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  • Microsoft Launches a New Communication Platform with Azure Communication Services

    During its annual Ignite Conference, Microsoft announced Azure Communication Services (ACS), a fully-managed communication platform. The offering is currently in public preview.

  • Web Storage APIs - Pete Lepage at Google's Web.Dev

    New APIs have emerged to answer the need of a web moving from documents to applications. Pete Lepage presented at web.dev LIVE a short but thorough description of the options developers have to store and cache data on the client. The CacheStorage, StorageManager and other APIs help developers create applications with offline capabilities and performance closer to native mobile applications’.

  • Security Concerns for Peripheral APIs on the Web

    Google has been promoting the inclusion of peripheral connectivity using Bluetooth and USB on web browsers for several years. Yet, it's meeting heavy resistance from other browser vendors such as Apple and Mozilla.

  • Twitter Launches New Developer API

    Twitter recently released the new Twitter API (early access) to be used by third-party developers. The new Twitter API features three new product tracks: standard, academic research, and business. The new API offers conversation threading, poll results in Tweets, pinned Tweets on profiles, spam filtering, real-time tweet tracking, and a more powerful stream filtering and search query language.

  • GitHub's OpenAPI Spec Open-Sourced in Beta

    GitHub has open sourced an OpenAPI description of its API. Aimed to allow developers to discover the API capabilities first-hand, GitHub's OpenAPI also enables the programmatic creation of mock servers, test suites, and language bindings.

  • MicroProfile GraphQL 1.0 - a New API in the MicroProfile Family

    The MicroProfile community has released MicroProfile GraphQL 1.0, a new standalone API. Joining the three existing standalone APIs - Reactive Streams Operators, Context Propagation and Reactive Messaging - the intent of the MicroProfile GraphQL specification is to “provide a ‘code-first’ set of APIs that will enable users to quickly develop portable GraphQL-based applications in Java.”

  • What's New in MicroProfile 3.3

    The Eclipse Foundation released MicroProfile 3.3 featuring updates to five APIs - Rest Client, Config, Fault Tolerance, Metrics and Health. Other improvements include clarifications and enhancements to specifications and documentation, improved integration among all the MicroProfile APIs, interoperability across different MicroProfile implementations, and a complete set of artifacts for each API.

  • GitHub Actions API Released into Public Beta

    GitHub announced the release into public beta of their Actions API. The Actions API can be used to manage GitHub Actions via a REST API. Endpoints available within the API allow for managing artifacts, secrets, runners, and workflows.

  • Migrating to GraphQL at Airbnb

    Airbnb has successfully migrated much of its API to GraphQL, resulting in improved page load times and a more intuitive user experience. In a presentation at GraphQL Summit, Brie Bunge described the multi-stage migration process that has been used across many teams at Airbnb.

  • Microsoft Edge 79 to Use the Chromium Browser Engine

    With the release of Edge 79, Microsoft will transition from its proprietary EdgeHTML engine to Chromium, the popular open-source engine that powers Chrome.

  • Slack Shares Strategy Used to Load-Test New Encryption Service

    Slack’s engineering team has revealed the load-testing strategy that has become a critical part of their continuous delivery pipeline, and suggests it promotes greater ownership by engineers. While the Slack engineers stated they had minimal load-testing experience, they built it from scratch using Go and used a methodical approach that offers a roadmap for engineers facing similar challenges.

  • restQL V3 Released

    The latest version of restQL, a microservices query language, has been released, providing notable new features including content aggregation, support for additional HTTP methods, self-healing functionality, and a version for node.js apps. Comprehensive performance improvements have made the latest version up to twice as fast as its predecessor.

  • Microsoft Introduces New API Management Consumption Tier for Serverless Architectures

    In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced a new Azure API Management Consumption tier. This tier allows for micro-based billing and aligns to serverless architecture principles including automated scaling, built-in high availability, per action billing and no infrastructure to provision or manage.

  • Apollo Launches GraphQL Platform and VS Code Extension

    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."

  • Strategies for Microservices Communication

    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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