Topic: api

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

Microsoft releases Sharepoint Embedded for developing headless, API-only content apps

Microsoft released SharePoint Embedded into public preview to provide a new method for constructing custom content applications for enterprises and independent software vendors (ISVs).  This feature allows the development of headless, API-only content apps that can integrate various management functionalities such as collaboration, security, and compliance into any application. These apps store content within an … continue reading

Kong announces managed service to run Kong Gateways and Kong Insomnia 8.0

The API company Kong has announced a new managed service for running Kong Gateways so developers don’t have to worry about the underlying infrastructure.  The new service, Dedicated Cloud Gateways, is a part of Kong Konnect, the company’s API management platform. “At Kong, we enable any company to become an API-first company — speeding up time … continue reading

SmartBear to acquire API company Stoplight

The testing company SmartBear has announced it is acquiring an API company called Stoplight. By adding Stoplight’s API governance, mocking, and no-code editing capabilities into the SmartBear portfolio, SmartBear will be able to provide its customers with a comprehensive API development platform.  Stoplight’s open-source catalog of Prism, Spectral, and Elements will also join up with … continue reading

Google’s latest Privacy Sandbox preview introduces custom audience delegation

Android announced the release of Developer Preview 9 for the Privacy Sandbox on Android with API and SDK improvements.  The initial release of Custom Audience Delegation introduces the ability to create custom audiences for buyers without an on-device SDK. It also integrates with Bidding and Auction services for more intricate ad auctions.  Enrollment is no … continue reading

Flutter 3.13 released with Impeller improvements and API for foldables

The quarterly Flutter stable release version 3.13 introduces improvements to Impeller, Flutter’s new graphics renderer, and adds new Engine APIs for foldable devices. Impeller renderer on iOS optimizations have led to reduced latency, eliminating shader compilation issues and resulting in smoother performance. Additionally, some benchmarks show that Impeller now has improved average throughput, surpassing previous … continue reading

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