The Apple iCloud Ruby library by Jurriaan Pruis aims to work with Apple iCloud services in iOS, Mac, and PC. Authentication and basic account information retrieval are needed to access the library. Dependencies in HTTPclient and plist are available as links. The author has published a number of Ruby libraries in his GitHub repositories, that could be useful to scrap, connect, and interface.
There’s no shortage of controversy when it comes to healthcare these days, but from a developer perspective, the increased usage of electronic medical records (EMR) represents a potential boon. The challenge is that a lot of those records are locked up in proprietary systems that for the most part are fairly inaccessible.
Gridspot beta's new API could be to Amazon's cloud services what Amazon is to bookstores: a fiercely disruptive competitor. The API details show how users can manage large-scale computing using idle computing power around the world. According to Gridspot, that is the secret behind their jaw-dropping cloud power pricing, which they claim is 30 times cheaper.