Do-it-yourself NLP versus wit, LUIS, or api.ai

Foursquare has already done the hard work of finding matching restaurants, so the trickiest part of building this MVP is finding a way to generate structured data from natural language. The great thing about tools like wit, LUIS, and api.ai is that they make this part so easy that you can build an MVP like the above in an afternoon. In our experience, 3rd party tools are an excellent way to build quick prototypes. You could just as quickly build a bot to find videos with the YouTube API, or products from Product Hunt.

Oculus previews a new untethered VR headset

Oculus previews a new untethered headset, Cyanogen shifts business strategy to a modular OS program and online furniture store Wayfair releases its first API.

Google planning hybrid Android/Chrome OS tablets

In this edition Google is reportedly planning hybrid devices that run both Android and Chrome, game developers boycott Oculus due to its founder’s support for Donald Trump and Google takes its Daydream SDK out of beta.

Angular team announces final release of version 2.0

In this edition, Angular team announces the release of Android Studio 2.2, Oracle confirms rumours of a Java EE 8 delay and Microsoft has been crowned the new king when it comes to open source contributors.

News round up - Razer launches new fund for VR & gaming start-ups

In this week's news roundup. In this edition, Blackstorm raises $33.5m for a 'post-app store", Razer launches a new fund for VR and gaming start-ups and Kony releases a new survey on the challenges of wearable development.

API Management tools: How to find the one for you

API management is an important piece of the API Strategy puzzle. The existing solutions vary greatly both in features and technical implementation. There is no one size fits all - best choice depends on the requirements of your organization. Let’s attempt to scratch the surface of API Management.

HTML5 performance is fine, what we are missing is tools

HTML5 is perceived as a lower quality platform, mainly because of performance. This comes both as a result of survey data, as well as developer interviews. Yet, industry experts claim the problem is lack of tools. So what is the HTML5 really missing, performance or tools? VisionMobile's Web Technology Lead, and author of our acclaimed research report, debates the performance vs. tools issue.