batch or event-driven?

Organizations are looking for collect and analyze data faster, and in more real-time as well. So, does moving to an event-driven approach to data improve on batch processing? Gartner analyst Matt Braiser said, “Rather than having your sales figures move in a batch overnight and then having a reporting tool that runs on that and … continue reading

2020: The year of integration

Software development has changed, moving from monolithic code blocks to a cobbling of open source and services. Delivery has changed, as organizations moved from on-premises servers to the cloud, and end points such as smartphones and all manner of IoT devices have become ubiquitous. How data is distributed and consumed has changed, as containers may … continue reading

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