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Amazon announced the release of the new AWS Price List API which allows AWS partners and customers to programmatically access the prices of AWS services including (but not limited to) Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon CloudFront, and Amazon RDS. Data is returned in JSON or CSV format.
Amazon today made a number of key AWS announcements at its AWS Summit in San Francisco. These include the launch of two new AWS services.
Hackers are quickly exploiting API keys, cloud credentials, and other sensitive data that have been accidentally exposed on GitHub.
Amazon App Store now supports charging for HTML5 web apps, new promotion opportunities. One Roof Energy heats up API library for managing solar installations. Plus: Startupbus announces API contest, how to enable and monetize the app economy, and 10 new APIs.
Amazon Kinesis arrives in public beta, a developer tool for real-time apps. Explara's API and event marketplace for India launches. Plus: Paypal acquires Stackmob, why the orchestration layer is the future of APIs, and 11 new APIs.
Amazon's Second Elastic Compute Cloud Spotathon Goes until Midnight October 31. Developers using APIs could rule the world. Plus: 11 new APIs.
AWS has new Support API. Informatica's new Ultra API. Plus: Twitter gives API 1.0 a reprieve, SOA launches first API gateway, and 22 new APIs.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is on a roll this year. With price cuts, introduction of new services and management tools, they have set the foundation for continuing to dominate the IaaS space. Their latest announcement was AWS OpsWorks, an integrated management tool for resource provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, monitoring, and access control. With the range of services that they provide, it becomes a little difficult for new developers to navigate through their offerings and also for experienced devs to take advantage of them.
Facebook Graph API breaking changes go into effect tomorrow Feb 6th. AWS uses its own Simple Notification Service (SNS) to push RDS events to DBAs. Plus: Microsoft Health Valult sees a new release and updated SDKs and 12 new APIs.
AWS heats up the IaaS space with price cuts and global availablity of M3 instances. How APIs can help solve BYOD. Plus: Canadian Yellow Pages now has 2300 API-related partners and 9 new APIs.
Amazon announces a High Memory EC2 type for applications that need have high compute, memory and network requirements. A compilation of 5 Crucial APIs to know about. Plus:18 API Business Models deconstructed, optimizing the Netflix API and 11 new APIs.
Amazon announces finalists of 2012 AWS Start-Up Challenge and sets the stage for the Finale. IKANOW provides Big Data API to analyse your big data sources. Plus: Layer 7 unveils APIfy to deliver API management via Cloud Services, non-profit API for TV and Movie Data and 11 new APIs.
Google's Pay-Per-Use API Services Challenges Amazon. Another secret to building APIs is developer support. Plus: Making a case for retail and APIs, Codeproof API makes MDM integration easier, and 4 new APIs.
Storify, the hybrid social platform/media curation tool, is looking to move beyond its pool of media clients. The Electronic Freedom Frontier makes the case for why APIs should not be copyrighted. Plus: the Facebook team shows you where to get face time with them, commerce APIs come under attack, and 6 new APIs.
Today In APIs: Facebook SDK 3.0 for iOS, AWS powers NASA Content, API Job Specializations and 17 New APIs
New Facebook iOS SDK provides native UI controls. AWS powers Curiosity Rover landing video telecast. API Job requirements get specific. Plus: a report on Business value of APIs, LinkedIn unloads upgraded API to expand sharing power and 17 New APIs.
Google is doubling down on cloud computing, further opening up its infrastructure to developers. Google Compute Engine supports "Linux virtual servers at Google scale," according to the company's announcement at its Google I/O developer conference. The new offering sits alongside the Google App Engine API as part of its infrastructure-as-a-service Cloud Platform initiative. Google Compute is also the closest competitor the search giant has to Amazon EC2.
Yet another month has passed and with it we take a look back at some of the best mashups from April that we missed the first time around. The mashups below make use of APIs from Foursquare, Google Maps, Zotero, Amazon and more and each was named Mashup of the Day.
Amazon has dropped prices again on its popular Amazon EC2 API. CRM-as-a-service company FullContact added ambiguous name parsing as a useful new feature to its FullContact API. Plus: an API podcast, Facebook gaming and 12 new APIs.