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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.

Stormpath Launches Client API to Simplify Mobile and Frontend Authentication

by Benjamin Young on  Feb 20, 2017

Stormpath, a provider of authentication, authorization, social login, and other user management related API services, recently launched a new Client API with the aim of simplifying mobile and front-end authentication and registration.

JPMorgan Chase and Intuit to Securely Share Data Through APIs

by Karthick Viswanathan on  Feb 08, 2017

JPMorgan Chase and Intuit announced a partnership to share bank financial data easily and securely through APIs on January 25. With this partnership, JPMorgan Chase customers can now authorize the bank to share their account data with Intuit’s financial management applications like Mint and TurboTax.

Oracle Acquires Apiary to Strengthen its API Integration Cloud

by Karthick Viswanathan on  Jan 31, 2017 1

Oracle announced plans to acquire Apiary, the API management company with a focus on API design and collaboration, on January 19. Apiary is best known for API flow, its API management platform.

The OpenAPI Spec, Based on Swagger, Reaches 3.0

by Abel Avram on  Jan 27, 2017

The Open API Initiative has announced the preview of the OpenAPI 3.0 with an Implementer Draft scheduled for the end of February.

eBay Announces New Buy and Sell APIs

by Margot Krouwer on  Jan 26, 2017

eBay recently announced the release of two brand new buy and sell API’s.

Atom 1.13 Brings Benchmarks, Project History, and Keystroke Resolver API

by Sergio De Simone on  Jan 12, 2017

Version 1.13 of Atom, GitHub’s Electron-based open source text editor, adds a host of new features and improvements for users and developers, including a benchmarking tool, a Reopen Project menu option and API, and a custom keystroke resolver to map Chrome keyboard events to Atom-style keystrokes.

Amazon Adds Finer Granularity of Control to Their Voice Recognition API

by Margot Krouwer on  Dec 04, 2016

Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service API, the NLP (natural language processing) API that powers Amazon Echo, has a new update that allows for developers to use Alexa to turn any device into a “smart” device through the use of the API’s voice recognition features.

GitHub Adopts New GraphQL API

by Margot Krouwer on  Oct 12, 2016

GitHub recently introduced at their Github Universe conference the alpha release of their new API, written in Facebook’s GraphQL (a query language that allows for self-service API contracts). GitHub writes in its engineering blog that its main reason for switching API paradigms is lack of scalability with their existing RESTful contracts.

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