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MySQL Offers a REST API

by Jonathan Allen on  Sep 30, 2014 5

A prototype of MySQL 5.7 is shipping with an optional component called the MySQL HTTP Plugin. This plugin allows direct access to MySQL via a REST over HTTP interface, eliminating the need for a middle-tier server or database specific drivers.

Core Support for JSON in Java 9

by Ben Evans on  Sep 22, 2014 2

One of the first Java 9 features to be announced is core support for JSON. We spoke to early adopters to find out more.

Heroku’s HTTP API Design Guide

by Abel Avram on  Aug 29, 2014 4

Wesley Beary, a member of the API team at Heroku, has compiled a list of guidelines for creating HTTP+JSON APIs presented in a condensed form here.

APIs.json: Publishing and Discovering APIs

by Abel Avram on  Aug 19, 2014 1

APIs.json lets domains make their APIs public and discoverable by search engines.

Oracle Database Gets In-Memory

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Jul 28, 2014 5

Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.2) is now available and includes the much anticipated “In-memory” feature, along with several other improvements.

UN's New ReliefWeb API Improves Humanitarian Dev Experience

by Eric Stein on  May 10, 2014

This update to the premier source of humanitarian data worldwide will help international aid organizations by simplifying access, improving data flexibility, and improving the system's performance and robustness.

Jackson Founder, Tatu Saloranta, responds to JSON Benchmarks

by Matt Raible on  May 08, 2014 4

Last week, InfoQ reported that Groovy 2.3 has a much faster JSON parser than previous versions. While creating the article, we sent an email to Tatu Saloranta, founder of the Jackson JSON processor. We wanted to see what he thought about Rick Hightower reporting that Groovy and Boon provide the fastest JSON parser for the JVM.

Groovy 2.3 gets a much faster JSON Parser

by Matt Raible on  Apr 30, 2014 2

Groovy 2.3 will ship with one of the fastest JSON parsers on the JVM, according to Rick Hightower, the ubiquitous consultant and author.

The Performance of Dart 1.3 Is on Par with Node.js

by Abel Avram on  Apr 10, 2014 9

The Google Dart team has announced Dart SDK 1.3 which improves the performance of asynchronous server-side code to the point that Dart VM is on par with Node.js, the later using another Google technology, the V8 engine.

Amazon Chooses HAL Media Type for AppStream API

by Steve Klabnik on  Mar 03, 2014

Amazon has released a new API, the AppStream API, which allows you to programmatically manage apps hosted on the Amazon AppStream platform. For this API, they chose to build it with the HAL media type. HAL is a minimalist hypermedia enabled media type for building machine-to-machine APIs. Amazon is one of the largest organizations to choose hypermedia as a technique for a public-facing product.

JSON-LD Reaches W3C Recommendation Status

by Steve Klabnik on  Feb 04, 2014 3

The W3C RDF Working Group has moved the JSON-LD and JSON-LD 1.0 Processing Algorithms and API standards forward to recommended status. JSON-LD is a standard to add "linked data" semantics to JSON.

Noda Time 1.2 Released with XML, JSON Serialization and Text Formatting

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Nov 27, 2013

The recently released Noda Time 1.2 provides support for XML and JSON serialization, text formatting and also includes an assembly that enables developers to handle JSON serialization.

Reintroducing Hstore for PostgreSQL

by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 12, 2013

PostgreSQL 9.4 will be reintroducing Hstore as the column type of choice for document-style data. This supersedes PostgreSQL’s JSON support which was introduced in version 9.0 and early tests show it to be significantly faster than MongoDB for some operations.

Serializing Immutable Collections in .NET

by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 11, 2013

Serialization and immutable collections do mix in .NET, but only if you look to third party libraries like JSON.NET and protobuf-net.

XML Can Give the Same Performance as JSON

by Jan Stenberg on  Aug 13, 2013 11

Many of the presumptions of how slow and resource-demanding "Fat” XML is compared to JSON’s lightweight payload do not hold up to a test David Lee, lead engineer at Marklogic, states after running a "crowd sourcing" experiment with 33 different documents and almost 1200 tests on a multitude of browsers and operating systems.

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