TechCrunch: Twitter Developer Labs opens to all with release of first APIs. “In May, Twitter announced plans to launch its Twitter Developer Labs program, a way for app developers to sign up to experiment with pre-released beta APIs. The idea, the company explained at the time, is to allow developers to test new API products early and offer feedback. Today, Twitter says it’s introducing its first Twitter Developer Labs endpoints: GET/users and GET/tweets. These allow developers access to look up tweets and users by ID.” I appreciate TechCrunch also mentioning all the ways Twitter has been horrible to the developer community.
TechCrunch: GitHub launches Sponsors, lets you pay your favorite open source contributors. “GitHub today launched Sponsors, a new tool that lets you give financial support through recurring monthly payments to open source developers. Developers will be able to opt into having a ‘Sponsor me’ button on their GitHub repositories and open source projects will also be able to highlight their funding models, no matter whether that’s individual contributions to developers or using Patreon, Tidelift, Ko-fi or Open Collective.”
Wolfram Blog: Launching Today: Free Wolfram Engine for Developers. “The Wolfram Engine is the heart of all our products. It’s what implements the Wolfram Language, with all its computational intelligence, algorithms, knowledgebase, and so on. It’s what powers our desktop products (including Mathematica), as well as our cloud platform. It’s what’s inside Wolfram|Alpha—as well as an increasing number of major production systems out in the world. And as of today, we’re making it available for anyone to download, for free, to use in their software development projects.”
Georgia Tech: New Tool First to Automate App ‘Slicing’ Capabilities for Developers. “Whether it’s a theme park, music festival, or vacation destination, there’s always a new app. But, downloading a new app onto an already cluttered smartphone can challenging, particularly with limited network connectivity. A new plug-in tool created at Georgia Tech for app developers, however, lets people select and use relevant ‘slices’ of an app without the entire download on their phone. Known as ‘AppSlicer’, the tool builds on existing dynamic program slicing capabilities, but it is the first of its kind to eliminate the need for additional coding by automating the process for app developers.”
VentureBeat: Twitter opens Developers Labs program to test new API products. “Twitter today announced plans to build ‘the next generation of the Twitter API’ that will provide more flexibility and better serve developers. As a first step, the company is launching Twitter Developer Labs, a program to let developers preview new features and test new API products before they are finalized. Participating developers will be asked to provide feedback on what they like and don’t like ahead of the broad rollout.” What would better serve developers is Twitter not being awful to them.
Google Developers Blog: 👋 Hello, World! 👋 | A New Home For Developers On Instagram. “We’re excited to announce the official launch of @googledevs, a new hub for developer culture where we’ll shine a spotlight on communities around the world and make new friends at events like Google I/O, The Android Dev Summit, Flutter Live, and more.”