A Wolfram Alpha Perl Library by Gabriel Weinberg is available to access the API for reference, search, and semantic purposes. An API explorer allows to enter queries and display responses linked to a wide variety of topics useful for developers. With this tool that aims to get more familiar with the Wolfram Alpha API, users could increase efficiency when they decide to work specifically with Perl language. Download can be accessed on the libraries' site.
Are you old enough to remember using a dictionary, or a thesaurus, or even a phone book? Whatever happened to those quaint reference tools that we grew up with? They've been replaced, in many cases by applications and mashups like the ones we're highlighting today. These mashups use a variety of APIs from Wikipedia, Twilio SMS, Google Maps and more. Read below for more information on each.
In February, Morgan and Claypool Publishers released a 54-page unfinished work by Aaron Swartz on A Programmable Web. It begins with a focus on the architecture of the web, and moves on to "what it means to build a program on top of the web."