July 2, 2008
One of the challenges with testing applications in the cloud is that it’s difficult to replicate the production environment where those applications will ultimately run. No matter how big the cloud is, the data center where those applications are tested usually bears little resemblance to the data center where the applications will actually end up running.
If you are looking to display social networking statistics on your site, Shared Count just showed up with about the simplest tool you could ask for. Given a URL, the Shared Count API will contact the APIs of Facebook, Twitter, Google Buzz, Digg, Delicious, and StumbleUpon to retrieve their statistics.
ConnectYard, a leading social engagement solutions provider, has just announced the launch of a brand new RESTful Web API which makes it possible for developers to create third-party applications as well as integrate ConnectYard functionality into other existing platforms.