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.
Google has partnered with NodeSource, maker of an enterprise Node.JS platform, NSolid. The partnership allows Node.JS to run on Google App Engine. While the companies have indicated much more to come, the goal of the partnership aims to bring quality apps that scale through Google's platform.
Passwords are passé, or so thinks Amazon. The online retail giant is launching its own single sign on service for third-party developers. Dubbed “Login with Amazon,” the API enables Amazon’s 200 million active customers to sign into websites, apps and games using their Amazon credentials.