Developer Sandbox Is Now Open For Pinterest Pinterest announced the opening of its developer sandbox enabling any developer to access its API and start building apps and integrations.When a developer is ready to launch it publicly, they can submit it for review and what Pinterest calls a “quick” approval.
API Gateway Comes To AWSAmazon just announced Amazon API Gateway, which is aimed at making it easier to build and run "reliable, secure" APIs at any scale. It's a fully managed service that lets AWS customers create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs.
WordPress is Most In Demand Content Management Job SkillWP Engine released some interesting research into the "WordPress economy" and jobs that call for WordPress skills throughout the United States. The study utilized online listings from Indeed.com for WordPress-centric positions, and analyzed which jobs are most in demand, which areas show the most interest in WordPress skills, and which salaries are most common..
Amazon Machine Learning Will Help Developers With Historical DataAmazon is giving its machine learning capabilities to developers as an Amazon Web Services offering. According to the company, it makes it easier for developers to use historical data to build and deploy predictive models, which can be used for things like detecting problematic transactions, preventing customer churn, and improving customer support.
Old Webmaster Tools API Will Be Shutdown By GoogleBack in September, Google launched an update to its Webmaster Tools API to make it more consistent with other Google APIs. Those using other APIs from the company would find the new one easier to implement, the company said.
YouTube Moving On To HTML5 EmbedsGoogle announced that it is now defaulting to the HTML5 player on the web for YouTube embeds, moving to iframes. Along with this, they're deprecating the "old style" of Flash <object> embeds and their Flash API.
Learn About Android's Material Design If you're developing Android apps these days, you're going to want to understand Material Design, which is the cornerstone of the latest version – 5.0 Lollipop. The subject was discussed at Devoxx 2014, and Google is now sharing that on YouTube.