GrapeCity releases Documents v.4.1 and ActiveReportsJS v2.1

GrapeCity recently announced the releases of both GrapeCity Documents v.4.1 and ActiveReportsJS v2.1.  The GrapeCity’s Documents API product line provides low-footprint APIs for Excel, Word, PDF, Imaging and JavaScript PDF viewer. The latest version includes enhancements for GrapeCity Documents for PDF, PDF Viewer, Documents for Word, Imaging and Excel.  GrapeCity Documents for Excel (GcExcel) also […]

Microsoft makes Win32 APIs available to more languages

Microsoft has expanded the scope of Win32 APIs beyond support for C and C++, with added support for C# and Rust through the win32metadata project now available in preview on GitHub. Other languages will follow, according to the Windows development team.  Previously, developers using languages other than C and C++ had to use wrappers or […]

Collaboration and APIs: The key to innovating with legacy systems

A key responsibility of my role is investigating how to create innovative solutions for existing or prospective customers. I am not unique in this endeavor. Organizations across all industries understand that innovation is the key to success, especially when it comes to markets that are seeing an ever-growing influx of digital challengers.  Financial services is […]

Where EDI falls short, APIs and ArcESB fill the gap

For years, EDI (electronic document interchange) has allowed businesses to exchange documents with their partners from computer to computer in a standardized format. And this has worked well. With the explosion of APIs that now are used for data and document exchange, some companies are finding that their EDI solutions are coming up short, lacking […]

APIs are turbo-charging ‘snail mail’ for businesses

When it comes to the mail, the snails fail. How do organizations, like the postal service, keep up the pace in a world where software, and technology are speeding up our lives? With more eyes on the postal service now than ever, how do they ensure they deliver on time sensitive tasks like test results, […]

How API management can fuel your digital business

While APIs are the building blocks of digital transformation, a recent survey found that API management solutions are not part of everyone’s digital strategies. SmartBear’s 2020 State of API Report found 24% of respondents aren’t using an API management tool.  This is worrisome because in order for APIs to drive businesses forward, they need to […]

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: OpenAPI Comment Parser

IBM has released a new open-source API documentation tool to help developers provide better documentation and try out new APIs.  The OpenAPI Comment Parser enables developers to document code for OpenAPI specs in a clean and simple way. The company focuses on the OpenAPI specification because it provides an open standard to define and document […]

Jamstack brings front-end development back into focus

Businesses that want to attract, engage and retain more online customers need to provide an exceptional front-end solution. It’s the first thing users see when they come to a website, and it’s the first impression digital businesses can give.  Traditionally, when front ends are coupled with the back end, developers have to be full-stack experts […]