Chris Chabot announced the new Google+ APIs:
I’m super excited about how the Google+ project brings the richness and nuance of real life sharing to software, and today we’re announcing our first step towards bringing this to your apps as well by launching the Google+ public data APIs.
The APIs are available at Google+ Platform Developers site, and an introductory article is also available at the Google+ Platform Blog.
The open-source Android smartphone market just hit a milestone of sorts: it surpassed the iPhone in popularity, moving into the second overall spot behind industry leader RIM OS (BlackBerry).
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Appcelerator.com just released the new Titanium Mobile SDK 1.3. This release includes mostly bug fixes, for both iPhone and Android platforms and opens the door for iPhone 4.0.
Zend just announced Simple Cloud API for PHP. This API aims to be an Abstraction Layer between PHP and a number of Cloud services (Azure, Amazon, Nirvanix, Rackspace). The current contributors to this project include Zend, Microsoft, IBM, Rackspace, Nirvanix, and GoGrid.
The final versions of Visual Studio 2008 and .net Framework 3.5 are available. MSDN subscribers can download VS2008 the full versions from the MSDN subscription site. Trial versions of VS2008 Team Suite and VS2008 Team Foundation Server are also available for download, VS2008 Professional will be available later.
As announced this week, Apple will release a new SDK to develop native applications for the iPhone. This is a somewhat unexpected turn, as Apple announced in the past that no native applications SDK would be released, leaving only room for applications developed using Dashboard-widgets-like methods (Web 2.0 applications, as stated in a previous press release).
Microsoft just announced: The source code of the .net Framework (at least a big part of it) will be available shortly, as a standalone install or integrated in Visual Studio 2008. The code can only be viewed, not modified or distributed in any way, as it is published under the Microsoft Reference License.
Microsoft just released Windows Live ID Authentication SDK, allowing you to provide LiveID authentication to your website visitors. This will allow anyone with a LiveID account to instantly become a member of your website, even if you’re not using IIS+Windows. Continue reading