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Apollo Launches GraphQL Platform and VS Code Extension

by Thomas Betts Follow 53 Followers on  Nov 09, 2018

Apollo, the company behind GraphQL, just launched their flagship product, the Apollo GraphQL Platform, described as "a complete solution for companies aiming to do GraphQL the right way."

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New Updates to Firebase: Enterprise-Grade Support, ML Kit Face Contours, Management API, and More

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 9 Followers on  Nov 07, 2018

Firebase is a service available on the Google infrastructure, enabling developers to build apps for Android, iOS, and the web. Recently, Google updated Firebase with paid enterprise-grade support, ML Kit Face Contours, a Firebase Management API, Test Lab for iOS, Performance Monitoring improvements, and Firebase Predictions.

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Microsoft Announces the General Availability of the New Azure Media Services API (V3)

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 9 Followers on  Nov 02, 2018

With Azure Media Services, customers can encode, protect, index, and deliver videos at scale. Recently, Microsoft announced several enhancements to this service in Azure, including the general availability of the new Azure Media Services v3 API, as well as updates to Azure Media Player.

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Google's Apigee API Platform Enhanced with API Monitoring and "Extensions" to Connect GCP Services

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 9 Followers on  Oct 20, 2018

Google Cloud's full lifecycle API Management platform Apigee provides customers control over, and visibility into, the API's that connect applications and data across their enterprises and clouds. Recently, Google announced the general availability of various new Apigee capabilities such as Apigee API monitoring, Apigee extensions, and Apigee hosted targets.

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NGINX Interview: Enterprise Adoption of Software Load Balancing, API Gateways, and Service Meshes

by Daniel Bryant Follow 806 Followers on  Sep 21, 2018

InfoQ recently sat down with Rob Whiteley, Sidney Rabsatt, Liam Crilly from NGINX, and discussed their views on the future of networking and data center communication. NGINX aims to be a “trusted advisor” and provide an “easy on-ramp” for enterprises looking to leverage software load balancers, ingress gateways, and service meshes, as is appropriate to their current technology landscape and goals.

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Strategies for Microservices Communication

by Jan Stenberg Follow 38 Followers on  Aug 16, 2018

When moving from a monolith to a microservices architecture, complexity implicitly hidden within the monolith becomes explicitly visible and the challenges for communication will grow exponentially, Michael Plöd explained in a presentation at GeeCON 2018, describing different strategies for communicating between microservices.

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QLoo Creates GraphQL Interface for Existing Services

by Thomas Betts Follow 53 Followers on  Jul 31, 2018

Solo.io recently released QLoo , an API translation layer to provide GraphQL endpoints for existing services and serverless functions. QLoo is intended to simplify the process of adding GraphQL on top of existing software.

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Amazon API Gateway Now Supports Private Endpoints

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 9 Followers on  Jun 29, 2018

Amazon announced a new feature with their API Gateway service that will provide customers with private API endpoints inside their Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). These API endpoints are only accessible from within the customers Amazon VPC using VPC Endpoints.

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Increasing the Resilience of APIs with Chaos Engineering

by Daniel Bryant Follow 806 Followers on  May 20, 2018 1

The Gremlin team has described a simple chaos experiment as a method of validating that an organisation’s APIs are resilient. Using the principles of chaos engineering and techniques like running “game days” (a fire drill for IT systems and people) can provide value, as can the appropriate use of commercial and open source tooling emerging within this space.

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Migrating Medium to React.js and GraphQL

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  May 16, 2018

Medium migrated their existing system to a new architecture based on React.js and GraphQL. Two major goals of their endeavour, as Medium engineer Sasha T. Solomon explained, were making the new system incrementally available to users while not hindering development of new features.

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Firefox Introduces Web Authentication API

by Kevin Ball Follow 3 Followers on  May 15, 2018

With the Firefox 60 release on May 9, Firefox became the first major browser to support the Web Authentication API. This API enables users to avoid text-based passwords for websites and instead uses a local device with a biometric check or private PIN to generate a secure cryptographic identifier. Support for the API is in development for Chrome and Edge, and under consideration for Safari.

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NGINX Releases Open Source Web Server with Dynamic Configuration

by Matt Campbell Follow 2 Followers on  May 04, 2018

NGINX recently released version 1.0 of Unit, an open-source web and application server. The server supports remote and dynamic configuration and incurs no service interruptions for configuration changes. Unit 1.0 also supports multiple languages (Go, Perl, PHP, Python, and Ruby) running on the same instance, including multiple versions of the same language.

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Is REST the New SOAP?

by Mark Little Follow 15 Followers on  Feb 03, 2018 6

The REST debate was re-ignited a few weeks ago when Pakal de Bonchamp wrote an article complaining about many aspects of the approach and likening it to SOAP. His original article went into a lot of detail and sparked a lot of comments and then WeWork's Phil Sturgeon wrote a response which essentially refuted de Bonchamp's claims. The conversation between the two continues.

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restQL, a Microservices Query Language, Released on GitHub

by Thomas Betts Follow 53 Followers on  Jan 11, 2018

restQL, a query language for microservices, is now available as an open-source project on GitHub. The restQL language is intended to simplify common scenarios for client-side access to RESTful microservices, including multiple parallel calls and chained calls. restQL was created to avoid some limitations of the more well-known data querying and management frameworks Falcor and GraphQL.

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What's New in MicroProfile 1.2

by Michael Redlich Follow 16 Followers on  Nov 30, 2017

The Eclipse Foundation recently released MicroProfile version 1.2. New APIs added to this release include improved communications among microservices, response to system faults, and the JSON Web Toolkit (JWT). Emily Jiang, CDI and MicroProfile development lead at IBM, and Michael Croft, Java middleware consultant at Payara, spoke to InfoQ about this latest release.

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