W3C Web Payments HTTP Specification Working Drafts Released

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Sep 29, 2016

The goal for the W3C Web payments working group is standardization of the flow, APIs and messages for online payments. These standardizations are meant to be payment method agnostic. On September 15, working drafts for the HTTP API and messages specifications were released for public comment.

SuperPack, a New Serialization Format with a Smaller Payload

by Abel Avram on  Aug 27, 2016 5

Shape Security has open sourced a new schemaless binary serialization format called SuperPack.

Microsoft Has Open Sourced the VS Code Language Server Protocol

by Abel Avram on  Jul 09, 2016

Microsoft has open sourced the protocol used by VS Code’s editor to communicate with the various language servers supported.

New JSON Binding Library Is Ready for Public Review

by Abraham Marín Pérez on  Jun 20, 2016 4

JSON-B, the JSON binding library expected to be added to Java EE 8, has been released for public review. The library builds on top of JSON Processing, and intends to provide a standard alternative to popular libraries like Jackson or Gson. The JSR is only targeted for inclusion Java EE though, meaning users of Java SE will still need to make use of external libraries.

Ticketmaster Launches API Suite

by Benjamin Young on  May 04, 2016

Ticketmaster joined the event API landscape in late March with the launch of their developer portal, a suite of public-facing APIs, Web page widgets, and a forthcoming SDK for mobile application integration.

Visa Launches Visa Developer Suite of APIs

by Benjamin Young on  Feb 16, 2016

Visa Developer opens the world’s largest retail payment network to the world of developers. The suite of APIs available via this newly launched platform include far more than the expected credit card validation and authorization systems by including APIs for micro-transactions, wish lists, and shopping carts.

Samsung SAMI – a D3 Platform for the IoT

by Abel Avram on  Oct 16, 2015 1

Samsung SAMI is a Data-driven Development (D3) platform for receiving, storing and sending data to/from IoT devices. Any device can send data in various formats which is then normalized into a JSON format and stored in the cloud. Data can then be requested by other devices.

Getting JSON Data with Netflix Falcor

by Abel Avram on  Aug 19, 2015

Netflix has open sourced Falcor, a JavaScript library offering a model and asynchronous mechanism for fetching JSON data from multiple sources.

Google Proposes to Enhance JSON with Jsonnet

by Abel Avram on  Apr 21, 2015 8

Google has open sourced Jsonnet, a configuration language that supersedes JSON and adds new features without breaking backwards compatibility: comments, references, arithmetic and conditional operators, array and object comprehension, imports, functions, local variables, inheritance and others. Jsonnet programs are translated to compliant JSON data formats.


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 6

Oracle Database 12c Release 1 ( 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.

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