This Python library is the official client for referencing the Block.io API from a Python application. Block.io API offers a secure wallet and payment service for transacting the three most common cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Doge, & LiteCoin). The Block.io API can be used to return balances, conduct withdrawals and account maintenance, and return user IDs & addresses associated with a specific account.
One of the many frustrations that mashup developers (and web developers in general) run into is trying to use contextual ads for sites with lots of dynamic content. By their very nature, mashups typically tap into data that constantly changes, making it difficult to use contextual ads that stay up-to-date with content.
Should you let people scrape data from your site or offer a web service API instead? This is one of the classic arguments for offering an API: to get better control over how your data is accessed and who gets access. A recent news story about Flybe, Europe's largest independent regional airline carrier, demonstrates a case where this was the main driver for creating an API. For Flybe, having third party service and applications access their booking engine is very important to them, but they want to make it more structured and reliable.
“Catch Them Young” is a time tested principle and the latest API contest to hit town, the TradeKing Campus Challenge wants undergraduate business and tech students to come together, use its TradeKing API in innovative ways and win prizes. TradeKing is an online stock and options broker, that provides an API to manage trading activity, access to market data and account management.