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  • Kraken (Image Management): Image optimization and compression API
  • (Web Scraping API): Transform any website into a table of data or a Structured API in minutes without writing any code
  • Packer (VM Platforms & Containers): Create identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration, by the creators of Vagrant
  • (API Tools): GitHub badges as a service, used by Travis CI, Code Climate, Coveralls
  • Read the Docs (API Tools): Create, host, and browse documentation
  • PredictionIO (Machine Learning as a Service): Open Source Machine Learning Server
  • Impala (Big Data Tools): Real-time Query for Hadoop, used by Stripe, 37 Signals, Expedia
  • Cloudera Enterprise (Big Data as a Service): Enterprise Platform for Big Data
  • Stackato (PaaS) : Enterprise ready private PaaS based on the Cloud Foundry open-source project and Docker, used by Mozilla and ExactTarget
  • Accountable (Compliance): HIPAA Compliance, Made Easy, used by Help Scout
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  1. Syncano (Realtime Backend/API): A real-time backend for structured data
  2. RatchetBuild mobile apps with simple HTML, CSS, and JS components, made by the creators of Twitter Bootstrap
  3. Rollcall (Team Task Management): Automated status reports to simplify your standups
  4. Respondly (Social Media Tools): Team Inbox for Email & Twitter, used by Stripe, Pocket, and Tapbots
  5. (Image Management): Thumbnails and metadata for almost any kind of file
Note: We added 11 new tools & services last week, check out last week's newsletter or see all 11 additions:
Tools & Services Added Last Week




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  • Google Cloud PlatformCloud Platform at Google I/O - new Big Data, Mobile and Monitoring products- Google announced a handful of new services, tools, and improvements to existing offerings:

    • Google Cloud Dataflow - a fully managed service for creating data pipelines that ingest, transform and analyze data in both batch and streaming modes. See detailed announcement
    • Cloud Trace - visualize and understand time spent by your application for request processing. You can also compare performance from release to release with a detailed report. See detailed announcement
    • Cloud Monitoring, Powered by Stackdriver - rich dashboards and alerting capabilities that help developers find and fix performance problems quickly. See detailed announcement
    • Cloud Debugger - set a watchpoint on a line of code, the next time a request on any of your servers hits that line of code, you get a snapshot of all the local variables, parameters, instance variables and a full stack trace. See detailed announcement
    • Google Cloud Save (for mobile) - Google Cloud Save allows you to easily load and save user data to the cloud without needing to code up the backend. See detailed announcement
    • Cloud Tools for Android Studio - To simplify the process of adding an App Engine backend to your app, Android Studio now provides three App Engine backend module templates which you can add to your app. See detailed announcement
    - June 25

  • GitHubIntroducing the Revert Button- You can now easily revert a pull request on GitHub by clicking "Revert," after which you'll be prompted to create a new pull request with the reverted changes.- June 24

  • DigitalOceanAPI v2.0 Enters Public Beta- DO's API v2 is now available for use, key features include: A truly RESTful API, Improved Authentication, OAuth Applications, Slugs, Pagination, and Expanded API Coverage.- June 24

  • Urban AirshipFire Up Messaging To Amazon Devices - Urban Airship now has full native support for Amazon Device Messaging (ADM). Apps developed for Fire phone and Kindle Fire tablets can leverage highly targeted push messaging, rich in-app content and real-time mobile marketing automation to drive greater relevancy, and richer more responsive experiences for users.- June 24

  • StripeStripe + Alipay- Stripe has added support for Alipay, China’s most popular online payment method, used for over half of Chinese internet transactions. You don't need to change your integration: once you enable Alipay in your dashboard, Chinese customers will see it as a payment option in Checkout.- June 24

  • GoSquaredIntroducing the new GoSquared- GoSquared has introduced the biggest update to its service in its 8 year history. Major changes include an easier way to switch between sites, a dramatically improved and more consistent mobile experience, completely redesigned account and site settings, and easier access to key features.- June 25

  • CloudantIntroducing Cloudant Query- Cloudant Query gives you a declarative way to define and query indexes on your database. Cloudant Query gives you two new API endpoints: one to manage indexes, and one to execute queries against.- June 25

  • Visual Website OptimizerLaunching VWO: The Next Generation of Visual Website Optimizer- Visual Website Optimizer has launched the next version of their service: VWO. Major new features include: Zero-coding A/B testing for iOS native apps, Segmentation of A/B and multivariate tests on any custom criteria, completely revamped user interface that makes setting up testing and optimization campaigns easier- June 25

  • StatusPage.ioIntegrating with PagerDuty- All PagerDuty and customers can now automatically update StatusPage components, and post incidents in response to PagerDuty incidents being triggered, updated, and resolved.- June 25

  • ParseLogin Love for your Android App- Parse has launched ParseLoginUI, an open-source library project for building login screens on Android with the Parse SDK. This library implements screens for login, signup, and password help. It has been released as a standalone project (apart from the Parse Android SDK) so that you have the flexibility to make further changes to its look and feel when you integrate it into your app.- June 25

  • CrashlyticsAnnouncing Brand New Integrations- New Crashlytics integrations include: Trello (turn your crashes into Trello cards), Bitbucket (turns your crashes into Bitbucket issues), Hall (messages are posted into your preferred group).- June 25

  • DropboxAnnouncing: Dropbox app metrics- Developers building apps on Dropbox can now see: total number of users of your app, the number of new users your app gains each day, the number of API calls your app makes each day.- June 26

  • Amazon CloudFrontDeliver Custom Content With CloudFront- CloudFront now allows you to customize or personalize the dynamic content that you deliver to your users. You can now use additional characteristics of the end user request, such as their location or the device that they use, to decide what content to return.- June 26

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