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GraphQL vs REST: Things to Consider

by Andrew Morgan on  Jul 08, 2017

At API Days Paris 2016, Arnaud Lauret discussed GraphQL vs RESTful HTTP API’s, outlining their strengths and weaknesses. He concluded that deciding which one to adopt is context dependant, and that are many trade-offs between the two.

Integrate 2017 Recap: Adding Intelligence to Integration

by Kent Weare on  Jul 04, 2017

Integrate 2017, an annual integration event focused on Microsoft Integration technologies, took place in London from June 26th – 28th. Some of the key themes that were discussed include the role of cognitive computing in integration, API orchestration, SaaS connectivity, cloud native integration, the impact of serverless on integration and cloud messaging at scale.

Personalized Notifications at Twitter

by Andrew Morgan on  Jun 30, 2017

Gary Lam, staff engineer at Twitter, spoke about personalized notifications at QCon London 2017. This involved giving a high-level overview of their personalization and recommendations algorithms, and an explanation of how they work at scale despite the large volumes of data and bi-modal nature of Twitter.

Google Cloud Video Intelligence Released in Public Beta

by Roland Meertens on  Jun 30, 2017

Google announced that the beta phase of its Cloud Video Intelligence API will now be open to everyone. The Video Intelligence API does can do two things: determine the shots (scene changes) in a video, and assign labels to the video and individual shots. Together with putting the API in public beta phase, Google also added support for detecting adult content.

Long-Awaited OpenAPI Spec 3.0 to Be Released in July

by Shelby Switzer on  Jun 29, 2017

After over a year of development, the Open API Institute has announced that it will release OpenAPI Specification (OAS) v3.0.0 final in mid-July 2017. The release will follow an open comment period that ends on June 30.

Google Replaces Cloud Prediction API with Cloud Machine Learning Engine

by Shelby Switzer on  Jun 21, 2017

Google has announced that over the course of the next year, it is discontinuing its Cloud Prediction API, and encourages developers using the Prediction API to migrate to its Cloud Machine Learning Engine, which enables data analysis, machine-learning training, and predictions from the Google Cloud Platform.

RepreZen Releases KaiZen Open-Source Editor and Parser for Open API 3.0

by Shelby Switzer on  Jun 13, 2017

RepreZen, creators of the RAPID-ML resource modeling language, have launched the KaiZen OpenAPI Editor and KaiZen OpenAPI Parser for the Swagger API description language, now known as the Open API Specification (OAS), with support for versions 2.0 and the soon-to-be-released 3.0, which is expected in July 2017.

GitHub GraphQL API is out of Early Access

by Sergio De Simone on  Jun 08, 2017

GitHub GraphQL API has recently become generally available. InfoQ has spoken with GitHub senior engineering manager Kyle Daigle.

GitHub Rewrites its Desktop Client Using Electron

by Sergio De Simone on  May 16, 2017 6

GitHub moved away from the native implementations of its macOS and Windows clients and replaced them with a complete rewrite based on Electron, announced GitHub’s director of client applications Phil Haack. Along with GitHub Desktop Beta, GitHub has also introduced a new beta of Atom sporting out-of-the-box Git and GitHub Integration. InfoQ has spoken with Haack.

The HTTP API Space is Consolidating around OAS

by Abel Avram on  May 06, 2017

MuleSoft has become member of OAI and released the API Modeling Framework that understands both RAML and OAS. Restlet Studio now supports RAML.

IBM Open Sources Their API Microgateway

by Margot Krouwer on  May 02, 2017

IBM has recently announced that they’ve open sourced their API Microgateway. This means that any developer/business can now take advantage of this software in their own computing projects at no cost.

Evolving APIs for Scale with Dropbox

by Margot Krouwer on  Apr 02, 2017 3

Dropbox builds a dramatically different V2 of their API, built for scale.

W3C Web of Things Working Group Begins Work

by Benjamin Young on  Mar 22, 2017 1

The recently chartered Web of Things Working Group at the W3C has begun its standardization work. The Working Group (WG) was born out of exploration previously done by the Web of Things Interest Group (IG).

Google Makes Public Their API Design Guide

by Abel Avram on  Mar 10, 2017

Google has made public an API Design Guide for creating HTTP or RPC APIs. These design principles are recommended especially to developers creating gRPC APIs connecting to Google Cloud Endpoints.

Advertising in a Snap: How Snapchat’s New APIs Are Increasing Their Ad Presence

by Margot Krouwer on  Mar 06, 2017

Snapchat has released key new self-service features into its advertising API. These updates include the ability for companies to purchase ads in a self-service capacity, as well as take advantage of advanced ad targeting.

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