HiDrive is a cloud storage service. The HiDrive WinJS SDK supplies an easy way to integrate websites or Windows 8 apps with the HiDrive cloud storage platform. The WinJS SDK is well documented and can be accessed through GitHub. Interfacing with the HiDrive the API, web and Windows developers are able to integrate tools such as user login, uploading files for storage, reading and writing files, performing file compression, creating picture thumbnails, as well as other functions. The HiDrive API is free to incorporate into 3rd party applications or web-apps, and uses OAuth 2 for authentication.
Fhoster's Livebase API is a built-in REST API supporting HTML5, JSON and XML that allows users to create databases in cloud. Details on the API guide you through 5 steps. First is accessing a cloudlet. Fhoster defines a cloudlet as "A small piece of cloud just for you. It contains a dedicated MySQL database and everything you need to execute your models." The second step is accessing an application within the Cloudlet. Third is access a class within the application. Fourth is retrieving a structured object.
Within most enterprise IT organizations there is a tension between classic approaches to middleware based on software-oriented architectures (SOA) and approaches based on APIs that are easier to build and deploy but potentially more difficult to manage.