August 31, 2016
Single purpose API
Rackspace has announced the launch of two new SDKs (Software Development Kits) that make it easier for developers to create applications that utilize OpenStack APIs. The two new SDKs are for Java and PHP, however, Rackspace will be releasing SDKs that support other programming languages in the future.
expressFlow, file encryption service, offers the expressFlow API that allows developers to integrate complex file processing tasks into third party applications. expressFlow adds a new level of security to cloud storage services like Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, and more. expressFlow eliminates the need for manual encryption and protection processes. Basic calls to the expressFlow API allows developers to add encryption to files from any application.
A year ago we asked who belongs to the API billionaires club and listed several APIs that can count their API requests in the billions. Now there are many more API billionaires serving billions of requests every month. There is also a class of eight companies that are serving in the billions every single day, as shown in ProgrammableWeb Founder John Musser's talk today at Glue.