eBay4R is a Ruby wrapper for eBay's Web Services SOAP API. Has ease of use and small footprint. Instead of 40-50 line examples eBay gives you in C# and Java, with Ruby and eBay4R, examples are 5 lines or less.
Microsoft this week released Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.1 Beta for developers. The expanded set of open source tools should ease the pain of web programming and technical computing, and are being offered for free under the Apache 2.0 license.
Who hasn't packed a box full of items and wondered: "How much is this going to cost to ship?" Temando offers the service that we've all wished for at some point in our lives: enter the dimensions of a box, where its shipping from and to, and receive a freight quote from more than 200 carriers. Temando takes its service a step further through the Temando API offering that allows businesses or individuals to integrate Temando functionality with third party apps, websites, and platforms.