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GDS updates best practices for building government APIs

The Government Digital Service (GDS) has updated its best practices for developers to follow when building APIs for public services. APIs in public services can improve data sharing between government bodies and provide valuable information to outside parties. They are, of course, subject to strict rules. The department emphasises the Technology Code of Practice which…

SmartBear introduces Swagger Inspector to simplify API validation and OpenAPI documentation

SmartBear, an application performance monitoring provider from Boston, has announced the launch of the cloud-based Swagger Inspector tool to ease API validation process and help developers in auto-generating their OpenAPI documentation without any hassle. The aim behind the formulation of Swagger Inspector is to help developers as much as possible in checking if APIs, be…

React knowledge ‘big opportunity’ for marketable developers, argues HackerRank

Organisations continue to look for expertise in JavaScript and Java above everything else – yet a skills gap is apparent when it comes to frameworks. That is the key analysis from a new report by technical recruiter HackerRank. The report, titled the 2018 Developer Skills Report and which polled almost 40,000 developers, found React to…

Mercedes-Benz provides an API for its connected vehicles

Daimler-owned automotive giant Mercedes-Benz has launched a new API for its connected vehicles. The API provides access to some data and features of the supported vehicles. On the data side, developers can request access for things such as vehicle location, fuel level, and tyre pressure. For obvious safety reasons, developers cannot access things such as…

One in 10 game developers will use loot boxes for their next game – but express caution on use

More game developers are working on loot boxes but are expressing caution about their use, according to the latest figures published by the Game Developers Conference (GDC). The company has released its latest State of the Game Industry report building up to the five-day extravaganza in San Francisco in March, polling almost 4,000 game developers.…