It may take some getting used to, but with more control over applications, developers will have to assume a lot more responsibility for their performance. At the Node Summit yesterday, F5 Networks announced that it is leveraging technology gained via its acquisition of LineRate Systems to allow developers to customize Web traffic via an API created using the Node.js framework.
Today at The Ultimate Developer Event, Chad Pytel is leading a workshop on building client-side web applications with Backbone.js and CoffeeScript. Chad is CEO of thoughtbot, a web and mobile design & development firm that has locations across the globe.
Goo Technologies, leader in HTML5 high-end graphics for interactive visualizations, has collaborated with Mozilla to create an interactive graphics and music application that demonstrates the features of the latest Firefox release. The demo, Songs of Diridum, showcases the Web Audio API utilized in the latest Firefox release. Before the Web Audio API, a third party was needed to effectively add audio to web apps (i.e. plugins, Flash, etc.). Web Audio embeds audio processing, filtering, and other modern audio features directly into applications.
Apigee, a leading API technology provider for enterprises and developers, has announced the integration of Node.js with the Apigee API Platform which allows developers to build highly customized APIs and Apps. The addition of Node.js support makes it possible for developers to deploy unmodified Node.js applications on the platform then add to those applications API management features such as OAuth security, API keys, traffic management, caching, rate-limiting, etc.
FedTax’s TaxCloud, the internet’s only free sales tax service, now integrates with Stripe. Stripe will be TaxCloud’s initial partner for TaxCloud.js, TaxCloud’s new sales tax management API. Stripe merchants can now easily comply with any sales tax law in the US, regardless of state, with no extra charge to merchants.
API middleware is emerging as a key new industry segment in the API economy with at least two launch announcements expected today (including one at DataWeek) from services offering middleware tools to API developers. Meanwhile, in an exclusive for ProgrammableWeb, Webshell.io founders share details of their API integration platform interface, and discuss why trust is the principal currency in the API economy.
With developers more or less forcing the issue all kinds of new data models are finding their way into the enterprise. One of the more popular ones are a form of NoSQL database technology based on a Key/Value store architecture. As a leading proponent of such an architecture Couchbase has already seen a 400 percent growth in sales this year, which accounts for why it was able to announce today that it has picked up another $25 million in financing.
Adding new features, service updates or interesting content to your business blog is great, but how do you ensure that your users know the cool new stuff is even there? Using a tool like WhatsNew is one way to tackle this issue. It’s a service that provides an easy way to show repeat visitors what’s new in a given service or application. The WhatsNew API offers even more flexibility, as it allows developers to customise the WhatsNew widget to better suit their specific needs.
The phrase mobile application developer gets frequently bandied about because for a while not it’s required specific tools and expertise to build these types of applications. But as general purpose application development tools become more tightly integrated with HTML5, Javscript and cascading style sheets (CSS) a question about whether the average IT organization is going to need dedicated tools for building mobile application not only arises, the whole concept of being a mobile developer may eventually become as quaint as the phrase Web developer before it.