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Google Cloud Platform Opens Up HTTP Load Balancing

Google Cloud Platform Opens Up HTTP Load Balancing

By Chris Crum September 24, 2014

A few months ago, Google unveiled HTTP load balancing for Google Cloud Platform. It was made available to certain customers who signed up for it, but it’s now open for preview to all customers. HTTP load balancing has been added …

Google Calls On Developers To Get Behind Android One Google Calls On Developers To Get Behind Android One

Google announced the launch of Android One, this week. It’s a series of more affordable Android devices aimed at getting smartphones in the hands of more people, starting in India. The company is now calling on developers to ensure support …

Facebook Announces Trio Of Developer Updates Facebook Announces Trio Of Developer Updates

Facebook announced a few updates to make it easier for developers to find the products they need based on industry, see updates about developer services and APIs, and make Parse apps remotely configurable. For starters, there’s a new industry-focused section …

Google Updates Webmaster Tools API Google Updates Webmaster Tools API

Google announced that it has updated the Webmaster Tools API to make it more consistent with other Google APIs. Those who already use other Google APIs, the company says, should find this one easy to implement. According to Google, the …

Twitter Announces Flight Dev Conference Twitter Announces Flight Dev Conference

Twitter announced the launch of a new (apparently annual) mobile developer conference called Twitter Flight. The news comes days after the company introduced a new buy button, which will enable users to purchase items directly from tweets. The event will …

Facebook Makes App Integration Easier Facebook Makes App Integration Easier

Facebook announced the launch of a new set-up flow for integrating apps with Facebook, aimed at making it easier to do so. The new flow is starting to roll out today. You should be able to access it here. Over …

Google Offers ‘Optimize For Bandwidth’ Tool Google Offers ‘Optimize For Bandwidth’ Tool

Google is offering webmasters a way to optimize their sites for bandwidth on Apache and Nginx. As the company notes, there are a lot of obstacles on the web when it comes to using less bandwidth, and sites contribute to …

Apple Reveals Its Reasons For Rejecting Apps Apple Reveals Its Reasons For Rejecting Apps

Apple is now providing the most transparency it ever has when it comes to informing developers why it rejects their apps. While it could certainly be a great deal more transparent, the company has a new webpage up for “Common …

Yahoo Stops Development On User Interface library Yahoo Stops Development On User Interface library

Yahoo announced that it is stopping development on the Yahoo User Interface library (YUI). It’s been around since 2005, and was launched to the public the following year. The library offere developers free, open source JavaScript and CSS tools and …

Google Announces Web Search API Retiring Google Announces Web Search API Retiring

Google announced on Friday that the Web Search API is officially retiring. The day has been coming for four years, but it is finally approaching. Google product manager Dan Ciruli writes on the company’s Developers blog: On November 1, 2010, …

Facebook Adds Analytics Support To App Links Facebook Adds Analytics Support To App Links

Facebook announced updates to App Links to give developers new analytics support, so they can analyze and segment mobile traffic. As you may recall, Facebook launched App Links at f8 a few months ago. It’s basically a way for mobile …

Microsoft Said To Set Press Event Date For Windows 9 Microsoft Said To Set Press Event Date For Windows 9

Microsoft is said to be planning to introduce the world to Windows 9 as soon as next month. According to a report from The Verge, citing sources familiar with the company’s plans, a press event is planned for September 30th, …

Linux Foundation Launches Certification Program Linux Foundation Launches Certification Program

The nonprofit Linux Foundation announced a new Linux Certification Program to help systems administrators show off some credentials and get jobs based upon them. There are two certifications – one for early career admins and one for engineer-level admins. The …

Uber Launches API, Affiliate Program for Developers Uber Launches API, Affiliate Program for Developers

Uber thinks that “any app with a map is a potential Uber API partner” – so with that in mind, the on-demand car company is opening the Uber API to all developers. Uber is launching the API with eleven flagship …

Visual Studio 2013 Gets New Web Features Visual Studio 2013 Gets New Web Features

Microsoft recently announced Update 3 for the RTM version of Visual Studio 2013, which includes some new features and fixes some bugs. In Microsoft ASP.NET and Web Tools 2013.3, they added scaffolding support for ASP.NET 5.2 technologies (MVC, Web API). …

Microsoft Postpones IE Java-Blocking Feature Microsoft Postpones IE Java-Blocking Feature

Microsoft recently posted to its Internet Explorer blog that it would begin blocking out-of-date ActiveX controls as part of its “ongoing commitment to delivering a more secure browser”. It then updated the blog to announce that it had postponed it …

HGST and NEC Launch PCIe SSD Appliance HGST and NEC Launch PCIe SSD Appliance

Western Digital’s HGST and NEC announced a PCIe SSD Appliance for Microsoft SQL Server built on NEC Express 5800 and HGST FlashMAX II PCIe server-mounted flash storage. The appliance is aimed at boosting performance and reducing total cost of ownership …