The Star Wars API, currently in a pre-release phase, is independently supported by Paul Hallett, a Python & Go API developer and avid GitHub contributor. The API is purported to provide programmatic access to a trove of databased Star Wars film information, including Planets, Spaceships, Vehicles, People, Films and Species sourced from all six Star Wars films. For example, a simple GET HTTP request to the API will be able to return data associated with specific vehicles, returning "Luke Skywalker" from an inputted ID associated with the "T-65 X-wing." Interested parties can currently sign up for early access by visiting the home site.
Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and data go hand-in-hand. No wonder the Database category on ProgrammableWeb is such a popular place to visit. In this article, we highlight the most visited API profiles in that category, including APIs for access to food, barcodes, and movie databases.
Considering how many APIs were added to our directory during 2015, it's nearly impossible for developers to take notice of all the unique and important innovation that the API world is driving. Here, we highlight some interesting technology we've seen this year that developers may have missed.