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Developers with a penchant for green-energy powered APIs should probably take a look at GreenQloud's IaaS offerings that are API-compatible with Amazon's EC2 and S3 services. The Icelandic company's datacenters survive on nothing but 100 percent renewable energy.
In designing its APIs, Evernote decided to take a path less-traveled involving Thrift; a technology that was contributed to the Apache Foundation by Facebook. Evernote's choice begs the question of whether Thrift and technologies like it could work for other API design projects as well.
Today, eight years after the web Site was founded, ProgrammableWeb.com crossed an important threshold and recorded the 10,000th API into its directory. What started with a record of Yahoo!'s Flickr API has blossomed into a database whose growth can only accelerate over time.
Having acquired Vordel last Fall, Axway has now gotten around to integrating Vordel's original API Gateway functionality into its existing lineup while also adding some new features such as the ability to automatically scale when deployed on either Amazon (in the cloud) or VMware (on-premises).
Low power WiFi is emerging as the frontrunner when it comes to getting the Internet of Things connected. However, developers who are hoping to leverage IoT for the tipping point that it is should beware of the networking challenges that could sully the out of box experience for their wares.
Most people -- especially developers -- don't know or care about what Broadcom is. For decades however, some of the biggest brands in the industry (Apple, Samsung, Dell, etc.) have relied on the semiconductor maker to enable the computers and mobile devices they sell for network and GPS connectivity. If the company had a "Broadcom Inside" logo, you'd be shocked to learn how many devices could bear it.
It's strange how some things in life come full circle as though they were so meant to be, there couldn't possibly be another way. Back in 2005, when ProgrammableWeb founder John Musser caught wind of the tsunami of APIs that were about to make landfall on the Internet -- APIs like the ones for Google Maps and Flickr that debuted that year -- he not only recognized the tipping point that was upon us, he seized the day. He founded ProgrammableWeb as the first and only destination dedicated to the community of Web developers and the API providers in their service.